Wednesday, November 18, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: "Winter's Depths: Two Perspectives" at Photostop in White River Junction

Winter's Depths: Two Perspectives with photographs by Sara Wight and James M. Patterson will be on display at the PHOTOSTOP Gallery from Dec. 4th through Dec.29. A reception for the photographers will be held on Dec. 4th from 5-9 pm with a gallery talk by the artists at 7:30 pm.

NYC fine art photographer Sara Wight and local documentary photographer James M. Patterson will be showing photographs taken in New England that focus on winter from two different, but complementary, points of view. Wight's work depicts the relationship between human life and nature, with its delicate balances, fragility, and interconnections. Patterson's work focuses on the relationship those who have chosen to live in the North Country have with winter, both by choice, and out of necessity. In Patterson's work, life goes on in winter, not despite the weather, but because of it.

Wight is an award-winning photographer whose images have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US. She has worked as an art director with some of the top photographers in the world and her photography is held in many private collections. Patterson has been a Valley News photographer since 2004. The National Press Photographers Association and New England journalism organizations regularly honor him for his work, including recent recognition as the Photographer of the Year Award by the New Hampshire Press Association.

PHOTOSTOP Gallery is located in Suite 150 of the Tip Top Media Arts Building, 85 North Main Street, White River Jct., VT 05001. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 2-8 pm. On First Fridays and opening nights, the gallery will be open until 9 pm. Other hours are available by appointment. Call the Gallery for special holiday hours, 802.698.0320. PHOTOSTOP's website is

Images: Top: James M. Patterson, Dewey's Pond, Quechee, VT ©Valley News; Sarah Wight, Man With Truck ©Sara Wight