Joel Martin Halpern Photograph Collection

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Joel Martin Halpern Photograph Collection

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Joel Martin Halpern (1929- ) has lived in Amherst since 1967 when he became a professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Massachusetts. He has traveled widely and conducted extensive field research, including photographic documentation, of cultures in many countries. In accordance with his interest in visual anthropology, Halpern has taught courses on culture and film, exhibited his own photographs, and prepared documentary films.

The Halpern Photograph Collection consists of images, taken since 2005, of the landscape, architecture, and culture of Amherst and its neighboring towns. This is a growing collection of over 1,000 digital images.

Items in the Joel Martin Halpern Photograph Collection Collection

Shaolin Kung Fu of Amherst demonstration
Children demonstrating martial arts poses on the Town Common at the 2008 Taste of Amherst. The demonstration was sponsored by Shaolin Kung Fu of Amherst. In the background is the vehicle painted with the logo for the radio station 93.9 "The River."

Crowd watching martial arts demonstration at Taste of Amherst
A crowd of people watch the Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration on the Amherst Town Common at the 2008 Taste of Amherst. Colorful food tents form the background of the photograph.

Flavored milk at the Mapleline Farms booth
Five flavors of milk showcased on the counter at the Mapleline Farms booth at the 2008 Taste of Amherst.

Atkins Farms Country Market booth
Atkins Farms Country Market booth at the 2008 Taste of Amherst displaying cider doughnuts, apples and other goods.

Climbing wall at Taste of Amherst
Climbing wall at the 2008 Taste of Amherst with two children partway up the wall.

Booths and crowd at Taste of Amherst
General view of the colorful booths and crowd at the 2008 Taste of Amherst.

Shady respite on the Town Common
People lounging in the shade of large trees on the perimeter of the food booths at the 2008 Taste of Amherst.

Muddy Brook Farm wagon ride
People enjoying a wagon ride provided by Muddy Brook Farm at the 2008 Taste of Amherst.

Field grown garlic and tomatoes for sale
Colorful display of locally grown garlic and tomatoes at the 2005 Amherst Farmers' Market.

Sunset Farm stand
Stand at the 2005 Amherst Farmers' Market which sold produce grown at Sunset Farm in Amherst.

Organic greens for sale
Variety of organic greens for sale at the Full Bloom Market Garden stand at the 2005 Amherst Farmers' Market.

Blueberries with a side of green apples
Blueberries and green apples for sale at the 2005 Amherst Farmers' Market.

Crowd and stands at Amherst Farmers' Market
General view of the crowd and stands at the 2005 Amherst Farmers' Market. Commercial buldings along South Pleasant Street stand in the background.

Profusion of flowering plants
Colorful selection of flowering plants being sold at the 2005 Amherst Farmers' Market.

The Magic Bus at Crafts on the Common
Herrell's Ice Cream Magic Bus parked under the Big Brothers Big Sisters Crafts on the Common banner on South Pleasant Street.