Tuesday, October 13, 2015

On Sale Now: Bohemian Provincetown 1961-1966 -- A New Photo Book

“Here’s the book that proves what I only remembered; yes, I lived in a tree fort in Provincetown in 1966 and inside is an actual photo of it. The benches, yes those benches, were the nerve center of coolness in Provincetown and bohemian studs and bad girl artists were on every corner. My favorite picture in the book? Beatnik dirty feet in sandals. We all have our twisted memories, don’t we?”

-- John Waters, author and filmmaker

 There Was Always a Place to Crash:
Al Kaplan’s Provincetown 1961-1966
A new hardcover book of photographs from Letter16 Press

Available now at: www.letter16press.com

Featuring previously unseen images of Provincetown, Massachusetts’ early 1960s bohemian milieu, from future Andy Warhol Factory film star Rene Ricard to the libertine scene unfolding inside gay rights pioneer Prescott Townsend’s legendary treehouse -- all lovingly transferred from Al Kaplan’s original 35mm negatives.

72 page hardcover, 10.25" H x 11.25" W, $29.95

Friday, July 17, 2015

There Was Always a Place to Crash OPENING TONIGHT

The gallery exhibition for There Was Always a Place to Crash opens this evening in Provincetown, Mass. at Gallery Ehva.

Here is some press coverage of the gallery exhibition at Provincetown Magazine and The Provincetown Banner.

Thanks to Letter 16 Press for all their hard work in publishing There Was Always a Place to Crash: Al Kaplan's Provincetown 1962–1966. The book is at the printers now and will be available very soon.

Friday, May 29, 2015

There Was Always a Place to Crash: Al Kaplan’s Provincetown 1962-1966

Monday, May 18, 2015

Al Kaplan Photography Show this Summer

Al Kaplan
Photograph by Al Kaplan, Josephine Del Deo speaking at an anti-nuclear weapons rally at the Bas Relief

If you are in Cape Cod this summer, head to Gallery Ehva to see prints of work my father shot between 1962 and 1966. The photos are from There Was Always A Place To Crash, a volume of my father's photos forthcoming in a few weeks from Letter 16 press and edited by Brett Sokol. The show will run July 17-29, 2015. I will post information about how you can get a copy of the book when it is available.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jefferson Airplane in Strawberry Fields Newspaper - Miami 1969

I was digging around and came across this page from the June 6, 1969 issue of Strawberry Fields, an underground paper published in Miami in the late 1960s. The pictures are by my late father, Al Kaplan. They are of a Jefferson Airplane concert he shot when he was a contributing photographer for Strawberry Fields. Sorry for the poor scan, but I thought folks might enjoy pictures none the less. As always, the images are copyright protected.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Al Kaplan to be inducted into the North Miami Citizens’ Hall of Fame

North Miami Citizens’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Friday, 04/29/11 at 10:30 a.m.

North Miami City Hall, 776 NE 125 Street – Second floor lobby

Join the North Miami City Council to honor two residents, Clarence Merke and Al Kaplan (posthumously), who are to be inducted into the North Miami Citizens’ Hall of Fame for their dedication and activism in the city of North Miami.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Al Kaplan Memorial Scholarship at Barry University

The Kaplan family has established a memorial scholarship for photography students at Barry University in memory of Al Kaplan and in honor of his lifelong love of film-based photography. Barry University was chosen both because of Al’s long relationship with the University (he did public relations photography for them for many years) and because the Barry University photography program is committed to maintaining the tradition of film-based photography and darkroom technique.

The Al Kaplan Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based and need-based scholarship designed to assist deserving students of promise in photography. The scholarship will ensure that future generations of photographers can be educated in the “Silver is Better” philosophy to which Al stayed true.

To build the scholarship fund and to continue Al’s legacy, the family is asking those who were touched by Al and wish to make a contribution in his honor to do so towards the scholarship. Contributions of any amount are encouraged. In fact, if everyone who read Al’s blog contributed just $10, the scholarship would be fully endowed and would last in perpetuity! All contributions are tax deductible for United States income tax purposes. Contributions can be made on-line or by mail.

On-line Contributions: Please go to www.barry.edu/giving to make an on-line contribution by credit card. Under the heading “Apply gift to” check the box for “Other” and write “Al Kaplan Scholarship” in the blank.

By Mail Contribution: Checks should be made to “Barry University” and the designation to the “Al Kaplan Memorial Scholarship” should be included in the memo line on the check. Checks should be mailed to:

Thomas Paul Severino
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Barry University
11300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami Shores, Fl 33161-6695

If you have questions, you may contact Mr. Severino at the address above or by phone or e-mail at:

Office phone: 305.899.4081
Email: tseverino@mail.barry.edu