First Comes Love


September 17 – October 22, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 17, 3-5PM

First Comes Love is an exhibit of photographs, stories, and video by B. Proud that provides a glimpse into the “everyday” lives of LGBTQ couples who have been in their relationships for 10, 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years! Unlike the stereotypical picture painted by the media, these portraits and stories seek to educate those who question, celebrate those who have loving, devoted relationships and provide an historical record of the strength of this community.

Proud is a fine art photographer and instructor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions.  Her book First Comes Love features 65 photographs and stories with a foreword by Edie Windsor.  Windsor made her mark in history for her involvement in United States v. Windsor, the landmark trial in 2013 when Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Larson GalleryMonday, August 22nd, 2016 at 5:39am

Wonderful interior photos

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Larson GallerySunday, August 21st, 2016 at 6:25am
Barbara Proud Looking forward to bringing First Comes Love there next month!
Kim Brewer Excited for this exhibit
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Larson GalleryFriday, August 19th, 2016 at 5:39am
Bold Type Magazine Yakima Great photo of you David! Thanks for being part of the magazine.
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Larson GalleryTuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 7:24am

A short 16mm film we found while cleaning up in the gallery. This was taken August 16, 1963 by KIMA. It says "Pin Up Art Show" - Cannot find more info about it, but realized it was digitized backwards as the store signs are reversed....

Erin Clark Yes - the statue of the Colonel that's downtown by the Y. It's at 1:00 in the film. That makes sense because of the median with the trees.
H Dennis Thompson Very Cool!! History on parade!
Sarah Jane Fitzgerald It looks like it was held at the park that runs the length of Naches ave.
Larson Gallery It looks like Montgomery Ward is the sign
Jane Gutting Show this to Delma, I'll bet she would recognize some items.
Larson Gallery Information on Montgomery Ward address



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