Robin Radin – The Nearness of Us: Photographs from the Neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library is proud to announce a new exhibition as part of their rotating art program, supported by The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library in partnership with Uforge.  For the first show in 2020, the library presents a solo exhibition of Jamaica Plain-based photographer Robin Radin. An established photographer, Radin has exhibited throughout the United States since the 1980s. In the work on view, she stays close to home for inspiration, capturing portraits of Jamaica Plain residents. Rendered in stark black and white, her figures often confront the camera directly, though others are pictured more casually, spending time outdoors in the parks, streets, train stations, and other public spaces of the historic neighborhood. She observes relationships between family members, friends, partners, and their surrounding environment, looking for quiet moments occurring within the more frenetic experience of city life. She elaborates, “My work examines the intricacies of human relations: a visual acknowledgment that we are both together as community and family, and alone, as individuals.”Robin Radin – The Nearness of Us: Photographs from the Neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain is on view from January 10 through February 28, 2020, with a public reception to be held on Thursday, January 16 , 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The library is located at 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, and the hours are: Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 12-8, and Friday-Saturday 9-5 (closed Sundays). The exhibition space is located on the lower level. 

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