DAN NICOLETTA, Harvey Milk, May 21, 1978, 2012; 11 x 8-1/2 in., ultrachrome inkjet print. Edition of 20.
Dan Nicoletta is a photo-journalist and gay rights activist. Born in New York City in 1954, he left New York to attend San Francisco State University. He met Harvey Milk in 1974 and has documented queer culture from the mid-70's to the present. In addition to his historic images of Milk, his subjects include the White Night Riots, the Castro Street Fair and well known personalities such as Divine, Justin Bond, and Allen Ginsberg. Nicoletta's work has been shown in galleries and museums through the country and is represented in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Public Library; the Bancroft Library; the New York Public Library, the Schwules Museum in Berlin (Germany), and the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.