Lancaster is all set to be taken over by photography as Society for Photographic Education’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference starts at Lancaster County Convention Center on Friday and it would run till Sunday. Well, you would not have to go the news conference to watch a huge array of photography. This month, a series of galleries would present photography exhibits.
The galleries, including Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Demuth, Coe Camera, Isadore Gallery and Sunshine Art + Design would offer different perspectives and a scope for all to see what is new in the world of photography.
This is just the way Eric Weeks and Christine Welch, the mind behind the conference, want this to be. Welch has been a photography professor at PCA&D for 30 years. She was also the former chair at the college’s photography department. She told that she loves what is going on Lancaster with the arts, and we want people to see it. Photography is an incredibly powerful medium. It is going to blow the conference-goers’ minds. She joked that they are taking over the whole town.
At Demuth Museum, 120 E. King St., Eric Weeks and Christine Welch are exhibiting their very own work with John Woodin, University of the Arts’ associate professor of photography, and Tim Hensel who is displaying his wedding photography.
The show called “A Romantic View of Pennsylvania” deals with nineteenth century Romanticism as well as the idea of capturing myth and decay as a way to comment on contemporary cultural things.