In 1979, JEB (Joan E. Biren) published her first book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. The groundbreaking collection of photographs introduced mainstream society to ordinary lesbians working, playing, raising families, and striving for acceptance. Filled with pictures and personal stories, Eye to Eye also contained the writings of renowned authors like Adrienne Rich, Joan Nestle, and others. The book broke barriers and helped propel a movement that centered lesbian lives rather then pushing them to the margins of society.
Now over four decades later, the publisher Anthology Editions is issuing a first-ever reprint of Eye to Eye with additional works and writings from artist and writer Tee Corinne, former World Cup soccer player Lori Lindsey, and photographer Lola Flash. Eye to Eye by JEB and Anthology Editions is a poignant reminder of the community's past struggles for acceptance, and how love knows no gender.
All photos courtesy JEB, Eye to Eye, and Anthology Editions