MTC Presents: Parallel Loves

Modern Times is proud to present Parallel Loves: Photographs by Gregory Gelpern.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014; 7-9pm

Gregory Gelpern bought his first camera with money he earned as an extra on a movie set in the late 1950s, when he was an engineering student in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. He moved to the United States in 1988. His photographs have been published in Russia and exhibited at galleries in the Northeast, including as part of the New York Public Library collection.This retrospective includes works from the Soviet Union in the 1960s to present-day New York. Oceans and decades apart, the people in them share joys, dreams, worries, and loves for one another, and for the beauty around them. They rush to work, gossip on the street corner, take a stroll, try to take in art, snooze, steal a kiss, and look intently at someone – something – perhaps miles and years away.

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