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City of Wounded Boys & Sexual Warriors A Slide Lecture by Photographer Mark I. Chester

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Event:
City of Wounded Boys & Sexual Warriors A Slide Lecture by Photographer Mark I. Chester
Start:
September 15, 2016 7:00 PM
End:
September 15, 2016 9:30 PM
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
August 3, 2016
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Mark Chester 500

 

Mark I. Chester is a San Francisco gay radical sex photographer who has documented his life in San Francisco’s gay sexual underground since the late 1970s. In a wide-ranging and visually explosive slide show presentation, Mark photographically traces his own personal and sexual evolution, which at the same time documents the men, women and community with whom he shared these politically, socially and sexually tumultuous years. Mark will have copies of his self-published photographic monograph, City of Wounded Boys & Sexual Warriors – a dark explicit diary from San Francisco’s gay sexual underground, 1977-2015, for sale. It has been almost 20 years since Mark last gave lectures on his photographic work in New York City.

Doors open at 7pm and presentation starts at 7:30pm.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $10 per seat.

A total of 5 pay-what-you-wish tickets are available to the first 5 customers who claim them. If you select this ticket type you will have the option to make a donation to the Bureau, but this is not required.

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If tickets remain available on the night of the event they can be purchased at the door.

 

Mark I. Chester is a San Francisco gay radical sex photographer who has used the photographic image to record, document and comment on his own life and the life of his community for nearly 4 decades. His work is politically provocative, socially aware and artistically taboo. His fine art photographs have been seen in shows in San Francisco, nationally and internationally. His photographs of Robert Chesley with ks lesions can now be seen in the traveling groundbreaking exhibition, Art AIDS America, which is on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts from July 13 to October 23, 2016.

In addition to exhibiting his own work, Mark has shown the work of other gay, radical and sexually underground artists in his guerilla gallery. Mark has also hosted a drawing group for gay men in his studio for the last 29 years.

City of Wounded Boys & Sexual Warriors is a 132 page hard cover book with 89 images in both black and white and color. A self-published book produced digital on demand to avoid censorship, will be sold for the special price of $125 at the event (normally $150). The book may be purchased in advance with a pre-order sale for $115, with $5 from each sale going to the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division.

More examples of Mark’s work can be found at:

 

 

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