Charlestown, Mass., 1954

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1954

GUSN

GUSN-194077

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Description

Confronted with the problem of how to cover riots in the Charlestown Prison, which were taking place out of sight behind the walls, Reed spent time shooting the environs. Unable to tell the prisoners' story, he created a composition that celebrates the urban landscape while depicting the distance between him and his subject--the distant prison.

Details

Descriptive Terms

prisons (buildings)
urban landscapes
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.033

Places

Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

Description Level

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