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@DSI: John Lucas – Soviet Restaurant Polaroids

May 16, 2013 @ 9:30 am - July 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm


Soviet Restaurant Polaroids
Photographs by John Lucas
The Griffin at Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA

Reception: June 27, 6-8 PM

John Lucas began taking photographs as a young student and continued through his doctoral studies, taking street images of life around him in England and while traveling in Europe, Turkey, and Morocco. But during the 1970s he gave up serious photography, finding it incompatible with the demands of his scientific career in physics. Then, on a journey to Russia in 1981, he took a series of Polaroid photographs in a coffeehouse. Decades later, Lucas explains, “I set about changing the small images of women and the food they provided into 16-by-20-inch giclee prints, using scale to transform the obsolescent icon of the Polaroid image into a defiant gesture. Rather than restore the original colors, I sought dramatic effect through a richer palette.”


May 16, 2013 @ 9:30 am
July 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging
9 Brighton Street
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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