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Relive Farb's "Summer of Love" at Bluseed

SARANAC LAKE Summer of Love, Nathan Farbs photographic journal of the East Village during the late sixties, opens at Bluseed Studios with a reception Friday, Aug. 1 from 57 p.m. The artist will be present at the opening and will give a gallery talk and answer questions. The exhibition runs from August 110. Farbs new-wave journalism of that period was seen throughout the world. Farb said at the time he was trying to construct a new form, something of a cross between a novel and the traditional photographic essay. While he believes he failed in his attempt to create a new genre, he has produced a powerful and important document of the times. Hoping to find out something about his emigrant roots, Farb went to the Lower East Side in 1965, but once there turned on, tuned in, and dropped into the world of flower children, drugs, and murder. He simultaneously reported on and participated in the revolutionary counter-culture that would profoundly change American culture. Farb grew up in Lake Placid and has been examining the Adirondack landscape for over 50 years. Combining romanticism with a probing scientific eye, he is considered the preeminent photographer of the Adirondacks. His 1985 Rizzoli book, The Adirondacks, became the standard by which Adirondack photography is measured. He has also published two books and many essays on the Galapagos Islands. His award winning coverage of the Yellowstone fires and Exxon oil spill for the New York Times Magazine established Farb as a leading interpreter of nature. Farb lived and worked in New York City for many years where he was well known for his avant-garde multimedia work. His 1980 photographic essay on Soviet society, The Russians, was published as a book in five countries and in magazines throughout the world. His works are included in many public and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art. Farb is a former professor of photography and mixed media at Rutgers University. He has received honorary Doctor of Arts degrees from St. Lawrence University and SUNY. His newest book, Adirondack Wilderness, a collaborative effort with The Nature Conservancy, will be published by Rizzoli this Fall. He has worked and lived at his studio in Jay for the past twenty years. Bluseed Studios is proud to offer this important showing to the public. For more on Farb, visit www.nathanfarb.com

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