Capturing the Moment - The Photojournalism of Rick Gerharter
Capturing the Moment:
The Photojournalism of
Rick Gerharter

On Wednesday, June 14, 2006, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco unveiled a major exhibit of works by gay photojournalist Rick Gerharter. Since the late 1980s, Gerharter has created a rich visual archive of the political, social, and cultural life of Northern California's queer communities during an era of powerful transformation. His images emphasize the uniqueness of individuals, events, and spaces through use of vivid color and attention to personality and the power of place. During the opening night reception, Gerharter described the particular relationship of photojournalism to GLBT history and society.

"Rick is one of our community's premiere photojournalists," said GLBT Historical Society Executive Director Terence Kissack. "'Capturing the Moment' brings together images from nearly a decade, revealing recent queer history through one man's engaged vision."

Gerharter is best known for his contributions to the Bay Area Reporter, one of San Francisco's oldest GLBT weeklies. He has also published in Newsweek, Der Spiegel, and The Economist as well as many books. Gerharter's photographic eye was first inspired by travels in South America. Unable to face returning to his desk job, he became a photojournalist. He still travels; his photos have appeared in over 30 Lonely Planet travel guides.

"Capturing the Moment" is made possible by the generous support of the Bob Ross Foundation and by GLBT Historical Society members.

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