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Art in the Heart of Belltown.

 

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
 

 

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55 Bell Art Gallery

55 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121

 

Show Title

"Black Power in Black and White"

 

Artist

The Collection of Jerry Whiting

 

A viewing of Jerry Whiting's collection of original photo prints of African-American activists of the '60s and '70s before it's given to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. 

 

Excerpts from the Seattle Weekly by Daniel Person

"A modest rambler on a winding street in Shoreline might not be the most obvious location for a museum-grade collection of black radical photography. But there it is, on the walls and overflowing into the utility closet: black-and-white prints of Huey Newton, bare-chested and holding a Bob Dylan album; Bobby Seale with fist raised; Alameda State Prison surrounded in solidarity.

The curator of this unlikely private gallery is Jerry Whiting, a 62-year-old software designer and marijuana entrepreneur who in the early aughts decided to devote a significant portion of his earnings toward buying original photo prints of Black Panthers and other African-American activists from the 1960s and ’70s.

Most people visiting his house wouldn’t even recognize the significance of his collection, which generally features vintage prints made directly from photographers’ negatives—the gold standard in fine photography. As such, for years, his growing collection went largely unnoticed outside Black Panther and gallery circles. But that’s beginning to change, slightly, with Whiting’s significant contribution to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture."

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Friday March 10 2017

"Black Power in Black and White

The Collection of Jerry Whiting

A VIEWING OF JERRY WHITING’S COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL PHOTO PRINTS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTIVISTS OF THE ‘60s AND ‘70s BEFORE  IT’S GIVEN TO THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE.

6-9pm

 
 
 
 
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55 Bell aRT GALLERY

55 BELL ST. SEATTLE WA 98121

CURATOR

BELE RODRIGUEZ

BELE@55bellart.com