SHOW, a long anticipated exhibition by noted photographer Henry Horenstein, will be presented at Walker Contemporary.
SHOW is Horenstein's unique look at modern burlesque and the culmination of over six years of work. Horenstein, a well-known chronicler of both popular and marginalized culture, pays homage to the recent resurgence of burlesque by capturing the creative flair and the artful lifestyle of thesemodern performers. Horenstein's film-noir style images are at once captivating and sexy, documenting the sometimes gritty and difficult yet always intriguing way of life of these artists.
Opening on January 22nd, the SHOW exhibition at Walker Contemporary coincides with the release of Horenstein's book by the same title and the release and screening of a film by William A. Anderson, Henry Horenstein, and Hilary Spera, called MR SHOWBIZ: THE MURRAY HILL STORY, by Swinging Door Films, at the Coolidge Corner Theater, culminating in a "midnight" burlesque show on January 23rd.
Photographer Henry Horenstein has authored over 30 books, including work on country music (HONKY TONK), horse racing (RACING DAYS) and life in the 70s (CLOSE RELATIONS). Other books of his work include monographs ANIMALIA and HUMANS and classic textbooks BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY and BEYOND BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY. His latest text, PHOTO ONE DIGITAL will be published in 2010. Henry lives in Boston and is professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design.