Art, as told by Daniel Nicoletta

Daniel Nicoletta is an activist, former staff member of the famous Castro Camera and a photojournalist most known for documenting Harvey Milk’s run for political office.

His photographic work includes capturing the all-inclusive queer culture of the 19790’s into the 2000’s, raising the profile of the White Night Riots, Castro Street, San Francisco Pride and The Cockettes.

This is art, as told by Daniel Nicoletta, an important figure in 1970’s LGBT liberation.

Art is…

Art is the earthly manifestation of the creative impulse.

The creative worlds best-kept secret?

The Cockettes’, a documentary film by David Weissman and Bill Webber. It’s a riotous, fun romp through San Francisco’s seminal gender bending theatrical roots circa 1969 through to 1972.

Free expression

I am a huge co-dependent black hole of need for love, so pleasing others is usually synonymous with expressing myself.

The power of the artist

Creative people and not just artists are the go-between for the inner landscape of all humans. We are essential to the survival of the species.


Photography provided by Daniel Nicoletta

Header image: SF LGBT Pride Parade, Administrative Assistant Anne Kronenberg and recently elected supervisor, Harvey Milk. June 26 1978 


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