Rich Johnson & Sam Evans, North Hollywood (photograph)

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Date: 1977 1979

Region: North America

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Photography


Artist: Mel Roberts

Confronting Bodies: Los Angeles Police Department

Dates of Action: 1977, 1979

Location: Los Angeles, California, The United State of America

Description of Artwork: Roberts' photograph, Rich Johnson & Sam Evans, North Hollywood, showed two nude men sitting by a swimming pool.

The Incident: In 1977 and again 18 months later LAPD officers raided Roberts' home, siezing and damaging negatives, prints, photography equipment and his customer mailing list.

Results of Incident: Roberts ceased his professional photography career.