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This Photo Album Was Kept Secret For 60 Years. The Photos Inside Tell A Beautiful Story...

Vintage Finds | October 4, 2015

French screenwriter and director Sebastien Lifshitz has been collecting vintage pictures and photo albums he could find from thrift stores and flea market, and he's been doing this for 30 years! During one of his hunts, he stumbled upon a photo album belonging to a gay couple in the 1950s. The photos i

 
The album held vintage photos of same-sex couples, who at the time, didn't have the luxury of being who they are outside of close family and friends.

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It was considered a big taboo back then, but that didn't stop them from documenting their lives together.

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“It was quite unusual to have intimate photos of gay people because most of the time they had to be very discreet,” said Sebastien.

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At the time when same-sex relationships were viewed as scandalous and oftentimes immoral, these couples risked so much by having their memories captured, immortalized (so to speak) in these photographs.

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These images give us insight into the lives they lived and the love they shared. A life without inhibitions, a love without the need to conform to gender norms.

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What mattered to them was that they lived a life of happiness and acceptance from one another.

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Isn't that how love's supposed to be?

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Intrigued and inspired by this discovery, Sebastien Lifshitz put together a documentary entitled Les Invisibles.

Excerpt LES INVISIBLES (2012) Credit: Richard Lormand

 
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