Phyllis Christopher at the Colloquium of Unpopular Culture, NYU

Thursday 11 April 2024, 6:30pm
Immersion Room, 7th Floor, NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South
Free. Open to the public. Non-NYU guests must RSVP here.

“‘I think of many of these photographs as illustrations of underground experimentation … The party was the victory.”

Phyllis Christopher will be talking about her work and Dark Room at the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at NYU in April.

Phyllis Christopher’s fearless, tender, joyful photographs fuse lesbian sex and queer protest against the backdrop of a city in flux. Relocating to San Francisco from her hometown Buffalo in the late-1980s, she began to collaborate with her subjects to make images, often for the lesbian magazine On Our Backs, in which documentary and performance converge. Dark Room brings together fifteen years of Christopher’s work in which, whether on streets, in clubs, or in studios, she creates a memorable portrait of a community improvising a bold vision of queer lesbian sexuality as well as defending itself in the face of right-wing politics, the AIDS crisis, and urban gentrification.

Phyllis Christopher at the Colloquium of Unpopular Culture, NYU; ; 2024; Artist: Christopher, Phyllis;