On December 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the Venice Heritage Museum’s Holiday Party Fundraiser will include an exhibition of rarely seen photographs by Rod Bradley, capturing moments from life in Venice in the 1970s and 1980s.

With an expert eye for framing, Bradley’s images evoke the inspirational characters and everyday spectacles that defined this community back then as much as they do now. Bradley called the Westside home starting in 1968. After a time spent living at the abandoned Pacific Ocean Park pier, he plied his craft in spaces around Venice throughout the decade that followed, from rented bungalows to the Boardwalk. A street photographer in the most classic sense, he moved through the city with his pawnshop camera in-hand seeking opportunities to document the people and places he found to be the most quintessentially Venetian. His candid shots transport viewers to the past while illuminating connections to the features of Venice today..

Prior to the VHM, Bradley’s photography and writing have been featured at Beyond Baroque, Small World Books, and in the publication W. Washington (Junk Food Clothing, 2014).

Rod Bradley’s photographs will be available for purchase at the December 9th event, with proceeds supporting the VHM.

Images © Rod Bradley

Join us Dec 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
228 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291

Attendance is Free
Music by DJ Krye
Lowriders from Westside Classics Car Club
brought to you by The Venice Classic


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