On September 20, , the U. For the past year, gay and lesbian military personnel have been able to serve openly and honestly without fear of being discharged. This fall, Tatjana Plitt, an artist from Australia, is working to document these gay and lesbian service members, who for the first time can publicly express their love and commitment to their husbands, wives, or partners. She's touring much of the East coast from September through December to photograph same-sex military couples, and eventually, she'd like to include a collection of the photos in art galleries or a photo book. Learn more about her project HERE. And check out the photos on this page for some examples of Tatjana's work.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Whether you think soldiers are upstanding heroes or jack-booted thugs, few of us actually take the time to consider the people behind those imposing uniforms. Using Photoshop, Mitchell has created images of uniformed servicemen and women whose mirrored reflections reveal who they are — and vice versae. More info: devinography.
What if they demanded information from me? Some of the people I photographed have been serving for 20 years. They could lose their pensions. Some subjects turn their backs to the camera. In one image an airman who takes the pseudonym Jess sits on a hotel bed leaning forward.
Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. View eBook. Ten original essays place the current debate over homosexual military service in its historical, theoretical, political, and policy context.