Boston Public Library is currently featuring an exhibition “Man in the Street: Jules Aarons Photographs Boston 1947 – 1976” with several photos of the North End as well as other Boston neighborhoods.
From the Boston Public Library: In 1997, the Boston Public Library began collecting the work of Boston photographer Jules Aarons (1921-2008),and the library now holds the largest public collection of the photographer’s work in the world. When Jules Aarons began photographing seriously in 1947, he chose the streets and neighborhoods of Boston as his subject. He was drawn to the way people in the neighborhoods lived their public lives and the energy with which they talked, played and interacted. Inspired by “street photographers” such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Helen Levitt, Aarons worked solidly in that tradition, finding a steady supply of visual inspiration in the juxtaposition of people against their urban background.
Boston Public Library, Copley Place
Gallery hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9-5
Tuesday, Thursday: 9-7, Sunday: 1-5
The exhibition runs through June 4, 2010.