Kids Are People Too…

The Panopticon Gallery in Boston is presenting a new exhibition, Kids Are People Too, opening June 8, 2011 and running through until July 12, 2011. Kids Are People Too celebrates the work of sixteen photographers and their images of children, from the well known to the emerging contemporary artist.

Gallerist and curator, Jason Landry, remembers his own childhood, “When I was a boy there was a TV show called, Kids Are People Too. It was like a talk show for kids: a Sunday morning variety show. My fondest memory of that show was the time that they had my favorite rock band on, KISS. Isn’t it interesting that some childhood memories are quite vivid, while others are long forgotten?”

Well, I just happened to find a you tube of that episode…perhaps some memories are best staying just that, as memories…

Photographers include Hiroshi Watanabe, Harold Feinstein, Suzanne Revy, Aaron Siskind, Aline Smithson, Wynn Bullock, Ernest C. Withers, Shelby Lee Adams, Constantine Manos, Abelardo Morell, Kirsty O’Keeffe, Amy Stein, Jock Sturges, Keiko Hiromi, Wendy Sacks, and Azita Panahpour.

© Hiroshi Watanabe. Above: Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki, 2003. 10×10 inch gelatin silver print.

© Harold Feinstein. Boy Writing Numbers in Chalk, 1955. Gelatin silver print.

© Jock Sturges. Misty Dawn, Northern California, 1992. gelatin silver print.
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© Suzanne Revy. Stretched, 2008. Gelatin silver print.

© Ernest Withers. Twins at WDIA, 1948. Gelatin silver print.

© Aline Smithson. Quincy, 2010. Archival pigment print.

© Shelby Lee Adams. Tyler & Sheba, 2001. Gelatin silver print.

© Wynn Bullock. Child in Forest, 1951/2011. Archival pigment print.

© Kirsty O’Keeffe. Narcissus, 2010. Archival pigment print.