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#48: Betsy Kershner on the Pride & Joy Project and Visibility of 2 Mom Families

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Betsy Kershner is a photographer and founder of the Pride & Joy Project, a family portrait series featuring two mom families.  Betsy is on the show discussing the visibility of lesbians and two mom families in photography/media and how she's out to impact that with her current project.  We discuss the history of lesbian and two mom families in photography, the importance of accurate representations of the diversity of our community in the media and how you can get involved if you want to be a part of the project.

Find out more about Betsy and The Pride & Joy Project at http://www.prideandjoyproject.com/ and http://www.betsykershner.com/.

Some notes from Betsy on lesbian photography you can check out:

1979 Joan E. Biren (aka JEB) created a book called, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians

1993 - 1998 Catherine Opie created a lesbian portrait series called The Domestic Series. Check it out online and in various museum collections. 

1995 Love Makes a Family (Book) and photo series by Gigi Kaeser and Peggy Gillespie. http://familydiv.org/ 

In January 2014 lesbian photographer Sarah Deragon created The Identity Project. http://www.identityprojectsf.com/ 

In 2014 lesbian photographer Meg Allen created a portrait series of butch women: http://megallenstudio.com/butch/

The Lesbian Herstory Archives:  http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/

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