Portland in the 1970s was a city on the brink of being reborn. Nestled between the misguided urban renewal of the 1960s and the boom years of the later 1980s it was a time of gestation and redefinition. A surprising number of young and talented photographers came of age using the city as subject matter for their creative explorations; documenting and making art. Gathered together for the first time this group of photographs expresses a pre-technological, pre-gentrified Portland in both aesthetic and architectural terms. More than mere nostalgic references, they deepen our awareness of time and place.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Portland back in the day
Zero Station is hosting a photo exhibit of Portland images from 1970 - 1984. The show features nine photographers, and as you can see in the preview it will be a great exhibit.