February 21, 2014

Book Launch of "Gays in the Military" by Vincent Cianni

Talking Eyes Media is thrilled to announce the book launch of Gays in the Military -- a project by photographer Vincent Cianni (and fiscal sponsee of TEM).

Gays in the Military (published by Daylight's Spring):

Through compelling photographs and interviews made over three years on road trips across the US, Vincent Cianni has created an important historical record of the struggles of gay and lesbian veterans and service members in the US military.  As the Human Rights Commission attests, the US military has a long history of civil rights abuses against homosexuals, with harassment and discrimination frequently resulting in lost careers.  In many cases, these men and women -- highly skilled, well educated, patriotic, courageous and productive -- had attained high rank, received numerous medals and held top-level jobs essential to the military.  With essays by Alison Nordstrom, Don Bramer and Alan Steinman shedding light on the cultural, personal and political consequences of the ban on homosexuality, this volume tells the stories of men and women who served in silence and oftentimes were penalized and prohibited from receiving the benefits accorded them for serving in the military.

The book launch (for the publication of Gays in the Military and other titles from Daylight Books) will take place at the International Center of Photography (ICP) on March 7, 2014 at 6pm.

In addition to Vincent Cianni, 
the book signing will include the following artists:

Mariette Pathy Allen: TransCuba
Adrain Chesser and Timothy White Eagle: The Return
Martin Hyers and William Mebane: Empire
Mike Osborne: Floating Island
Jonathan Saruk: Forbidden Reel

Learn more about the artists' books: http://daylightbooks.org/store