Photographs are often seen as real, i.e. documenting life and portraying what is on the image as the truth, but in reality it is a lie. Photography is the most deceptive of the arts. A portrait suggests the identity of a person. In this lecture Prof. Judith ‘Jack’ Halberstam talks about “Queer Faces from Lost Times” and shows photos by American and European photographers/artists who has depicted the lesbian, gay, queer and transgendered communities.
What Does It Mean To Study Queer Theory?
Guest Speaker: Prof. Judith ‘Jack’ Halberstam talks about “Queer Faces from Lost Times”.
11/28,2009 at the International Christian University, Tokyo
About Judith 'Jack' Halberstam
Judith ‘Jack’ Halberstam is Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist Research at USC, California, USA. Halberstam teaches courses in queer studies, gender theory, art, literature and film. Halberstam is the author of Female Masculinity, The Drag King Book, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters and In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives.