Henry Horenstein was on press this week to oversee production of his forthcoming monograph “Histories: Tales from the 70s” from Honky Tonk Editions (Hardcover, 144 pages, 115 illus., 10.25 x 9.75 inches). The book coincides with an exhibition of vintage prints from the artist’s collection at ClampArt from April 9 – May 21, 2016.
“Histories: Tales from the 1970s” will chronicle a time when I was photographing almost everything I could find. Anything that smacked of history, especially cultures that might disappear or change, was fair game: stock car racing, horse racing, boxing, old rural routes through Rhode Island and Massachusetts, country and blues musicians in Nashville and elsewhere, and my close family and friends were just a few of my subjects. . . The images show a cross-section of America at the time: big cars, plaid pants, long hair, and all. I hope that this will serve as a chronicle of the past – a snapshot of the time and people who were not famous or rich but were a fundamental part of the culture of the 70s.
Blog post by:
Raechel McCarthy, Associate Director