Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Railroad Photography at Photostop Gallery in White River Junction

PHOTOSTOP Gallery’s first juried show, All Aboard! Riding the Rails, will be on display from September 3rd through 25th with an opening reception on Sept. 3 (a White River Junction First Friday) from 5-8 pm. Juror Tony Decaneas, former owner of the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, has selected thirty-eight images from photographers all over New England for the exhibition which focuses on various aspects of the train experience.

In addition to the selected regional photographs, Shawn Michelle Smith, a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be exhibiting a portfolio of her conceptual work during the exhibition. Using found photographs, her work documents the historical evolution of the train and photography as catalysts for mobility in the modern age.

The Gallery is located in White River Junction, VT, just steps from the Amtrak rail system. The town was the first and largest railroad center in Vermont and New England north of Boston.

On September 11, during the exhibit, White River Junction will hold its 18th Annual Glory Days of the Railroad Festival, an event chosen as one of the Top Ten events by the VT Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Image: Stuart Lovell, In the Narrows