A Conversation with Lola Flash, TL Litt, and Donna Binder, Moderated by Sarah Schulman
As America looks back at the AIDS crisis through contemporary eyes, we are finally able to give credit to the full range of activists and artists who forced this country to change, against its will. As part of the More Life series, Sarah Schulman will talk to three lesbian photographers who were members of ACT UP and who contributed foundational images that have come to represent the era of suffering and resistance. Join moderator Sarah Schulman for a panel discussion and show of images from Lola Flash, TL Litt, and Donna Binder.
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6–8 PM
New York | 537 West 20th Street
Kindly note that space is limited and advance RSVP is required.
Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, and AIDS historian. Her 20th book, LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993 was just published by FSG.
Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than three decades, Lola Flash’s photography challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions. Her art and activism are profoundly connected, fueling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving the legacy of LGBTQIA+ and communities of color worldwide. Flash is a member of Kamoinge and on the board at Queer Art.
T.L. Litt studied photojournalism at The New England School of Photography, graduating with honors.In New York, she began working as a member of Impact Visuals, a cooperative photo agency dedicated to social documentary photography. Her photographs have appeared in dozens of publications including Vanity Fair, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Spin, Essence, The Village Voice, Seventeen, Out, Utne Reader, The Advocate as well as books such as AIDS & Activism, Paul Monette’s Becoming A Man and Sarah Schulman’s LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993. She is also honored to have several photos included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
Donna Binder is a photojournalist with over 30 years of creating, distributing, and fundraising for social justice and cultural projects. As a founding member and co-director of Impact Visuals from 1986–1999, she managed 130 photographers worldwide and secured assignments, projects, and funds for social documentary photography. Binder’s original photography has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, Life, Newsweek, Mother Jones, The Economist, Der Spiegel, MacLean's, Fortune, The Village Voice, National Geographic, OUT, and The Advocate. Her images have been used in the documentary films, “Fauci”, “How to Survive a Plague” and "Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS.”
Image: Lola Flash, NIH Demo II - ACT UP, 1990 (detail) © Lola Flash