Organized by the International Center of Photography, New York, Dear Friends is the first exhibition to explore the role of photography in commemorating affection between men in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This installation of highly suggestive and ambiguous photographs demonstrates the extent to which the interpretation of images depends upon shifting social values.

This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue by guest curator David Deitcher.

Showtime Networks, Inc is proud sponsor of this exhibition. Additional support is provided by Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan.


Two Seated Men, c. 1860
Collection of the International Center of Photography
gift of Brian Wallis in honor of David Deitcher and Clayton Guthrie.
International Center of Photography
March 29 through June 10, 2001