PEOPLE FROM THE VILLAGE
EXHIBITION OF ICONIC BEEFCAKE PHOTOGRAPHY
OCT 19th [opening night] until NOV 18th 2012
GALLERY SPACESTATION SIXLY-FIVE
373 KENNINGTON RD – LONDON SE11 4PS – UK –  020 – 7820 1120
John Palatinus,83 is one of the few surviving leaders in the fight for the freedom to disseminate gay-photography and art during the 1950’s and 60’s. He is a legendary photographer from an era now called the Golden Age of Physique Photography. At that time in America, it was illegal to send even semi-nude photographs through the U.S. Mail. From 1954 to 1959, Palatinus worked in his studios in Northern Indiana and New York City, photographing young male body-builders. His photographs were published in numerous body-building magazines of the era, most notably Tomorrow’s Man, a pocket-sized publication featuring males with posing straps or other coverings for their privates. In early 1959 his now classic photographs were driven from the market by zealous US Postal Inspectors aided by the New York Police Department. in highly- publicized raids. All of John’s his cameras, equipment, photographs, negatives, and mailing lists were confiscated and never returned. Now, after more than half a century, his almost forgotten work has been re-discovered, thanks to the work of archivist and curator of vintage physique photography Alan Harmon.
DUCKIE & BIG-GAY-LIFESTYLE-SHOW (BGLS)
The LGBT community of London will honor this legendary artist not only by bringing his show of more than 40 vintage beefcake photographs to the SPACE STATION SIXTY-FIVE Gallery.
Meet the artist,83 and his archivist Alan Harmon, VINTAGE MALE PHYSIQUE BLOG V-M-P
SAT, 13th October, Amy Lamée welcomes John Palatinus and his crew on DUCKIE, VAUXHALL TAVERN. SAT, 20th October, the curator and the artist will be present on the BGLS (see attachment below) for more personal talks, discussions and more.
Please join us in in celebrating the lifetime achievements of John Palatinus – a revolutionary artist – a man persecuted for his art in a time noted for its repression of gay men and women.