Paula Gately Tillman in conversation with Randy Gue - Fringe
Saturday, Apr 08, 2023 3:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
A Cappella Books is delighted to welcome award-winning documentarian photographer Paula Gately Tillman to discuss her fascinating book, "Fringe, New York and Atlanta,1984 to1997." "Fringe" features black and white darkroom photography that gives a rare and often never-before-seen glimpse into each cities' pivotal underground fashion, drag and music scenes.
Tillman will appear in conversation with Randy Gue, Assistant Director of Collection Development at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
This event will be located in our Rare Book room on The Other Side at A Cappella Books and is free and open to the public. Copies of "Fringe" will be available for purchase. If you are unable to attend, you may pre-order signed copy below for in-store pick-up or shipping.
About the Book
Gately Tillman photographed cultural and LGBTQ icons early in their careers, such as Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (founders of the World of Wonder); Phoebe Legere (artist); Michael Musto (Village Voice); Brant Mewborn (Rolling Stone); John Kelly (performance artist); the cast of the American Music Show; Lady Miss Kier, and Nelson Sullivan (videographer), as well as legendary drag performers, including RuPaul, Jayne County, Lady Bunny, and Joey Arias.
Included in this edition:
Forward by Kristen Hileman, Former Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Conversations with Thom Jack, Susan Daboll, Eileen Lewis, Charles Rue Woods, Philip Yenawine, Rhonda Granger, Dick Richards, Cornel Rubino, and Randy Gue.
Photo subjects include "The American Music Show," Dick Richards, Tish and Snooky Bellomo (Manic Panic), Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (founders of World of Wonder), Phoebe Legere (artist), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Brant Mewborn (Rolling Stone), John Kelly (performance artist), and Nelson Sullivan, in addition to legendary drag performers, such as RuPaul, Jayne County, Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, and others.
About the Author
Paula Gately Tillman is a photographer from Baltimore, Maryland. Gately Tillman is most well known for her 1980s and 1990s work in New York and Atlanta, documenting underground scenes and fringe personalities. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the permanent collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Decker Library at Maryland Institute College of Art; Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Sheriden Libraries at Johns Hopkins University; Fales Library at New York University; and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Gately Tillman's award-winning book, "Fringe," and her collector's box are also featured in these collections.
Paula studied photography in Aspen, Colorado, under the guidance of internationally published photographer Eileen Lewis and moved to New York to take classes at the School of Visual Arts as well as pursue a career in photography. It was in 1984 that she met Brant Mewborn, then senior editor of Rolling Stone, who introduced her to the thriving scene of musicians, drag queens, and other collaborators that she would later photograph. During her combined time in New York and Atlanta, her subjects included the "American Music Show," RuPaul, Michael Musto, Tish and Snooky Bellomo, Wigstock, John Kelly, Lady Bunny, Nelson Sullivan, Dick Richards, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Phoebe Legere, and others. Paula Gately Tillman is the widow of LeRoy E. Hoffberger, attorney, art collector, author, and philanthropist. She currently lives and works in Baltimore.
About the Conversation Partner
Randy Gue is the Assistant Director of Collection Development at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. He is responsible for the Rose Library's collections about history, culture, and politics of Atlanta, Georgia, and the South. In his spare time, Randy plays in city's only Wordcore punk band: El Matador.