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Vincent Cianni in Conversation About New Book at CCNY

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Vincent Cianni
a conversation about his new book Gays in the Militarywith Alison Nordström
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7pm
at CCNY
Free admission. Seating is very limited.
Q & A to follow the discussion.

Copies of Gays in the Military, published by Daylight Books, will be available for sale and for signing by the artist after the talk.


Please join us for a conversation between photographer Vincent Cianni and author and curator Alison Nordström. The two will discuss work from Cianni’s book, Gays in the Military (Daylight Books, 2014) in which Nordström contributed an essay.

About Gays in the Military

Through compelling photographs and interviews made over three years on road trips across the US, Vincent Cianni (born 1952) has created an important historical record of the struggles of gay and lesbian veterans and service members in the US military. As the Human Rights Commission attests, the US military has a long history of civil rights abuses against homosexuals, with harassment and discrimination frequently resulting in lost careers. In many cases, these men and women—highly skilled, well educated, patriotic, courageous and productive—had attained high rank, received numerous medals and held top-level jobs essential to the military. With essays by Alison Nordström, LT Donald R. Bramer and Alan Steinman, M.D. shedding light on the cultural, personal and political consequences of the ban on homosexuality, this volume tells the stories of men and women who served in silence and oftentimes were penalized and prohibited from receiving the benefits accorded them for serving in the military. See more on Daylight Book’s website.


About Vincent Cianni & Alison Nordström

Vincent Cianni (Newburgh, NY) is a documentary/fine art photographer and educator. He graduated from Penn State University (BS Community Development), attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, and completed his graduate work at SUNY New Paltz (MFA Photography).

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