Beat Photographer Gordon Ball to Speak Oct. 7
For 28 years, Gordon Ball took informal photographs of poet Allen Ginsberg and other members of the Beat Generation, the literary and cultural phenomenon which has had a world-wide impact since its inception in the mid-l950s. Ball will present photos and read from his books,'66 Frames, Dark Music and Scenes from East Hill Farm on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM in the Greenwich Library meeting room. As well as being exhibited at five conferences on Ginsberg and the Beat Generation, at one-man shows at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and other venues, Ball's photos have appeared in many books, including Dennis McNally's Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America; Rick Fields' How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America; Steven Watson's The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, l994-l960; and the Rolling Stone Book of the Beats. The presentation is free and open to the public. Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM in the Greenwich Library meeting room, 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. For more information, please call Ed Morrissey at 203-622-7918.