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.
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.