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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Christy Utter, N.H. Society of Photographic Artists
(603) 778-2950
c.christyu@comcast.net

Exhibit by N.H., British photographers opens at N.H. State Library

The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists and the Exeter Camera Club of Exeter, England, have collaborated on an exhibit of photographs that will be on display at the N.H. State Library in Concord, June 10 – July 26, 2013.

“Eyes Across the Water: Photographers from New Hampshire and Exeter, England,” marks the third time the two groups have exhibited their work together work at one venue. Forty images from each organization will be on display.

Fine art photographers from both the New Hampshire and Exeter organizations have combined their styles and techniques to create a unique representation of old as well as new methods in the field. Black and white silver gelatin prints, conventional color prints, pinhole photography, historically inspired hand-made contact prints, as well as “state of the art” digital images printed on archival papers are among the photographic styles exhibited.

The connection between the two groups was initiated by members of the Exeter Camera Club when they were looking for a “sister” photography group in another country. Several members of the group will be traveling to New Hampshire for the exhibit.

“This partnership has generated three international shows, a copious amount of great photographs and many lasting friendships,” said New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists Exhibit Chairman Richard Moore.

The State Library, located at 20 Park St., in Concord, is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on June 13, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

New Hampshire’s Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Council on the Arts, the Film and Television Office, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the Commission on Native American Affairs. The Department strives to nurture the cultural well-being of our state. From the covered bridges and traditional music of our past to the avant-garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow, New Hampshire’s culture is as varied as its geography and its people. This strong cultural base—which truly has something for everyone—attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, provides outstanding educational opportunities and creates communities worth living in. Learn more at www.nh.gov/nhculture.

The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists is a statewide organization of Fine Art Photographers dedicated to the support of contemporary photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. The NHSPA focuses on the education and artistic development of its members and the community by providing exhibitions, publications and educational outreach programs. For more information about NHSPA, visit the following website: www.nhspa.org.

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