Rich Johnson & Sam Evans, North Hollywood (photograph)
Region: North America
Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation
Artist: Mel Roberts
Confronting Bodies: Los Angeles Police Department
Dates of Action: 1977, 1979
Location: Los Angeles, California, The United State of America
Description of Artwork: Roberts' photograph, Rich Johnson & Sam Evans, North Hollywood, showed two nude men sitting by a swimming pool.
The Incident: In 1977 and again 18 months later 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; http://www.prleap.com/pr/33549/