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Work of Westport photographers chosen for exhibit

Published 4:53 pm, Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • "Grandma Plays Mahjong" by Westporter Bernard Perry is a winning photograph on display in "Images 2014," a photo exhibit at the Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    "Grandma Plays Mahjong" by Westporter Bernard Perry is a winning photograph on display in "Images 2014," a photo exhibit at the Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The work of six Westport residents, chosen from over 900 entries, has been selected for the "Images 2014," photography exhibit at the Fairfield Museum and History Center opening on Sunday, May 11. Westport winners are: Alexandria Donovan, Danielle Goldstein, Annalisa Harding, Jana Ireijo, David Kalman, and Bernard Perry. Entries from all over the Northeast will also be on view at the show, which also includes a solo exhibit of David LaChapelle, a Fairfield native whose photos have appeared in Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Rolling Stone magazines.

The exhibit will kick off with a Gala Preview Party on Saturday, May 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. when the grand prize winner of the exhibition will be announced. The grand prize winner will be awarded a 10-day exhibition at the Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Ave., Southport, and the student grand prize winner will be given a professional portfolio review with photographer and exhibit judge, Philip Trager.

The museum will display 50 photographs and an additional 18 photographs have been selected by the judges for a special exhibition at the Fairfield branches of First Niagara Bank on 1761 Post Road and 2500 Black Rock Turnpike.

LaChapelle, the featured solo artist began his career at age 17 working for Andy Warhol at Interview Magazine. He went on to work in many disciplines including fashion, commercial, advertising, film and fine art photography and his photos have been featured in galleries and museums from New York to Paris to Tel Aviv.

"We are extremely pleased to have the brilliant work of David LaChapelle on view at the Museum during our special 375th anniversary year," said Fairfield Museum Executive Director Michael Jehle.

Tickets for the May 10 gala are available online at Fairfieldhistory.org. A Museum After Dark Artists' Reception is also planned at the museum on Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, is open daily from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students and seniors. Members of the museum and children are free. Admission on Mondays and Tuesdays is free. For more information, call 203-259-1598.