Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Henry Horenstein: Tales from the 70’s
Henry Horenstein, Hosts, Charity Party, Newton, MA, 1972
Courtesy of Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco
January 9 - February 24th, 2018
Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to present the work of acclaimed photographer Henry Horenstein. Starting out in the 1970’s, Henry Horenstein was a flat-out documentary shooter. He came from a background in history, not art, and he wanted to shoot for LIFE magazine and maybe just maybe join Magnum. But over the years Horenstein has photographed many different types of subjects, even animals and the human form. But he’s always returned to his roots as a documentary photographer. More than anything, he likes a good story. And he tries to tell one in a direct way, with humor and a punch line, if possible. With this in mind, Horenstein has photographed country musicians in Nashville, his family and friends in Massachusetts, horse racing at Saratoga, boxing in Brockton (City of Champions) and elsewhere, old highways everywhere, everyone in Cajun Louisiana, stock car racing, wrestlers, and so much more. And that was just in the 1970s, work you see in this show.