PhotoCentral presents Altamont to America: Bill Owens and the Legacy of Suburbia featuring the work of internationally renowned photographer Bill Owens. Owens was born on September 25, 1938, in San Jose and lives in Hayward, California. From his travels around the globe including a Peace Corps tour in Jamaica, he developed his unique skills and aptitude as an anthropological and social photographer. Reception Sat., Aug. 8 at 2-5 pm.
Bay Area treasure Bill Owens—widely known for his 1973 photographic book “Suburbia,” which features American suburban life at close range—is celebrated on the occasion of his 80th birthday with this solo exhibition presented by PhotoCentral, a program of the City of Hayward’s Recreation District and one of the East Bay’s premiere community photography venues.