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Cultural Visions Part Eight: My Massachusetts

July 7, 2017

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Logan Airport, Boston, 1979.   All photos by Frank Ward

This collection of Massachusetts found moments were made between late-1970 and mid-1990. The newspaper on the chair above references the Iran hostage crisis. The headline reads, “All hostages must die.”

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Ashfield Lake, 1982

I moved to Ashfield in 1980. The local news was that sewerage was seeping into the town’s recreational lake. It took years to resolve. The glow in the picture is from my infra-red film, not from the pollution.

The 2 pictures (below) are part of the series Pleasant and Main.

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Pleasant Street, Northampton, 1985

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Intersection of Pleasant, Main and King Streets, Northampton, 1985

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Detention, Smith Vocational High School, Northampton, 1986

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Senior Prom, Hotel Northampton, 1986

The above 2 photographs are from the series Smith Voke.

The below 2 pictures were made during the 38th Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally held at the University of Massachusetts.

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Dog Show Winner, Amherst, 1995

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Man at McDonald’s, Hadley, 1995

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