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Photographer Captures People in Exhibit

Posted on January 9th, 2009

Photo by Andrew Huth
‘Us’ by Andrew Huth

Photography by Andrew Huth, a photojournalist and free-lance photographer from Philadelphia, will go on display Saturday, Jan. 10, in the public art gallery at EMU.

An opening reception for the artist will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the gallery, located on third floor of EMU’s Hartzler Library.

Huth seeks to express “a vision of community, a sense of ‘Us'” in his exhibit coming to EMU.

“The theme of ‘Us’ evokes the connectedness we all share, whether we are looking into the eyes of one person through intimate conversation or noticing a group of people living daily lives at more of a distance,” Huth says of his work. “We live lives that suggest difference, but we remain joined through the bond of the ordinary.”

“I am really passionate about taking pictures, but more than that I am passionate about people and their stories,” Huth adds. “Sometimes stories are unearthed behind an intense gaze or in the weathered hands of a woman holding a cigarette while sorrowfully talking about her son’s all too early passing. I am sensitive to these discoveries as I learn to frame the world around me.

“I am a professional, but I am learning all the time. When I stop learning is when I will know that I should move on to something else. I’m in no danger of a career change for a long, long time.”

Huth’s work has been published in Philadelphia Magazine, Sojourners and Compassion magazines and a host of newspapers. Non-profit organizations he has done photography for include S.A.M. Air, Compassion International, Sojourners and Franconia Mennonite Conference. His photoblog (http://andrewhuth.com/photoblog/) features work from Korea, Peru and Italy.

The exhibit is open for viewing daily during regular library hours through Jan. 31; admission is free.

Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 12 Midnight
  • Friday 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 Noon – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 2 p.m. – 12 Midnight

Story by Jim Bishop
Category: Visual and communication arts

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