State of the Archive: Scanning the Mizer Estate

July 07, 2016

A concerned member of the Foundation wrote us in regard to the scanning of the Mizer negatives. He was thinking that these negatives must be scanned NOW. My response shows why that is impossible currently, and that they must be......

Michael Stokes: Photographer’s lens captures beauty of wounded heroes

November 06, 2015

One L.A.-based photographer has literally stripped bare the stigma of injured veterans who return home from the battlefront. The more recent subjects of Michael Stokes are strong, scarred and sensuous, embodied in the poses of......


September 02, 2015

Speaking of our Kickstarter campaign, our thanks go out to Butt Magazine for its promotion of the campaign and of the Foundation itself. September's issue features an introductory glimpse at Bob Mizer, his work and models, including......


March 24, 2014

Thank you! We are humbled by your caring and generosity for Bob Mizer and the legacy he left behind. The story of saving Bob Mizer’s vast archive of five decades of photographs began as a labor of love, it became an obsession, and......

Inventorying the Mizer Film Archive

March 11, 2014

In preparation for the new DVD compilations that we'll be putting together this year with our 2014 Kickstarter fundraiser, our volunteers have started to count. The inventory of almost 200 boxes of film reels has been progressing at a good......


April 16, 2013

With the generous support from last year's Kickstarter campaign the archiving process has hit full force! We have been able to start the Herculean feat of moving a quarter million 4x5 black and white negatives from Bob Mizer’s original......

State of The Archive: June 2016

June 17, 2016

I've been wanting to write this post for quite awhile now. It should have been a simple update to our current project cataloging about 700,000 photographic slides shot by Bob Mizer over several decades. The problem is, myself and my team......

Kickstarter campaign aims to build publication’s team

July 26, 2017

The Bob Mizer Foundation needs your help to fund its future with a new Kickstarter campaign . The Foundation, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of masculinity in photography, recently announced the relaunch of Bob Mizer’s......

Update: A Look Inside the Growing Foundation

August 15, 2017

The Bob Mizer Foundation's acquisition of 920 Larkin St. in downtown San Francisco last year was just the beginning of the next chapter in the organization's history. Now, the Foundation is moving its operations to its new location, moving......

For 2018, Foundation looks to the future as it honors the past

January 16, 2018

The year 2017 was one of unprecedented growth for the Bob Mizer Foundation. Exactly a quarter of a century after Mizer's death, the organization that bears his name relaunched the celebrated quarterly Physique Pictorial; began a move......

UK-based photographer's project gets us hot for redheads

February 26, 2018

Author's note: This is the first in a two-part series on photographer Thomas Knights. Look for part II on our blog on Tuesday, March 6. ...