From the Aperture event website:
William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961–2005
Monday, October 20, 2008
October 13 – December 6, 2008
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Coinciding with the exhibition on view at MassArt, William Christenberry will discuss the spirit of his work and sign copies of his book in the Tower Auditorium. Along with such masters as William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, William Christenberry is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of color photography. His photographic exploration of the American South has been ongoing for forty years, drawing inspiration from Walker Evans and paralleling the work of international practitioners like Bernd and Hilla Becher, all the while influencing a generation of emerging photographers. Ranging from his initial Brownie photographs of the early 1960s to his later work with a large-format camera, William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961–2005 and the accompanying book create a survey of this artist’s poetic documentation of southern vernacular architecture, signage, and landscape. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, MassArt is organizing a public reception in the presence of the artist.