December 6 – 22, 2018

Presented in conjunction with the Cherry Street Pier

SATURDAY, December 15
—Reception with the Artist, 2 – 5pm


BridgeWorks is a group of photographs created by Cherry Street Pier artist-in-residence James B. Abbott, which includes the rarely-seen superstructure and architectural interiors of Philadelphia’s iconic Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Abbott has been photographing the ever changing landscape of Philadelphia’s waterfront since the early 80s. The images in BridgeWorks were taken between 1981 and 2000.

James B. Abbott, Ben Franklin Bridge Anchorage Interior, Cable Bend, 2000

James B. Abbott (American, b. 1954) has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1980. His photographic subjects ranged from Venice to the Ben Franklin Bridge, from urban cityscapes to the solitude and rich natural beauty of Cape Cod. Abbott received a BFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Many important public and private collections hold Abbott’s work, including the Allentown Museum of Art, Cranbrook Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art.


To learn more about James B. Abbott click here