The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride by Sebastien Lifshitz – Review

How you see the photographs in The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride, collected by Sebastien Lifshitz from garage sales and flea markets, is entirely personal. Are they a quaint and touching collection of portraits of love? Are they surreptitious glimpses into early 20th century LGBT oppression? Are they a bold statement of pride and coming out at a time when you could be jailed (or worse)? For me, these intimate portraits were all this, and more. A great, quick “read”, this book compliments Lifshitz’s documentary The Invisibles, for won the Cesar Award for Best Documentary in 2013.

 

Cover of the book The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride
Cover of the book The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride

 

Image of a lesbian wedded couple from The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride
Image of a lesbian wedded couple from The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride
Image of a couple of butch lesbians from The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride
Image of a couple of butch lesbians from The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride

 

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