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South of South Street with Will Brown

Will studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Major influences were Neil Welliver and Rudy Burckhardt. His photographs were featured in Common Ground, Eight Philadelphia Photographers of the 1960s and 1970s at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and solo shows at Swarthmore College, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia), and yhee Laurence Miller Gallery (New York.)

His photographs are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the Smithsonian Museum American Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as well as many private collections.

Will has published two books of his photographs: The Picture that Remains, 2014, with poems by Thomas Devaney, and South of South Street, 2022. Both books were printed in quadtone black and white by Brilliant Press of Exton, Pa.

The talk will be about living in Queen Village in the 1960s and 70s and his relationship with the residents that he came in contact with. And how he worked as a photographer at that time and place.