One of the academic library blogs mentioned last week, Yale's "Poetry at Beinecke Library", recently posted about their acquisition of the photographs of Robert Giard. Giard (1939-2002) was known primarily for the hundreds of portraits he took of gay literary figures, including (with links to the Yale images) Edward Albee, Adrienne Rich, David Leavitt, Allen Ginsberg, Quentin Crisp, Doris Grumbach, and others. To see more of the Yale images, they can be found in Beinecke's Digital Library. Around 200 of Giard's gay literary portraits were published in the MIT Press book Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers. An interview with Giard about this book can be found here.
If you happen to be in the Toronto area, there are a couple of shows featuring Giard's work: the Stephen Bulger gallery is presenting a significant number of his photographs in the "Portraits, Nudes, and Landscapes" show (which ends August 2nd), and also some of Giard's photos can be seen at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto in an exhibit called Queer CanLit which runs until August 29.