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Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America: Portraits of love on the edge

by | 7th, December 2014

Sage Sohier’s photographs of love – Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America – is a work explained by its time. David Rosenberg explains:

Today, apart from a few dated fashion choices, the photos of gay couples in domestic settings don’t seem that shocking. But when Sohier began shooting the series in 1986, AIDS and sexual promiscuity seemed to be the only headlines about gay people. “My ambition was to make pictures that challenged and moved people and that were interesting both visually and psychologically,” Sohier wrote via email about the project. “In the 1980s, many same-sex relationships were still discreet, or a bit hidden. It was a time when many gay men were dying of AIDS, which made a particularly poignant backdrop for the project.”

 Trip and Alan, Key West, FL, 1988  

 

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