Barbara Hammer was born on May 15, 1939 in California. She is considered to visual art especially in film and video and has made over 80 works in a career that spans 30 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema.
As one of the first female filmmakers in the United States, Barbara Hammer focused systematically on the taboo topics concerning women’s sensuality and lesbian sexuality. Amongst her best known films are Dyketactics (1974) and Nitrate Kisses (1992). I
n 1995 shoot Barbara Hammer movie Tender Fictions, in which presents her own life as an open archive of ill-sorted fragments, quotes feminist texts, goes through the photographs of old and current lovers, shows clips from her films and film materials of the period and refuses to restrict her narration to a continuous storyline. Her films were presented in many famous galleries including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Centre and the Tate Modern.