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Legendary : inside the house ballroom scene

Author: Gerard H Gaskin; Deborah Willis
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gerard H Gaskin's radiant color and black and white photographs take us insude the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late night pageants, members of particular 'houses' - the House of Blahnik, the House of Xtravaganza - 'walk' competing for trophies in categories based on costume,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard H Gaskin; Deborah Willis
ISBN: 9780822355823 0822355825
OCLC Number: 842876976
Notes: "Selected by Deborah Willis to win the Center for Documentary Studies/ Honickman First Book Prize in Photography."
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Taking us to the ball / by Deborah Willis --
The photographs --
Photographer's note --
Acknowledgments --
About the prize.
Responsibility: photographs by Gerard H. Gaskin ; with an introduction by Deborah Willis and a essay by Frank Roberts.

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Legendaryy features Gerard H. Gaskin's radiant color and black-and-white photographs of house balls, underground pageants where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino,  Read more...

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"Legendary is a beautiful, lavish portrayal of underground house ball culture . . . . For the ball walkers, who are limited in how they can express themselves in their everyday lives, Legendary Read more...

 
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