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Jerry Berndt

The Dive

"The Dive" by Jerry Brendt

Jerry Berndt was working in the Combat Zone at exactly the same period this story takes place.  He was a twenty-three year old photographer shooting for Harvard University under the direction of urban anthropologist Dr. Neil A. Eddington and an endowment from the National Institute of Mental Health.  Jerry served as Dr. Eddington's point man, meeting the pimps, hookers, strippers, bar tenders, and cops while sneaking photos to compliment Dr. Eddington's research.

Jerry Berndt was born 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more than 30 years he has built a career as a documentary photographer with series on the genocide in Ruanda, civil war in Haiti und homeless people in the US. His pictures are published in major publications in the US and Europe, i.e. the New York Times, Newsweek und Paris Match. His work won major awards, i.e. grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of California. His photos are represented in the permanent collections of major museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Bibliotheque National in Paris. He taught photography at the Art Institute in Boston and at University of Massachusetts. Today Berndt lives with his wife and son in Paris, France.


"This is photography as emotion. Jerry goes somewhere and makes you feel what it felt like, not just what it looked like." - Eugene Richards, photographer (Magnum)

Street Girl

Washington Street, Boston - 1968

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Armand Van Helden (son of Robert and Joanne Van Helden, born 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a record producer and remixer whose biggest commercial successes came from his remixes of the 1996 Tori Amos song "Professional Widow", which reached the top of the UK Singles Chart, and his own track "U Don't Know Me" which was Number 1 in the United Kingdom in January  1999.

Armand Van Helden

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Other interesting links to this story are found by visiting:

http://www.universalhub.com/glossary/combat_zone_the.html

http://vanyaland.blogspot.com/2009/04/lovers-muggers-thieves-boston-memoir.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Zone,_Boston


This page updated Thursday, 23-Jun-2016


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