Folklife Center - Gallery

Rights, Race & Revolutions

A Portrait of LIFE in 1960s America by Grey Villet

July 24 to January 31, 2018

More information: Grey Villet Photography at


Schedule of Events

See website calendar and/or Facebook events for details.


Loving (2016 film, USA, 123 min)

Tuesday, September 12 at 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Crandall's Community Room

Co-hosted by Crandall's Film Series

Reception in the Folklife Gallery for guest curator Barbara Villet

Thursday, September 14, 5 to 7 pm (followed by a Live! Folklife Concert at 7 pm)

The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait (author talk & book signing) with Barbara Villet, author, collaborator & wife of photographer Grey Villet

Friday, October 13 at 7 pm • Northshire Bookstore Saratoga

424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Live! Folklife Concerts (musical performances)

Thursdays at 7 pm (doors open 6:30) Crandall's Community Room

Sept 14- Alex Smith & Dan Berggren • Sept 21- Brother Brothers

Sept 28- Qristina & Quinn Bachand • Oct 5- 5j Barrow

Oct 19- Tim Connell & Cesar Garabini • Oct 26- Honeysuckle

American Voices: Immigrant Stories (storytelling performances)

with storytellers Margaret French, Motoko Dworkin, Barbara Aliprantis

Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm • Crandall's Community Room

Do Tell: Learning to Perform Personal Stories (workshop series)

with storytellers/educators Margaret French & Betty Cassidy

(coming later this Fall; see website and/or Facebook events for details)


The photographs in this Folklife Gallery exhibition sample the work of the late Grey Villet. From The Fifties to The Eighties, the South African-born Villet traveled America and the world for the legendary LIFE magazine, exposing the changing nature of the times in images that were, in his words, “as real as real can get.” Drawn from politics, sports, major news events, and essays, the selections from this work arrive at a multifaceted portrait of the period while tracing a journey of personal and professional growth that carried Grey to a place of eminence among photojournalism's great masters.

This exhibition is co-curated by Grey Villet's wife, Barbara Villet, who had been Grey's collaborator during his career with LIFE, and is a longtime resident of Washington County, New York.


Rights, Race & Revolutions Program Flyer


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Image: The Suicides View, by Grey Villet, 1954.

This exhibition is curated by Barbara Villet, and produced by The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, and funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts- the Folk Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Past Exhibitions