"Conventional/Unconventional Images" on View at UB Anderson Gallery

Release Date: August 23, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, NY – Where were you in July 1972? Mickey H. Osterreicher, J.D. '98, B.S. '73, and UB Law School Professor Robert I. Reis were both in Miami Beach, Fla., photographing the 1972 Democratic National Convention, although they did not know each other at the time.

More than 60 black-and-white photos that they took and that have never been on public view are part of an exhibition, "Conventional/Unconventional Images," that is on view at UB Anderson Gallery, Martha Jackson Place, through Sept. 2.

Their photos document some of the events and passions of the gathering from inside and outside the convention hall. Osterreicher was there as an accredited 19-year-old photojournalist for the University at Buffalo's student newspaper, "Spectrum." Reis, always an avid photographer was drawn to record the anti-war protests and Vietnam veteran encampment in nearby Flamingo Park.

Whether looking into the tired face of Congresswoman Bella Abzug or contemplating history repeating itself in the political statements captured in the many nameless faces of the protestors, the images provide the viewer with a rare view of the theater from both left and right.

A closing reception for the exhibition will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. in conjunction with an end-of-summer party sponsored by UB Anderson Gallery and the UB Alumni Employee Chapter.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

UB Anderson Gallery is supported with funds from UB's Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UB College of Arts and Sciences, the Anderson Gallery Program Fund and the UB Collection Care and Management Endowment Fund.

UB Anderson Gallery, Center for Museum Studies, is located on Martha Jackson Place off Englewood and Kenmore. Call 716-829-3754 for more information.


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