Photographer Anthony Mahone discusses his life and art. Born and raised Cleveland, Ohio, Mahone spent much of his early adulthood elsewhere; first, while attending a military academy in North Dakota, and later traveling to Europe and Africa. The bulk of Mahone's education was in the state of Ohio (at Cleveland State and Ohio State Universities), where he also pursued his interest in Engineering, Physics, and History. Mohone discusses the influence of Cleveland photographer Misumi Hiyashi, as well as other faculty members at Cleveland State University. The artist describes the difficulties he has experienced as a black man who is also homosexual, sharing his insights on art, race, sexuality, family, and identity. This interview was conducted over the telephone.
Mahone, Anthony (interviewee)
Thurmer, Rober (interviewer); Busta, William (interviewer)
Cleveland Artists Foundation
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"Anthony Mahone Interview, 13 January 2009" (2009). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 901030.