Fonds AR496 - Efrain John Gonzalez fonds

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Efrain John Gonzalez fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR496

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  • [198-]-2020 (Creation)
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    Gonzalez, Efrain John

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.5 m of graphic material and other material

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Efrain John Gonzalez was born in the Bronx, raised in Long Island, moved to Manhattan in 1975, and settled in Park Slope, Brooklyn in 1979. A photographer since secondary school at Holy Trinity High, he has studied Photography at the School of Visual Arts, and at New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury. He studied Photoshop software at The New School. He dropped out of college to drive a taxi and to begin his exploration of New York City. His work has been published in the New York Times, Time Out Magazine, and in the Village Voice, among other publications. Gonzales is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. His publications include a volume of tattoo photography INK & STEEL (Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c. 2012) and a forthcoming book of nighttime photography of New York City's Meatpacking District during the 1980s.

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Donated to University of Victoria Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives by Efrain John Gonzales via Dr. Aaron Devor in 2016 and 2020.

A part of the Transgender Archives Collections.

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Fonds consists of photographs of transgender women at various clubs and events in New York City during the 1980s and 1990s, as well as photographs of panel discussions, marches and events from 2000-2020.

The locations include: Fabric Factory Club, Speed Limit 55 Club, New York University (NYU), Lucky Cheng's, St. Mark's, the CBGB & OMFUG Club, the Pyramid Club, the Silver Swan, and Meow Mix Club. The majority of the photographs were taken at Fabric Factory and Speed Limit 55.

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Note: Several photographs have partial or full nudity.

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Includes approx. 2000 photographs (prints and digital), approx. 553 slides, 20 videos (digital), 3 CDs, 1 t-shirt, textual records

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