Stephen DiRado | Summer Spent

Photography - Film/Video

Thursday, October 25, 2012
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Fletcher Auditorium

Join Worcester Historical Museum on Thursday, October 25 for an exclusive screening of Stephen DiRados self-reflective experimental documentary, "Summer Spent," which depicts a photographer obsessed with artistic perfection.

A Worcester, Massachusetts resident for over 27 years, DiRado has relentlessly documents his friends, family and Worcester in series such as "Bell Pond," "Worcester Galleria" and his "Dinner Series."

Having recently been awarded a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for his "Beach People" series, the film "Summer Spent" serves as a spin-off of this long-term photographic project. DiRado begins his cinematic journey at his studio in Worcester, MA, and then captures the subculture of a clothing-optional-beach on Marthas Vineyard where he has been photographing for over twenty-five years. Developing a symbiotic relationship with his subjects, DiRado produces revealing portraits of a diverse group of beachgoers in his "Beach People" series; "Summer Spent" documents that process and those relationships.

"Summer Spent" is a stylized poetic film that offers an intimate insight into DiRados relationships, the Vineyard environment and his inner thought process as an artist.


6:30 PM  Doors open to the public
7:00 PM  Introduction followed by Screening
7:45 PM  Reception

*Parental advisory "Summer Spent" contains brief scenes with nudity.

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Public Woo Card: Double Woo Points
College Woo Card: Double Woo Points

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School

Phone: 508-753-8278

Last Modified: August 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

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