Carsten Fleck created a multimedia project on how 18 gay men and women came out to their families and friends. Here’s Duane Michal’s story.
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About Duane Michals:
Duane Michals is an American photographer noted for his sequential images, which often deal with myths and mysteries and for his creative extension of the possibilities of the photographic medium. Interested in art from a young age, Michals took classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pa., before attending the University of Denver, Colorado, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1956, after service in the army, he continued to pursue his interest in the arts at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where he trained as a graphic designer. His photographic career commenced in 1958, when he traveled to the Soviet Union and made portraits of people on the streets with a borrowed camera. On his return, he worked as a freelance photographer for Vogue, Esquire, Mademoiselle, and Life magazines, doing fashion photography and portraits. His work as a freelance commercial photographer ran parallel to the expression of his highly personal vision. His noncommercial photographs are widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe.
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