SEPTEMBER 28 – NOVEMBER 16
STANLEY STELLAR PHOTOGRAPHS 1979 – 1992
Kapp Kapp is pleased to present Stanley Stellar Photographs: 1979–1992, a selection of prints by the legendary studio and street photographer. This marks Stellar’s first exhibition in Philadelphia and his first solo gallery exhibition since 1996.
From a childhood in Brooklyn to the Parson’s School of Design, by the 1970s, Stellar (b. 1945) emerged as a photographer on the streets of New York within the exact mile radius and decade as the Gay Liberation Movement. Stellar caught onto the radiance of queer bodies set in motion by the events of June 28th, 1969 when the LGBT patrons of Stonewall Inn—a “last call” minority in more than one sense of the word—defended the validity of the queer community from police brutality.