Biren, Joan E. – Art Books, Monographs and Biographies

Biren, Joan E.

Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians
Photographs by JEB (Author)
Introduction and essays by Lori Lindsey, Lola Flash and Tee Corinne
Publisher : Anthology Editions (March 23, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 80 pages
ISBN-10 : 1944860371
ISBN-13 : 978-1944860370
In 1979, Biren self-published her first book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians, a pivotal work that documented the everyday lives of lesbians in the United States. The photographs were accompanied by writings from acclaimed authors including Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Joan Nestle, and others. Various women pictured in the book also shared their personal stories.

Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians
By editor: Joan E. Biren
Washington, D.C.: Glad Hag Books, 1979.
The book is the pioneering photographic book that made lesbian existence in USA visible as never before.

Making A Way: Lesbians Out Front
By JEB (Joan E. Biren)
Washington, DC: Glad Hag Books, 1987
The book is a vigorous affirmation of lesbian lives that portrays 125 American women.

NB! The fact that an artist is mentioned in Feminine Moments’ bibliography it is of course no guaranty that she will be lesbian, bisexual or queer tomorrow, nor that the authors of the above books are “out and proud” in their writings…