"Because pictures of homosexuals in the mainstream media emphasized stereotypical looks and behaviors, the body became the locus of politically oppositional gay photography. Still, in Garth Amundson's pictures, the body is implicitly rendered. For his 1995 piece 'Dr. Kempf's Nightmare', Amundson recast medical photographs gathered by psychiatrist Edward J. Kempf at the turn of the nineteenth century as part of his attempt to prove homosexuality an illness."
- Mary Warner Marien
Photography: A Cultural History(p. 484)