JANE FONDA, JFK, MALCOLM X: Exhibit highlights work of photographer Ed Brinsko

An exhibit will highlight the work of longtime newspaper photographer Ed Brinsko, who worked for the (Bridgeport) Post Publishing Co. for 43 years.

John F. Kennedy speaks at the Bridgeport train station during his 1960 campaign for president. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

John F. Kennedy speaks at the Bridgeport train station during his 1960 campaign for president. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

The late Brinsko photographed U.S. presidents, other dignitaries, celebrities and ordinary people, and covered events from tragedies to celebrations, throughout the greater Bridgeport region during his journalism career.

The late Ed Brinsko in his younger days.

The late Ed Brinsko in his younger days.

The exhibit, entitled “ReVisit Bridgeport: Photographs by Ed Brinsko,” features some of his best photos. It will be on display at McLevy Hall, 202 State St., Bridgeport.

“[Brinsko] created a tremendous historic collection of photographs in the greater Bridgeport area,” according to publicity material for the exhibit.

An opening reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 10 from 1-4 p.m. at McLevy Hall, third floor.

Michael Daly, Connecticut Post editorial page editor, will lead a discussion on Brinsko’s work during the reception. The event is open to the public.

Actress Jane Fonda at Compo Beach in Westport. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

Actress Jane Fonda at Compo Beach in Westport. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

The exhibit will remain open through Jan. 31 by appointment only; those interested can contact Jay or Geralene at [email protected] or 203-268-8306.

Jay Misencik, a professional photographer in the region, was Ed Brinsko’s nephew and is helping to organize the exhibit. It is being presented by Misencik Photography in association with Space Xchange at McLevy Hall.

 

African-American leader Malcolm X during a 1963 talk at the University of Bridgeport. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

African-American leader Malcolm X during a 1963 talk at the University of Bridgeport. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

 

Posing for a photo are Post Publishing Co. news employees, from left, Wayne Ratzenberger, Henry Roman, John Hayduk, Al Bennett, Ed Brinsko (with glasses), and Chris Hatch. All but Bennett were staff photographers. The late Wayne Ratzenberger later worked for the company that publishes the Huntington/Shelton Herald.

Posing for a photo are Post Publishing Co. news employees, from left, Wayne Ratzenberger, Henry Roman, John Hayduk, Al Bennett, Ed Brinsko (with glasses), and Chris Hatch. All but Bennett were staff photographers. The late Wayne Ratzenberger later worked for the company that publishes the Huntington/Shelton Herald.

 

Longtime Bridgeport Mayor Jasper McLevy, an elected Socialist, waves to onlookers during a parade on Fairfield Avenue in the city. McLevy served as mayor from 1933-1957. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

Longtime Bridgeport Mayor Jasper McLevy, an elected Socialist, waves to onlookers during a parade on Fairfield Avenue in the city. McLevy served as mayor of Bridgeport from 1933-1957. (Photo by Ed Brinsko)

A close-up view of Jasper McLevy from the above photo by Ed Brinsko.

A close-up view of Jasper McLevy from the above photo by Ed Brinsko.

 

 

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