Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South


Artist Caroly Sherer introduces the exhibition, The Story of Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families of the Deep South. (2012). See the full exhibition summary at YouTube.

Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South by Carolyn Sherer

is a contemporary fine art photography exhibition honoring the current complexities of lesbian family life in the south. It premiered in 2012 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, located in Birmingham, Alabama in 2012, where nearly 17,000 people visited the exhibition.

A full-color, 58-page exhibition catalog was published about the exhibition and includes essays by the photographer, participants and curatorial experts.

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Living In Limbo: Lesbian Families In the Deep South is now on exhibit at Stonewall National Museum, Wilton Manors Gallery in Wilton Manors, Florida (Fort Lauderdale Area) until June 28, 2015.

Photographer and queer woman Carolyn Sherer said in a recent interview about the exhibition: ‘[it features] 40 lesbian families with diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds – all with roots in the Birmingham, Alabama area. The act of participation in most cases was a decision to come out of the closet – at least in more public circles. It was my coming out story too.’ – Huffington Post.

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Photographer Carolyn L. Sherer Documents ‘Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South’ by James Michael Nichols/The Huffington Post


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