Inside Outside: The 1970s in Black and White

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The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY (38 Newbury St) and ARS LIBRI (500 Harrison Ave) proudly announce Inside Outside: The 1970s in Black and White, a diverse show of photographs that attest to the productivity and creativity of the era. The exhibition will open at Ars Libri on Friday, January 4, as part of the South End's First Fridays.


In a decade marked by anti-war protests and the Watergate scandal, American photographers were diligently working to expand and redefine their medium. Inside the darkroom, the 1970s saw Boston-based OLIVIA PARKER begin work on her ephemeral still lifes while JERRY UELSMANN continued using multiple negatives to blend natural and manmade forms. Working in cities and small towns, LEE FRIEDLANDER and MARK COHEN captured scenes of a quieter America, one overlooked by the news. At the same time, photographers ARNO RAFAEL MINKKINEN and FRANCESCA WOODMAN, both educated at Rhode Island School of Design, altered accepted norms of self-portraiture forever, working in the natural world and found indoor spaces.


Inside Outside: The 1970s in Black and White features works by Parker, Uelsmann, Friedlander, Cohen, Minkkinen and Woodman. Also included in the show are photographs by IRVING PENN, HARRY CALLAHAN, RANDAL LEVENSON, JUDY DATER, MIROSLAV TICHY, LYNNE COHEN, CARL CHIARENZA, PAUL ICKOVIC, and DOUGLAS PRINCE. In addition, unforgettable images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer STANLEY FORMAN will be on display.


An opening reception at Ars Libri will be held on Friday, January 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The general public is welcome; light refreshments will be served.


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