You are cordially invited to an opening reception and public lecture for The Appalachian Portfolio (1959 – 1963): Photographs by Andrew Stern.
The Appalachian Portfolio, 1959-1963, a story in The New York Times prompted Stern to travel to Whitesburg and Harlan County, Kentucky. Over a four-year period, he generated over 900 images. The photographs were widely displayed, including at a Senate hearing on President Johnson’s War on Poverty Program. Later, Stern produced a PBS documentary using the images and sound interviews.
Andrew Stern, born in Munich, Germany in 1931, worked as a documentary photographer in the late fifties and early sixties in New York and Washington, DC. He studied with Hans Namuth, known for his portraits of the abstract expressionist painters of the time. Stern became an award winning broadcast journalist and documentary producer for ABC News and PBS. He taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley for 25 years.
Exhibition on view August 16-October 15th