In the days prior to the digital photography revolution and advanced image enhancing programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop, photography was an expensive and labor intensive endeavor best left to the professionals.
Geralene Valentine and Jay Misencik have created a vintage photography video and slideshow presentation of the work of Jay’s uncle, Ed Brinsko, a legend in the world of The Post Publishing Company. In 1931, Brinsko began to work for this company and his career spanned 43 years. Like the best of the early to late 20th century newspaper photographers, Brinsko had to carry heavy cameras and rolls and rolls of film in order to capture the perfect shot and then had to spend hours developing images in a dark room.
This presentation is called ReVisit Bridgeport…photographs by Ed Brinsko and highlights the images that were the high points of Brinsko’s career. This photography collection is a treasure trove of images that are important to Bridgeport’s history. The collection includes images of Malcolm X, Jane Fonda, President John F. Kennedy, Gregory Peck, Bob Hope, Bette Davis, Lena Horne and Ed Sullivan to name a few. In addition to photos of luminaries, many newsworthy historic events that happened over the years in Bridgeport from fires and parades to community events and occasions such as the Barnum Festival were shot.
On Saturday, May 16 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. there will be a photo/video presentation of approximately 150 images, narrated by Mike Daly, Editorial Page Editor of the Connecticut Post at the Bridgeport Public Library located on 3455 Madison Ave. in Bridgeport. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is being presented by the Bridgeport Community Historical Society.