DPI adjunct instructor Jeffrey Henson Scales has spent decades turning his lens on American youth culture. Throughout the span of his career, he has covered civil rights issues, major recording artists, and life on the streets of Los Angeles. Today, he works as a photography editor at the New York Times.
Scales recently teamed up with fashionista Rebecca Pietri and producer Eve Lyons to look at "where stylish New York teenagers [are] gravitating." SoHo's high-end skate and sneaker shops are recognized as the nexus of a new kind of fashion industry, with lines for new limited releases frequently stretching around the block. They produced a story for "The Look" column entitled SoHo's New Geeks.
Inspired by their collaboration on the column, Scales and Pietri have again teamed up to mount an exhibition at the Lower East Side's +81 Gallery.
Titled "Then & Now," the show includes work from Scales's vast archive from the 1970's to today curated by Rebecca Pietri.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 24 from 6-9pm.