About Rick Gerharter

Based in San Francisco, Rick Gerharter has been photographing for over thirty years. His experience is broad and deep, with special emphasis on photojournalism and travel. He is a people photographer, being able to work well in a variety of environments, capturing the uniqueness of each. He also has a special love for architecture and has photographed widely in this area, interior and exterior, details and vast rooms.

His photojournalism can be seen regularly in the Bay Area Reporter of San Francisco; and elsewhere in a wide variety of periodicals and newspapers from the Economist and Newsweek to The Leather Journal and Whorezine. His photos are featured in several books: We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation (2019); San Francisco’s Castro (2003); Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism (2002); Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (1996); Witness the Love: Stories from the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic (1996); and Out in America (1994); plus appearing in Unity: A Celebration of Gay Games IV and Stonewall (1994); Uncommon Heroes (1994), and several others.

Solo exhibits have included Capturing the Moment: The Photojournalism of Rick Gerharter (GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco), Havana Panorama (Mad Magda's Russian Tea Room, San Francisco), Una Verdad de San Francisco (Galeria de Arte 7, Havana, Cuba), HomoFoto San Francisco (Valley Women's Art Gallery, Fresno, California). Queer Pix, (Josie's Cabaret & Juice Joint, San Francisco).

Group exhibits have included Queer California: Untold Stores (Oakland Museum of California, Oakland), Daily and Transcendent 25+ Years of Queer Photojournalist Portraits by Jane Philomen Cleland and Rick Gerharter (Main Library Jewett Gallery, San Francisco), Out at the Library (Public Library, San Francisco), The Sporting Life (GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco), Quiescence (Public Library, San Francisco), Urban Scrawl (Armpit Gallery, San Francisco), Becoming Visible: The Invisible Culture (Parsons School of Design, New York), Bay Area Lesbian and Gay Art and Photography (DeMaio Fine Arts Gallery, Guerneville, CA).

His work is in the collection of the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center of the San Francisco Public Library and the GLBT Historical Society of San Francisco. For a selection of travel images, contact www.allposters.com and type Rick Gerharter in the search field.

See Rick Gerharter in the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rick is represented by Getty Images

Rick Gerharter photo by Lois Wong.