North Portland Polaroids

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North Portland Polaroids

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Limited edition of 100. Introduction by Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum. Self-published, 2015. 80 pp., 70 duotone illustrations, 6"x8½".

I spent over 4 years shooting more than 300 Polaroid Type 55 portraits of strangers on the streets of St. Johns, a distinct, historically working-class neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. I have compiled 70 images in this book.  I printed 100 copies, 10 come with an 8"x10" silver gelatin photo printed by me in my darkroom. Julia Dolan writes in the book's foreword: 'Abrahamson meets these people exactly where they are, precisely where they want to or should be. Himself a resident of St. Johns, Abrahamson is not only their photographer, but their neighbor, and his subjects respect this-notice how close he manages to get to so many of them. Their command of space and direct gazes attest to an undistracted presence, a strong link to their environment, and a wary trust in the artist.' '...this place isn't just anywhere. It is St. Johns, and these are it's people, quietly yet eloquently described by Bobby Abrahamson and his photographs.' (click here to view images, click here to see pages from the book.)

softbound - $25
special softbound w/ 8"x10" print - $200 (only 1 left!)

Portland residents: save shipping cost when purchasing book by selecting "In-Town Pickup" delivery option after entering your personal information, then come to Bobby's house to pickup order.

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