"I never knew what I was doing. I just knew I had to do it. I wanted people to look their best and relay what was going on in the room." - Jon Arge
One way to understand a city is through the lives of its residents, the lives of locals like Jon Arge and Alli Royce Soble. These Atlanta artists and photographers carried their cameras everywhere they went. Day after day, week after week, month after month, they photographed their friends, family, places, events, and happenings. Over time these photos took on additional significance and weight; they became documentation of communities in Queer Atlanta. These collections illustrate how the Rose Library’s holdings can reflect your life, your friends, your family, and your community.
View the "Our Archives Could Be Your Life" online exhibit!
"Azalea and Fern", polaroid by Jon Arge