Thursday, August 17, 2017
|Portrait of a Market Symposium and Exhibit|
|2:00 pm - 8:30 pm|
|Pike Place Market Atrium Loft and Arcade|
As part of the Market's 110th Anniversary Celebration, learn about the contemporary history of the Pike Place Market through the lens of acclaimed photographer John Stamets, who published a series of stunning Widelux photos in his 1987 book, "Portrait of a Market."
Portrait of a Market Symposium
Time: 2-5:30 p.m.
Location: Pike Place Market Atrium Loft
Details: The afternoon Portrait of a Market Symposium will feature brief talks by those who knew him over his 40-year career photographing the people and architecture of Seattle. Symposium speakers will include:
- Paul Dunn, Friends of the Market boardmember
- Skip Kerr, longtime friend of John Stamets
- Catherine Hillenbrand, publisher of "Portrait of a Market"
- Steve Dunnington, wrote text for "Portrait of a Market"
- Grace Leong, Seattle architect and former student of John Stamets
- Davis Freeman, professional photographer and longtime friend of John Stamets
- Patricia Gray, Pike Place Market Foundation
- Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard, known for their "Now & Then" column in Pacific NW Magazine, will close the symposium with reflections on Stamets' contributions to documenting the contemporary history of Seattle.
Portrait of a Market Photo Tour
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Pike Place Market Arcade
Details: The evening Portrait of a Market Photo Tour will shocase 22 of Stamets' historic photos that have been reproduced from the original negatives. Learn about the vitality and abundance of the Market in the mid-1980s on guided tours of the exhibit, with hosts available to share stories of the people and events of that time.
The exhibit will also be an opportunity to document your own history of the Market. At each location where the photos are displayed, shoot photos showing the Market's past and its continued vitality in the present. Following the special exhibit, the "Portrait of a Market" photos will be donated to the Market Foundation for permanent display in the Market Commons.
The exhibit is made possible by generous contributions from the Stamets Family, Friends of the Market, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, and King Conservation District. Copies of the original negatives of Stamets' photographs were provided by UW Library Special Collections. One of the exhibit's goals is to raise awareness of John Stamets' four decades of documenting the people and architecture of Seattle, and to generate increased support for preserving his archive at the UW Library. Tax deductible contributions to the John Stamets Exhibit Fund can be made to the Market Foundation.