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Ya Damn Right We Are 

Wednesday, Jun 24 2009
In 1980, Lisa Kanemoto got blessed by a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. Kanemoto was a homophobic tourist at a gay event here in San Francisco that year; she was also a brilliant photographer, snapping away at the dramatic Sister Missionary Position. He asked her why she was even bothering, and there began a conversation that would change Kanemoto's life completely, one in which her dumb assumptions lost and love won. Through her eyes, we see the transformation, or at least the ecstatic relief that came afterward, at "We Are." The archival portraits are stunning; she's clearly falling in love with every one of her subjects. They're different people with one look on their faces: A mix of determination and triumph that equals wary fearlessness. Thank you, Sister!
June 25-July 31, 2009

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