Histories with Henry Horenstein

In partnership with the University of Washington Photomedia Program and Photographic Center Northwest, The Henry Art Gallery hosts a lecture this Thursday by Henry Horenstein in conjunction with the Photographic Center Northwest exhibition, Show.

Horenstein earned his BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1971 and 1973 respectively, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Horenstein, a prolific chronicler of popular (and less popular) culture for over 30 years, has authored dozens of books, including ones on country music, Honky Tonk; and horse racing, Racing Days, and some of the most widely used instructional texts in the field Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, Photography, and Color Photography. The photographs included in Show explore the worlds of burlesque, fetish, drag, and sideshow. Show was published this past year by Pond Press.

Henry Horenstein’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His photos are included in collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to the lecture at the Henry their will also be an  Artist’s Reception & Live Burlesque Show on Friday, January 28 from 6-8 PM, with performances by Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque, at PCN. For more information on upcoming workshops and exhibitions visit Photo Center NW online at pcnw.org.

The lecture will take place in the
Henry Art Gallery auditorium on Thursday, January 27th at 7pm.

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