Common Ground @ PMA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be present Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s. It will be on view through January 31, 2010 in the Julien Levy Gallery at the Museum’s Perelman Building.

From the press release
The 1960s became a critical period for photography in Philadelphia , as artists including Emmet Gowin, Will Larson, and Ray K. Metzker came to teach in some of the city’s renowned art schools, bringing experimental approaches to the medium...In addition to highlighting eight strong bodies of work, the exhibition demonstrates the rich exchange of ideas that took place within the city's artistic community.
I remember many of the photographers that will be in this exhibition from my art school days in the mid 70's. Even though I was in school in San Francisco, I saw their names and work while doing researching in the school library. This exhibition will help fill in the history of what was happening here and around the country during that very important time, especially since it will include some lesser known artists.

You can read the full press release from the PMA here.

Above, David Lebe (American, born 1948), Angelo on the Roof, 1979. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.