In 1970, the Vietnam war continued. In May of that year, National Guardsmen opened fire on a group of students, on the campus of Kent State University and kill 4 students. The The Beatles released Let It Be, their last album. 18 year olds received the right to vote in federal elections. And, Pork Lovers Anonymous was founded by a group of graduate students at the University of Minnesota.
The group originated, because these students and their friends need an organization name to reserve a site in a park for a picnic. The group continued to sponsor gatherings and outings in the early '70's.
The events included cookouts, river canoe trips, winter picnics and house parties. The images, which depict some of the events, were taken from negatives almost 40 years old.
This book is deducted to all of those Pork Lovers Anonymous members who contributed to the friendship and camaraderie that enriched our lives in that period, and provided a wealth of fond memories during the passing years. – You know who you are.
Stephen Harris and his photo editor wife, Luz-Mary live in New York. In his photographs, Stephen Harris' primary emphasis is on using available light in actual situations, rather than posed subjects, to capture the emotion of human interaction and expression. He attempts to seek out places and events that reveal the the soul of a culture. He believes that editing and printing are an integral part of the photographic creative process, and thus continues to print his own photographs. Exhibitions Include: -- November of 2004, Exhibition of photographs from 'Una Noche en el “Bar El Chino”' [A Night in “Bar El Chino”] at Sala de Exposiciones, Museo Mundial del Tango (World Tango Museum), Buenos Aires, Argentina. -- September of 2005 Exhibition of photographs of “Obra en Camino” [Work in Progress] at Erik Adriaan Vendergrijn Asociación de Amigos, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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