"A Changing World" at Adams Gallery

6/23/2008

Suffolk University presents A Changing World New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972 at the Adams Gallery from April 21 through July 21, 2008.

Photojournalist Verner Reed captured the images of a rapidly expanding post-war economy in his work for Life magazine during the 1950s.

He recorded the transition as New England meadows were lost to encroaching suburbs, supermarkets replaced fruit vendors and butchers, and small farms gave way to agri-business.

Reed's photographs of New Englanders employ warmth and humor in celebrating tradition, chronicling change, and revealing the wonder of a moment.

His photographs also were featured in national publications, including Fortune and Time, regional publications such as Vermont Life and in several New England newspapers.

A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972 is a retrospective of his work, drawing from materials donated to Historic New England by the photojournalist and his wife Deborah.

Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country.  It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. 

A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972
Organized by Historic New England, Boston, Massachusetts
April 21 through July 20, 2008
Adams Gallery, Sargent Hall, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston
Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Photos courtesy of Historic New England:
Senator John F. Kennedy, Foster Furcolo Parade, East Boston, 1956
Evening Chores, Webster, New Hampshire, 1955
Boston Globe, Boston, 1956

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