january, 2021

27jan7:00 pm8:00 pmMakers (in Their Studios): Smith Galtney7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Mechanics' Hall

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Smith Galtney

Join us for a virtual visit to Smith Galtney’s studio.

Smith Galtney is a photographer and writer whose central themes are aging, family, gayness and addiction.

Galtney writes, “unlike so many artists I admire, it’s difficult for me to create work with any kind of deliberate method or design. I am constantly collecting images – snapshots, portraits, landscapes, all shot with many different cameras, both digitally and on film – and I’m in a constant state of distraction. But I’m always looking back at the pictures, and as they reveal themselves over time, certain stories emerge.”

Galtney’s work has shown at Speedwell Projects, Cove Street Arts, Engine Gallery, and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. He also serves as director for the Bakery Photo Collective, a darkroom and digital imaging facility now located at Woodford’s Corner. He is a recent graduate of the General Studies program at the International Center of Photography, as well as an alumnus of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. An entertainment journalist for over 20 years, he’s written for The New York Times, GQ, Rolling Stone, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Out and O: The Oprah Magazine, as well as NPR, VH1 and Fuse. He lives in Raymond with his husband, John.

Reservations are required for this event; register through Eventbrite to reserve your spot. This event is free for Mechanics’ Hall members and $8 for nonmembers.

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