John Hubbard: picturing our past

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BENNINGTON -- On Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m., the Bennington Historical Society welcomes Jamie Franklin, Curator of the museum to discuss with attendees the large selection of photographs taken by John Hubbard during his time with the Bennington Banner, 1972-1978. Currently on view in Faces of Bennington, 1972-1978: Photographs by John Hubbard, are 28 of the approximately 2200 photographs taken by John Hubbard while a reporter and photographer for the Bennington Banner. Approximately 500 additional photographs will be available for attendees of this program to view, hopefully identifying the individual or location reflected in the image. The program is held in the Ada Paresky Education Center of the Bennington Museum. It is free and open to the public.

While a sports reporter and photographer at the Bennington Banner, Hubbard (1949-2010) made countless formal and informal portraits of people he encountered in the Bennington area during the 1970s. Hubbard’s images became something that people looked forward to seeing in the newspapers.

Hubbard’s photographs reflect his personal vision, offering glimpses into the lesser-known social aspects of the town. As a young, socially conscious man living in Vermont in the early 1970s, many of his images depict young progressive types including artists, craftspeople and back-to-the-landers.


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