Every year, at the beginning of fall, the Archives gaies du Québec call for your generosity. Last year, despite the uncertainty of the sanitary situation, our fundraising campaign was a great success.
This allowed us, often in partnership with others, to host exhibits, including our latest one in our offices, Le sida en affiches. To our achievements we can also add multiple conferences at universities in Montréal. These events were reported multiple times in the magazine Fugues. Additionally, thanks to salary grants, we were able to hire personnel, including archivists. The personnel responds to the ever growing number of consultation requests and is processing over forty new archival fonds we have received.
On October 21, 22, and 23, we will be presenting a show-and-sell of photographic works by Robert Laliberté at the Écomusée du fier monde. The benefits will go to the Archives gaies du Québec. We hope to see you there.
To summarize, from the beginning of 2022. the Archives gaies du Québec are a flurry of activity.
This year, by buying a 75$ ticket, you can have the chance to win a photographic work by Robert Laliberté valued at 1000$, receive a tax receipt to the value of your donation and become a member of the Archives gaies du Québec for a year. Buy more tickets to increase your chances of winning.
All the money raised will go directly towards the functioning of the organization because we have no recurring governmental financing. Thankfully, up until now, LGBTQ2S+ communities have always generously responded to our annual call of help.
This year, we once again count on your support to maintain our activities. The members of our board of directors and the financial committee, the employees, as well as the volunteers thank you in advance
Robert Laliberté. À FLEUR DE PEAU, 2011, ink-jet print on archival photo paper.
Dimensions: 45,7 x 30,5 cm (18 x 12 inches). Print : 1/10. Value of framed photograph: 1 000 $.
ROBERT LALIBERTÉ’s work is known among LGBTQ2S+ communities as he has along the years, among other projects, produced around 150 cover pages of the Fugues magazines. He was also the artistic director and photographer of Groupe Priape from 1990 to 2007.
For 20 years, Robert has worked as a set photographer for important theater companies in Montreal, which allowed him to shoot portraits of many well-known public figures. As well, for 10 years, he was the official photographer of the Petits frères des pauvres, an organization that works among elderly people living alone. After a few years of teaching photography, Robert became the assistant director for the galerie Beaux-arts des Amériques, from 2012 to 2022.
ADuring his prolific career, Robert Laliberté held many individual exhibits in addition to participating in many group exhibits. His photographs were internationally published and can be found in both public (Collection Prêt d’oeuvres d’art du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Ville de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Fondation de l’hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, etc.) and private collections. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Prix Arc-en-ciel pour la Culture and the Écomusée du fier monde in Montréal dedicated a retrospective exhibit to celebrate 25 years of his career. In 2020, he became one of the photographers represented by the ClampArt Gallery in New York.