Retro Providence: 1985-1990

Event Details

This event finished on 14 December 2016

Exhibition dates: October 14 – December 14, 2016.
Former city photographer of Providence Tom R. Chambers has compiled 60 of his prints into an exhibition that showcases the city’s activities and its people as they were 25-30 years ago. The viewers of this exhibit are able to reflect on city environs/activities, and compare yesterday’s with today’s Providence.  This coverage over a six-year period is a direct result of a mayor’s presence and activity throughout the environs of a city (and elsewhere). It is assignment-based via the Press Secretary’s Office, City Hall as it relates to Proclamations, Citations, “Keys to the City”, press conferences, swearing-ins, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, speaking appearances, and more. Besides focusing on Providence’s politics, Chambers turned his lens outward towards the community, as evidenced by this documentary exhibition.


Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I am a 2016 summer intern at WaterFire Providence! I will be working with the photography and social media departments, and I am very excited to be working with WaterFire for the summer. When I am not busy with photography, I love reading, writing and hiking.

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