“Think of two people, living together day after day, year after year, in this small space, standing elbow to elbow cooking at the same small stove, squeezing past each other on the narrow stairs, shaving in front of the same small bathroom mirror, constantly jogging, jostling, bumping against each other’s bodies by mistake or on purpose, sensually, aggressively, awkwardly, impatiently, in rage or in love – think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave, everywhere, behind them!”
— Christopher Isherwood
One year ago, we featured the breathtaking book, LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s – 1950s by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell. Their story of collecting and preserving photographs of gay men in love and the unexpected journey of curating them into a book was proof once again that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of LOVING, those pictures told hidden, forgotten, and forbidden stories, our stories.
Since then, the power of men in love seen in its lost photographs has been so intense it’s made an impact around the world and back again. It has generated a second printing, exhibits, conversations, acceptance, and most importantly more love.
Jackie Hoegger created this short documentary, Beyond LOVING chronicling reactions to their book from around the world.
Love is Love.
Love has no sexual orientation.
— Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell
Learn more about LOVING or order a copy of the book HERE
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Read our previous Pride Month 2022 posts