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Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

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The Vernacular Photography Festival: Opening Reception & talk by John Foster

Friday, August 7th 7-10pm

Talk by John Foster: The Emergence off Snapshots as a Collecting Hotspot

A celebration of the art and collecting of vernacular photography curated by Ron Slattery. 

Over the course of 23 dates, we'll have talks by John Foster, Nakki Goranin, Ron Slattery, Shari Wilkins, Pamela Bannos, Nicholas Osborn, Albert Tanquero and Vanessa Daou. 

Other events include a 3D slideshow, scopitone show, community home movie night, a photo booth provided by A&A Studios, and much much more. 

There will also be a silent auction of a vintage Vivian Maier snapshot with all proceeds going to Comfort Station. 

Stay tuned for an updated schedule of events!


John Foster has been collecting vernacular photography for nearly 20 years and self-taught art for over 30 years. His collection, called “Accidental Mysteries” has been shown in more than 12 museums across the country, including the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem MA and the International Center of Photography in NYC. Foster has been interviewed and written about in dozens of publications and online journals in the last decade. John’s talk will center on his personal journey in collecting, and how self-taught art became the catalyst for building his important collection of vernacular photography. His talk will also track the emergence of snapshots as the new hot area of collecting it is today. John lives in St. Louis, MO and has worked as an artist, educator and graphic designer.