One of our first shows in the ANX gallery was a solo exhibition featuring photographs by Charlie Haughey. His works have a way of bringing the people of Portland together, folks have traveled far to see his photographs. His photos have a rawness and a presence that is overwhelming and hints at a time that my generation may not ever understand. But perhaps we can look, learn and listen to the stories they have to tell. Here is a little more about his story:
Charlie Haughey is a retired carpenter living in Portland, OR, who served in Vietnam with the Army 25th Infantry division. Between 1968 and 1969, he shot nearly 2,000 photographs. After returning home, Charlie boxed up the negatives (of which he had only printed and seen about 10%), where they stayed for over four decades. In 2012, Charlie began working with his friend Kris Regentin to digitize and catalog the negative collection.
Please visit our Gallery Site for a little more on Charlie.