Mike the Mad Biologist

There’s an ongoing exhibit of photographer Jules Aarons’ work at the Boston Public Library, “Man in the Street: Boston Photographs by Jules Aarons” that is worth seeing. From the BPL blurb:

In 1997, the Boston Public Library began collecting the work of Boston photographer Jules Aarons (1921-2008),and the library now holds the largest public collection of the photographer’s work in the world. When Jules Aarons began photographing seriously in 1947, he chose the streets and neighborhoods of Boston as his subject. He was drawn to the way people in the neighborhoods lived their public lives and the energy with which they talked, played and interacted.

Inspired by “street photographers” such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Helen Levitt, Aarons worked solidly in that tradition, finding a steady supply of visual inspiration in the juxtaposition of people against their urban background.

The gallery is open 9am – 5pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9-5; Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 7pm; Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Definitely worth a visit.