Friday, August 28, 2009

Philly photography

Paul McGuirk from Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985

Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985

September 10 – November 21, 2009

James B. Abbott, Robert Asman, Gary Lee Boas, Randl Bye, Don Camp, Jack Carnell, Paul Cava, Harvey Finkle, David Graham, Tom Gralish, Nancy Hellebrand, Charles Isaacs, Julie Jensen Bryan, George Krause, Paul McGuirk, Ray Metzker, William Owens, Stephen Perloff, Thomas Porett, Rosemary Ranck, Paul Runyon, Stephen Shore, Jack Tinney & William Earle Williams

The Print Center presents Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985, the first overview of street photography made in Philadelphia during an era which was critical in forging the city’s contemporary identity. Capturing an era that began with jubilant preparations for the Bicentennial and ended with the tragic MOVE bombing, the show reveals the city at a time that is distinctly different than today. The exhibition brings together the work of over twenty widely celebrated photographers and features many excellent works that have not been shown publicly in nearly thirty years. The more than fifty images displayed in Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985 create a diverse and complicated portrait of the city.

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  1. Glad you put that up. I'm going to be in Philly during that time.

    --Matt Bamberg, author,

  2. Thanks for posting the visual art. Seems that it is becoming a thing of the past. I offer all my photos for FREE on all my sites.
    Thanks, Dr Doc (dlcs)