Archives for photography

Local History: Depends On What You’re Looking For…

Photographs are great ways of learning about the past. They hold different levels of meaning and must be viewed critically to gain a true sense of what they represent. For instance, a seemingly straightforward picture of a row of houses might contain valuable information about the way houses were used or redesigned. A street scene with people scattered along the sidewalk might not be an accurate depiction of street life at the time–were the people posed? Did they show up because they knew a photograph was being taken? Here is a list of more questions I ask myself when using
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Categories: History.

Jazz in Motion: Digital Images by Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman is an eclectic photographer. His work includes both straight photographs, in black and white and in color, and painterly images that are crafted from photographs via the computer. Over the years his subjects have included children, landscapes, foliage, florals, the seaside, sun and moon, cityscapes, fresh food, locations around the world, and troubled people he encountered during his 40-year career as a social worker and public policy advocate, such as homeless people and adults and children with mental illness and their families. In recent years he has focused considerable attention on jazz musicians in performance. In addition to
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Categories: Events, Gallery, and Uncategorized.

Hidden in Plain Sight Opens in The Gallery

“Hidden in Plain Sight,” an exhibition of photographs by Barry Katzen of architectural details on buildings in White Plains, will go on view at The Gallery in the White Plains Public Library on June 19. The exhibition will be open to the public through August 2, 2015. Long-time White Plains resident Barry Katzen has spent the last decade recording architectural details throughout the city. “I sought out the interesting, the beautiful, the mysterious, and the downright strange.” Katzen has captured valuable visual treasures which are still embedded in our built environment. Opening reception will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 18. It is free and all
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Categories: Gallery.