Movers and Shakers in Philadelphia 1970-1985
August 6, 2015 - Made in Philadelphia Gallery
During the 1970s and 80s, photographer Neil Benson documented Philadelphia’s movers and shakers –the famous, the infamous, and those in between. His work demonstrated the power of photojournalism to record urban life and capture the life of the city during a time of sweeping change and tumult. The exhibition will include black and white images of James “Jimmy” Tayuan with a belly dancer at his popular Middle East Restaurant, Larry Magid founder of the Electric Factory, members of MOVE at their Powelton Village residence, Inquirer columnist Chuck Stone, Barry Leonard “the Crimper,” Judge Lisa Richette at the typewriter, Mayor Frank Rizzo with Queen Elizabeth II, Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt, Jessica Savage and the KYW news team, and Steve Poses in front of the Commissary.