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Gallery Conversation: Jack Lueders-Booth @ Gallery Kayafas

  • Gallery Kayafas 450 Harrison Ave #37 Boston United States (map)

2/19/19 Artist’s Conversation: Jack Lueders-Booth on His ‘Chinatown to Jamaica Plain


In 1985, Jack Lueders-Booth photographed Chinatown to Jamaica Plain for the Urbanarts Committee, sponsored by the MBTA. He documented the buildings, streets, and people of the neighborhoods serviced by Boston’s oldest and busiest elevated train, and would be the most affected by its replacement with a subway and removal in 1987.

Join us at Gallery Kayafas at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, as Jack and interviewer Karen Shafts, Assistant Keeper of Prints at the Boston Public Library, examine this documentary project. They’ll discuss the scope of the commission and its historical significance, as well as the process of editing down 18 months of images into an exhibition portfolio.

Jack’s photographs are in notable collections such as The Addison Gallery of American Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park; The Hood Museum; The Fogg Art Museum; The Library of Congress; The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA; and The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Avenue #37, Boston, MA 02118.
February 19, gather at 6 p.m., conversation begins at 6:30. 

This event is made possible through a collaboration between Gallery Kayafas and the Photographic Resource Center.