‘Different Worlds’ by Henry Horenstein @ Paul Paletti Gallery

Through Feb. 22

Paul Paletti Gallery
713 E. Market St. • 589-9254

Henry Horenstein is a different type of historian — a documentary photographer. While studying to become an academic, he realized he could continue studying history by photographing it. This shifting of gears led him to the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with such greats as Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Minor White. The exhibition “Different Worlds” features selections from two previous sets of photographs, “Close Relations” and “Show.” Shot while he was still in college, “Close Relations” consists of family and friends in suburbia. A later photographic interest includes fringe subcultures, such as the neo-burlesque featured in “Show.” Horenstein continues to follow the advice given to him by a former teacher: “Popular culture should be taken seriously.” The opening reception is Friday, Dec. 14, from 5-8 p.m. —Jo Anne Triplett

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