Viewing Record 8 of 14 Queering the Image

The Look Photographed

  • Accession Number:
  • Artist:
    Weston, Kurt
  • Date:
    1986; printed 2018
  • Medium:
    Inkjet print
  • Dimensions:
    image: 12 1/2 in x 18 in; paper: 13 1/4 in x 19 in
  • Credit Line:
    Gift of the artist


About the Photographer

Weston, Kurt

American, b. 1957

Kurt Weston’s photographic snapshots of the 1980s LGBTQIA underground culture explore sexuality, community, pride, power, and resistance to the socio-political systems in which marginalized communities fall victim to. These photographs are an archive of a generation lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and shed light on the individuals who paved the way so other queer people could live authentically. Kurt Weston is a legally blind photographer who lost his vision to his own AIDS diagnosis. He was close to death; however, a new antiviral medicine saved his life. Weston received his BA from Columbia College Chicago and his MFA in Photography from California State University. His work is in the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Art, Houston, National AIDS Museum, California Museum of Photography, among others.