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‘We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves’ exhibit opens

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The photography exhibit “We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive” opens next week at the Austin History Center. Davis took the photos in the early 1990s to capture and document Austin’s lesbian and queer music community at that time. A University of Texas graduate, Davis worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press and on a freelance basis for many other publications such as The Austin Chronicle, Rolling Stone and OUT Magazine. She was also an activist and chronicled her participation in several protests. After struggling with depression, Davis took her own life on July 14, 1995. She was 32 years old. The center received her collection in 2010, and this show marks the first time these pictures have been in an exhibition. Local musician Gretchen Phillips will perform at the opening, which takes place on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery at 810 Guadalupe St. Light refreshments will be available. The exhibit is free and will run through July 22.

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