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My number one pick for this year’s Valentine’s
Day in Manhattan is a photography exhibit at the 92nd Street
Y. “As Long as We Both Shall Live: Married Couples in America”
is New York City-based photographer Robert Fass’ first major
show in his hometown. The exhibit collects his black and white
portraits of couples married 40 years or more. He began the
project in 1997 with a portrait session with his parents – married
47 years. It eventually grew into a massive undertaking, which
has taken Fass across the country and back photographing and
interviewing couples with this exceptional commitment. The pictures
are good, and the stories behind them, and told in them, are
inspiring. Some couples take a pragmatic approach to their union,
while others still beam with romantic whimsy, but all of them
have survived together through good and bad. They are a testament
to the institution of marriage and wise to the ways of making
it work. The show has been up since January 31st, but a special
Valentine’s Day reception and catalogue signing with gourmet
chocolate will take place from 5-6:45p.m. on the 14th. The show
closes on February 23rd.
The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue. Call
(212) 415-5749 or visit LongMarriedCouples.com for more info.
Explore the city and make it your oyster of love this Valentine’s
Day. It’s more romantic than you think.
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