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Act Up, Albany NY

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Albany (photographed)

  • Date:

    1990 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Farber, Robert D., born 1948 - died 1996 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 93, shelf 1

Physical description

A photograph relating to the activities of the activist group ACT-UP.

Place of Origin

Albany (photographed)


1990 (photographed)


Farber, Robert D., born 1948 - died 1996 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in pencil on mount 'Albany/ACT-UP' and 'Robert Farber '90'
There is a sticker on the back of the frame that is lettered in ink 'ALBANY ACT-UP 1990 CORE 15 x 19 1/2'


Height: 22.2 cm Image, Width: 33.3 cm Image, Height: 38 cm Frame, Width: 49.1 cm Frame

Object history note

From departmental notes:

'Robert D Farber's involvement in the AIDS activist group ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) led him to take on the role of unofficial photographer. The ACT-UP, Albany, NY images were a record of the activities of the group and provided Farber with a scource [sic] of images for his multimedia works.'

Descriptive line

Photograph by Robert D. Farber, from the series 'Act-Up, Albany, NY', framed gelatin silver print, Albany, 1990

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver

Subjects depicted

AIDS; Activism; Safe sex


Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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