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Party Pictures: William Earle Williams

Party Pictures: William Earle Williams

In the 1970s, William Earle Williams began a series documenting people at a variety of parties in Philadelphia, from drag balls to society galas. Capturing the clothes, settings and poses of these occasions, the photographs are both empathetic and entertaining.

Untitled Philadelphia, 1983

March 17 – May 21, 2011 Thursday, March 17 Gallery Talk by the Artists: 5:30pm Opening Reception: 5:30-7:30pm

The Print Center 1614 Latimer Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

215 735.6090 215 735.5511 fax George Eastman House: International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY  Exhibit

Along with Between the States are contemporary photographs selected by Alison Nordström, the Museum's Curator of Photographs, dealing with the legacy of the Civil War. Still Here: Contemporary Artists and the Civil War, including recent work by William Earle Williams, Willie Anne Wright, and Oscar Palacio, traces the history of the Civil War to the present, presenting reenactments and Civil War sites in ways that were not possible in the 1860s.

With the rare glimpse into history that these extraordinary photographs provide, there is something for the young historian and Civil War enthusiast alike.

Williams gave a lecture on recently curated exhibitions at Haverford including: A Haverford Sampler, Judith Taylor: A Memorial Exhibition,Sarah Kaufman: The Nude Redefined to a graduate seminar at Eastman House.  He also gave a public lecture in the Dryden Theater at Eastman House titled: Saluting Unsung Heroes of the Civil War.

Founders Green on a warm spring day.

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