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Bobby Abrahamson’s “North Portland Polaroids” at the Plaza of St. Johns (outside)
September 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bobby Abrahamson’s, North Portland Polaroids
Opening: September 6, 5-8pm
Closing Celebration of “Summer Park,”and exhibit: September 26th and 27th, 3pm-8pm
Exhibition will run from September 6-27, 2020
St. Johns Plaza, intersection of N. Philadelphia Ave. and N. Lombard St.,
Portland, Oregon 97203
(right at the end of the St. Johns Bridge, where Philadelphia meets Lombard, in the heart of St. Johns)
Since the work will be hanging in a public space, it can be viewed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!
Outdoor Exhibit: More than 450 11×14” darkroom prints hanging from clothes lines in the Plaza of St. Johns neighborhood
Bobby Abrahamson will be exhibiting all 450+ portraits from his 10-year project “North Portland Polaroids” in the Plaza and “Summer Park” in the center of St. Johns for 3 weeks this September. All the photographs will be 11×14 fiber-based darkroom prints hanging from wires strung between trees, also possibly hanging from wires on the top of fencing that borders the park. It will be similar to the exhibit of the work Abrahamson had back in 2015 in St. Johns (see image below, and video link), but this time all the prints will be hanging outside, literally blowing in the wind, at the mercy of the weather and the public!
At the end of the exhibit, at a “closing celebration” of the park, subjects of the photos and their friends / family will be invited to take a print from the exhibit home with them for free! In other words, this is an exhibit for the community, and the prints will be free for members of the community to “harvest” from the exhibit at it’s conclusion!
Bobby will also be setting up with his 4×5 camera and instant film several days during the 3 weeks to photograph residents of St. Johns and add to the exhibit.
A big thanks to the creative vision and community activism of Lauren Everett for making this exhibition possible! Also thanks to the St. Johns Boosters!
Call or email Bobby with any questions: 503-281-4162; firstname.lastname@example.org