Transformer Station presents 19 Winters / 7 Springs a solo exhibition by Gregory Halpern. Halpern, a native of Buffalo, New York, and resident of Rochester, has photographed his home county over the past twenty years, in between numerous other books and projects. This mid-career survey is the largest museum show for the photographer to date. An ode to the social landscape of this corner of post-industrial America, the work expands upon Halpern’s distinctive documentary style rooted in both the real and the sublime.
The exhibition will present a range of 50 color prints, in varying sizes, along with a series of new free-standing sculptures drawn from the Buffalo landscape.
Halpern tells his stories in both monumental prints and in suites of smaller images, much like musical or poetic phrasing. In this vein, he belongs to — a new post-documentary style pioneered in recent decades by Paul Graham (UK) and Wolfgang Tillmans (Germany), among others.
Halpern has published seven monographs, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and his photographs are in major public and private collections. He holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. He is an Associate Member of Magnum Photos and he lives in Rochester with his wife Ahndraya Parlato and their two daughters. He teaches photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.