Six Photographers Capture Removal Of I-195

Route 195 removal An upcoming exhibit in the Providence City Hall Gallery — “I-195: A Photographic Excavation” — presents the work of six local photographers who have documented the demolition and removal of Interstate Route 195, from the initial DOT Gold Wrecking Ball event at India Point in November of 2010 through the end of 2011. The exhibit captures the evolution of the project through images of twisted steel, broken concrete, massive machinery, and evolving cityscapes. Though each photographer found their way on top, underneath, and around the abandoned and new highways, their individual visions, techniques, and aesthetics offer viewers a multi-dimensional and artistic observation of demolition and revitalization. The collection of images, as a whole, documents the passage of time for the city of Providence encountering historical, urban change.

(Photo by Paul Shelasky. List of photographers after the jump.)

Exhibit runs July 26 thru August 31 (reception August 2 at 5pm), Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street

Erik Gould, Pawtucket. Rhode Island,
Paul Shelasky, Providence, Rhode Island,
Warren Eve, Providence, Rhode Island,
Bill Benson, Providence, Rhode Island,
Paul Clancy, Weston, Massachusetts,
David Gong, Cranston, Rhode Island,

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