“A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality,” an exhibit that features the photographs of Mark A. Lee, will be on display in the Hicks Undergraduate Library through March 27. The panel display (located between the first two rows of study carrels on the right side of the library’s entrance) is sponsored by the Purdue University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center, and it was created by Lee, an Indianapolis-based photographer.
According to the Purdue LGBTQ Center website, the traveling exhibit celebrates 30 years of LGBT history as seen through the lens of Lee. His photographs give visitors a front row seat to events, both public and private, that shaped the lives of many Hoosiers.
“A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality documents members of the AIDS community, past and present Bag Ladies, members of Pride, and those who fought for marriage equality, It also pays tribute to five very special people who are no longer here (for reasons other than AIDS) and takes a sneak peek into our future, as it takes a closer look at the transgender community.” — Mark A. Lee