Rachelle Lee Smith is an award winning, nationally, and
internationally shown and published photographer. Her ongoing photographic essay Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus is a body of work that has been published in magazines
such as The Advocate, School Library Journal, Warszawski Festiwal
Fotografii Artystycznej, HRC’s Equality and showcased by the Equality
Forum, the Human Rights Campaign, National Public Radio, Public
Television and the U.S. Department of Education. This work was published this year by PM Press in the book Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus with a foreward and afterword by Candace Gingrich and Graeme Taylor.
B. Proud is a fine arts photographer whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in several group and solo shows. Her bodies of work include "Alter Eros" and "First Comes Love." The latter project was recently published in book form as First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships, which was recently launched at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she is an adjunct professor.
These two photographers will be visiting Giovanni's Room for a reading, discussion, and signing on December 9, at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served.