PB PHOTO CENTRE to Exhibit BEATITUDE: The Beat Attitude, Oct 20 - Jan 6

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 22, 2023 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – August 21, 2023) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced its next major exhibition that will kick off the nonprofit organization's 35th anniversary.

BEATITUDE: The Beat Attitude

Photographs by Joey Tranchina

October 20 Through January 6

This stunning exhibition of over 70 images and commanding enlargements includes iconic culture-bending poets, activists, and artists of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg, Diane di Prima, Amiri Baraka, Kenneth Rexroth, Michael McClure, and more.

This collection of images taken in the 1960s and '70s by little-known poet/photographer/activist Joey Tranchina were stored away for nearly 50 years before being discovered by his son in 2018 and later shared with critic and art historian Dr. Anthony Bannon and art consultant and producer Dolores Lusitana, who will discuss the exhibition at a special presentation at the Palm Beach Central Library on October 21.

BEATITUDE captures a cross-generational array of multi-cultural, race and gender diverse artists linked by a "Beat" aesthetic which founded an early social movement that championed  humanity over economy, ecology over industry, and equal rights for women and men regardless of race, social status, or sexual orientation.

BEATITUDE: The Beat Attitude, a book of Joey Tranchina's photographs, with an essay by Bannon and introduction by American Book Award winning poet Ed Sanders, is forthcoming internationally from Steidl Verlag.

"Tranchina's work must be the most extensive pictorial assembly of Beat related artists and thinkers depicted by a single photographer," says Dr. Bannon, the author of 49 books and emeritus director (1996-2012) of the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. "The photographs, rendered in dramatic black and white, include masterful representations of the heroes recognized in their time by Nobel and Pulitzer awards, Academy and Obie prizes for film and theater, and appointments by both the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the American Society of Arts and Letters. Here are the poets laureate named by states and nations and the recipients of the highest praise granted internationally through university doctorates."

Attached Images from BEATITUDE: The Beat Attitude:

1. Allen Ginsberg  ©Joey Tranchina

2. Michael McClure  ©Joey Tranchina

3. Kenneth Rexroth  ©Joey Tranchina

4. PB Photo Centre Invite to BEATITUDE: The Beat Attitude

Available for Interview:

+ Fatima NeJame

Palm Beach Photographic Centre

561.253.2600  /  fatima@fotofusion.org

+ Tony Bannon

BEATITUDE Author and Art Historian

585.217.7879  /  anthony.bannon6@gmail.com

+ Dolores Lusitana

Art Consultant/Project Director

310.699.8013  /  dl@situationbook.com

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