Seeing Old City, 83 On, Photographic Projects By James B. Abbott and James Wasserman | DesignPhiladelphia

Seeing Old City, 83 On, Photographic Projects By James B. Abbott and James Wasserman

Seeing Old City, 83 On, Photographic Projects By James B. Abbott and James Wasserman

Cherry Street Pier
121 North Columbus Blv. Studio/Gallery 5
Philadelphia, 19106

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James Wasserman and James Abbott, both photographers, began personal projects during the nineteen-eighties in Old City. The goals and subject matter were different as they worked independently of each other but both developed a personal portrait of Old City as it under went demographic, physical, and commercial transformation. The exhibition is a selection of Wasserman’s personal, keenly seen portraits of residents and shop keepers that formed and transformed the neighbor he lived in.Abbott’s urban landscapes began in the neglected decaying riverfront framed by the Ben Franklin Bridge and changed with the neighborhood.