Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176
LPC’s speaker for December 13 is Frank Van Riper.
Frank Van Riper’s award-winning career in journalism began in 1967 at the Daily News in New York where for 20 years he served as White House correspondent, national political correspondent and ultimately Washington Bureau news editor. But he also has been a photographer for as long as he has been a writer and now, with the publication of his sixth book, he offers a documentary-cum-memoir about two of the world’s great cities: New York and Paris.
Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980 (Daylight Books, October 2018) is a meditation on time and place: before the internet and 24/7 news; when one could visit the Eiffel Tower without seeing police and automatic weapons, when a ride on the New York subway cost 15 cents, when the smell of fresh-baked baguettes wafted over nearly every Parisian neighborhood, and when the Coney Island parachute ride still thrilled thousands. Van Riper’s striking black and white photographs spanning twenty years, coupled with his eloquent texts, capture
the 20th-century romance and grit of New York more than a half century ago, and Paris, some forty years ago. It was a time when the pace of life was slower and somehow less threatening, people talked to each other instead of texting on their iPhones, and you literally had to stop and smell the coffee or freshly baked bagel.
Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman are husband and wife documentary and fine art photographers, whose work has been published internationally. Goodman’s photography has hung in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Baltimore Museum; she also is a widely exhibited sculptor. Van Riper’s photography is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC) as well as the Portland Gallery of Art (Portland, Maine.). His 1998 book of photography and essays, Down East Maine/A World Apart, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won the silver award for photography from the Art Director’s Club of Washington. They are the co-authors of Serenissima: Venice in Winter, a coffee table book of black and white photographs and essays that was published in the United States and in Italy. www.veniceinwinter.com
Books will be available for sale ($45 includes tax) – just in time for a unique holiday gift! Frank will also be signing copies per request!