Reed’s Modern Studio

An Apprenticeship Program Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:  May 21 – June 5, 2018
San Francisco Room


Portrait of James E. Reed #1996.21.66

James E. Reed (1864-1939) was a prominent African American photographer in New Bedford. Having done photography for 34 years, Reed took photos of New Bedford and its citizens. Modernizing Reed and reviving his legacy, the New Bedford Whaling Museum High School Apprentices mimicked Reed’s photography style by taking pictures where Reed once did, using various technologies to visualize how photography has changed and took pictures of people the apprentices found to be influential. 

Learn more about the Museum’s Apprenticeship Program

Apprentice Exhibition Flyer (downloadable pdf)

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Exhibition supported by a Massachusetts Cultural Council Youth Amplify Grant