Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Presented by Richard Gipstein, this lecture focuses on a close-up look at the architectural details that adorn the facades of many buildings in downtown New London, including those with unique histories, contexts and beauty. Many of these details are often hard to see well from street level. This lecture, using digital photographic methods, will give the viewer a new appreciation for New London’s architectural legacy.
This lecture is free, but registration is required.
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About Rick Gipstein
Rick has been an avid photographer since he was a teenager and has maintained his own home darkroom for many years. He is a graduate of Harvard College and earned a Masters degree from The Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1975. In 1977, he joined the architectural firm of Lindsay Liebig Roche, where he worked for over 30 years, eventually becoming the principal.
He was involved in many historic restoration projects for the New London Redevelopment Agency over the years, including the renovation of over 60 building facades on Bank Street and lower State Street in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This type of architectural work required a substantial amount of photographic documentation, as such Rick’s interest in photography was integral. After the firm relocated to 300 State Street, he spent many lunch hours exploring and photographing New London’s wonderful and varied stock of 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings, many with beautiful details.