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Thu, Jul 28


Cape Elizabeth

Author Talk with John Duncan

Join author and photographer John Duncan as he discusses his book, "Take it Easy," and his gallery of photos at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Copies of Duncan's book will be available to purchase that night at the event.

Author Talk with John Duncan
Author Talk with John Duncan

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cape Elizabeth, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA

About the book

Take it Easy: Portland in the 1970s revisits those uneasy days of the 1970s through a remarkable collection of more than 130 long-forgotten, black-and-white images captured by dishwasher, cab driver, and budding street photographer John Duncan. In images he shot while hanging with friends, walking the streets, or driving his taxi, Duncan emotionally and evocatively captured the innocence, mood, fun, spirit, struggle, and melancholy of a city and its people during an iconic era. As Duncan clicked away with his Canon at the fleeting moments, capturing his daily life with remarkable honesty, the downtown's luster slowly crumbled. But its department stores still beckoned shoppers, rowdy dive bars ruled the night, and young people could still find affordable rents, cheap meals, and good times.

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