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Q&A: Joe Tropea of the Maryland Historical Society discusses the collection of Joe Kohl, who documented Baltimore's sexual underground in the '90s

Q&A: Joe Tropea of the Maryland Historical Society discusses the collection of Joe Kohl, who documented Baltimore's sexual underground in the '90s

Photographer Joe Kohl died of cancer in 2002 at the age of 44. A prolific photographer, contributor to City Paper, staffer at the Baltimore Business Journal, and unofficial chronicler of Baltimore's sexual underground, Kohl was welcome everywhere from strip clubs on The Block, to The Orioles, to private sex parties throughout the city. After Kohl's passing, his collection of work was donated to the usually staid Maryland Historical Society—imagine their reaction when they received a box of sexual deviants, drag queens, bound men and women, and the occasional hard-core porn shot. We sat down with the society's curator of films and photographs...

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