Roger Farrington: Celebrity in Boston

January 28 - April 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28th from 1:00-4:00pm.

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Panopticon Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting for the very first time an exclusive selection of fifty of Farrington’s classic candid shots of internationally known celebrities who visited Boston between the years of 1976 and 1996.

Curated by the former Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center, Jim Fitts, and Panopticon Gallery owner, Jason Landry, the black and white photographs hark back to pre-internet times – the time before the “instant celebrity” of Facebook, Instagram and “the selfie,” before digital photography (even auto-focus) - to a more innocent time when black and white still ruled print media. It was also a time when celebrities were Celebrities and Andy Warhol’s famous dictum, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” had yet to be realized. (Yes, a cool shot of Warhol on Newbury Street in 1985, is featured in the show.)

This exhibition will be on display from Saturday, January 28th to Monday, April 10th, 2017, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, January 28th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. An artist’s Gallery Talk and Closing Reception will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Panopticon Gallery, located inside the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square is one of the oldest fine art photography galleries in the United States.