The Bob Mizer Foundation


Bob Mizer (1922–1992) was born in Hailey, ID. 

A trailblazing photographer, filmmaker, and publisher. At a time when homosexuality was criminalized in the United States Mizer’s photographs were subversive and inherently political. For his perspective on eroticized representation alone, Mizer is often ranked with Alfred Kinsey at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

Mizer's work has been exhibited widely in the US and internationally, including the landmark exhibition Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2014 and NYU’s Gray Gallery. In 2009, Taschen published Bob's World: The Life and Boys of AMG's Bob Mizer, a monograph accompanied by an oral history with contributing artists David Hockney, Jack Pierson and John Sonsini ,followed in 2016 by the extensive two-volume edition of Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Models.

Mizer's photos are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  The artist's archive is held with the The Bob Mizer Foundation in San Francisco, CA.