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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 SMA2

Physical description

A photograph showing the ACT-UP poster 'Silence = Death'.

Place of Origin

Albany (photographed)


1990 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print


Height: 22.8 cm Image, Width: 16.2 cm Image, Height: 40 cm Frame, Width: 33.3 cm Frame

Object history note

This image shows the ACT-UP poster 'Silence = Death' which through its constant use in AIDS activist demonstrations became synonymous in the USA with AIDS activism.

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; Lgbtq; Activism; Safe sex


Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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