Thursday, June 18, 2015
Lecture and Panel Discussion: Sylvester & Orphanos: Our Odyssey and LGBT Publishing
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Montpelier Room, James Madison Building (sixth floor)
As part of the LGBT pride celebration in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress is hosting a lecture by Stathis Orphanos of Sylvester & Orphanos publishers of Los Angeles. Sylvester & Orphanos are Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos, partners in life, as well as business. From 1976 to 2005, they published 25 fine editions, culminating with their landmark work: Tsarouchis, the Face of Modern Greece, a tribute to the beloved Greek artist. Mr. Orphanos will talk about his photography and how it led to a career in publishing fine editions of the works of some of the greatest modern authors. A display from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, featuring the works of Sylvester & Orphanos, materials from the Sylvester & Orphanos Archive, as well as other rare and special titles, will accompany the talk. A panel discussion will follow with LGBT publishers, including Sibling Rivalry Press of Little Rock, Manic D Press of San Francisco, and others.
The event is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, and presented in partnership with Capital Pride.