24 Pages, with 16 page internal zines. Japanese Stab Bound.
Brandon Dean, and youth from the Attic LGBT Youth Center
Brandon Dean led a series of meetings between students from The Attic LGBT Youth Center and LGBT seniors from the Anderson Apartments, focusing on intersectionality such as race, class, and gender identity. Acknowledging the depth of history and experience at Anderson, residents also had a chance to share their stories with the Attic students. Dean led zine-making workshops during these gatherings and recorded conversations between youth and seniors. He also created a “master zine” with pocket sleeves that catalogs student and senior produced zines.The Showing Face book is the culmination of a collaborative project between Brandon Dean, the Attic Youth Center, and the residents John C. Anderson Apartments funded by the City of Philadelphia Mural Art Program.
The book is hand bound in an edition of 100 using a Japanese stab binding technique, and contains four small booklets that focus on particular aspects of the the Philadelphia LGBT experience across generations. Dean’s contribution was distributed at the project dedication as a companion to a billboard and SEPTA ad campaign utilizing portrait of the participants shot by Ashley Kolodner with graphic design by Brandon Dean. Through storytelling, history lessons, and art-making stronger relationships were built between the older and younger generations.