On Saturday, June 12, the memorial exhibition of Clyde Hare’s photographs opened at Concept Art Gallery. A large crowd came to see the exhibition of 60 photographs which spanned the course of Hare’s career and to listen to a lecture by the Carnegie Museum of Art Curator of Photography, Linda Benedict-Jones. In her lecture, Benedict-Jones presented Hare’s photographs by decade from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Hare’s photographs of a transforming Pittsburgh cover the walls of the gallery, reminding us of our history as a city. Many of Hare’s photographs show iconic symbols of Pittsburgh including bridges, buildings, and industry. From the steel mills that once lined the rivers to local life seen on the streets of Pittsburgh , this exhibition displays a past that is becoming less familiar to many.
Hare’s photographs range in composition from journalistic to artistic. In Pittsburgh, he started documenting the changes happening to the city in the 1950′s. Later in his career he experimented with photos of ice and color, creating another, more abstract side to his work. His range of photographs reflects the talent of a man who had an eye for beauty in an industrious city.
The exhibition will run through October 2, please join us in celebrating the life and work of this talented Pittsburgh photographer.