"> Name: Los Angeles photographer's home raided by police

Date:  1951 - 1975

Location:  North America

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation


Artist: Mel Roberts

Confronting Bodies: Los Angeles Police Department

Date of Action: Late 1970s

Specific Location: Los Angeles, California

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

Description of Incident: In the late 1970s 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.

Source: www.OCWeekly.com

Submitted By: NCAC

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