Stanley Stellar is born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. He is considered one of the photographers of the early period of gay liberation. Many of his pictures have become icons of that history. The important Leslie-Lohman Foundation has dedicated to his work a fundamental exhibition in 2011. From 1962 to 1965 Stellar has frequented the Parsons School of Design, Department of Graphic Design, New York; worked as editorial designer, visual coordinator, creative assistant and art director for The New York Native Newspaper, Christopher Street Magazine, That New Magazine, Penthouse Publishing, Art Direction Magazine, Fandango, Expanding Cinema, Avant Garde Magazine.