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The Photo Lecture Series continues at the Photo Center on Thursday March 30 from 6-8 p.m. The free event showcases three local photographer’s work in a show and tell format every other month. Each photographer shares their body of work as well their approach in creating the work. If you are interested in being one the presenters and telling your store, please email the Center at or call (4150 554-9522.

The opening reception for Nocturnes & Noir photo exhibit took place on February 11p.m. The show is curated by Tim Baskerville, Director, The Nocturnes Night Photography Group and Dave Christensen, Director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center. According to the Curator’s Statement, the title of the exhibit hopes to shine some light on two schools of thought regarding Night Photography (NPy).

The first, a romanticized landscape photography of Nocturnes, traces its origins to the late 19th century, the Pictorialism movement, and later on, the efforts of the Photo-Secessionists. The second style of NPy – Noir – was heavily influenced by German Expressionism, Surrealism, and associated, as early as the 1920s and 1930s, with the newly formed cinema, which attained its apex in the Classic Film Noir period of the 1940s and 1950s. Photographers like Bill Brandt and Brassai echoed the dark vision of the Film Noir tradition with surrealistic content; punchy, “contrasty” scenes; and heavy darkroom manipulation.

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