PB PHOTO CENTER Opens BEATITUDE Exhibition Celebrating Icons of the Beat Generation, October 20

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 10, 2023 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – October 9, 2023) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today reiterated that its next major exhibition will kick off the nonprofit organization's 35th anniversary.

BEATITUDE: The Beat Attitude

Photographs by Joey Tranchina

October 20 Through January 6

Opening next week, 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 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.

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.

"These were the international thought leaders," adds Lusitana, who organized the archive for exhibition and publication and served as the artist's project director. "Joey Tranchina cast a wide net in his own appreciation and participation in the global change of culture. Time has supported his selections, including Nobel Prize winning Czeslaw Milosz; the great Russian poets whose readings came to fill a sports stadium, namely Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Andrei Voznesensky; and Margaret Atwood, an early contributor to Beat publications in Canada."

For more information about Joey Tranchina and his work go to: www.transparent-press.com.

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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