Sunday, June 6, 2010

CRAWFORD BARTON/ photographer

Crawford Barton, (1943 - 1993), was a well known photographer in the hey days of the San Francisco gay scene of the 1970's. He was a chronicler of a movement that would be witness to many social advancements for the world of gay men and women. One of his favorite subjects to photograph was his lover of 22 years, Larry Lara. I wish I could say that I was a friend of his, but I was not. However we did have many friends in common and were in many of the same places at the same times. Sadly both he and Larry were lost to AIDS much too early. The first photo is of Crawford, the second, third and fourth are of Larry, the fifth is a Castro Street scene, and the last is of Harvey Milk.

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