June 2 – June 29, 2018
Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws
Thomas Alleman began photographing in San Francisco’s gay community in 1985, just as the first wave of HIV/AIDS was crashing onto Castro Street. For three years he made pictures of protests, vigils and marches, as the community struggled for recognition of the crisis. In bars, discos and on street corners in the Castro, he shot the daily life of that vibrant culture: parties, performances, drag shows and Halloween bacchanals.