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Oklahoma Centenarians and Rural Landscapes Featured in Spring Exhibitions at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum - PPA Today

Oklahoma Centenarians and Rural Landscapes Featured in Spring Exhibitions at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

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38_thomas_jefferson_brown The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce two new Oklahoma-inspired photography exhibitions opening this spring. In the Main Gallery, CENTENARIANS  Salt of the Red Earth: Ageless Portraits of Oklahoma’s Elders, portraiture by M.J. Alexander, will exhibit April 7 thru July 9. Also exhibiting is Oklahoma Dreams: Photography by Wilson Roberts, exhibiting March 30 thru June 25 in Gallery B. An opening reception for both shows will take place Saturday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. At the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum inside the Omniplex.

“We are thrilled to exhibit the work of two talented Oklahoma photographers,” said Katie Sutton, IPHF Director. “Although the IPHF is an international organization, we’re proud of our Oklahoma home. The work of M.J. and Wilson show two of the best parts of our state: the people and the landscape.”

CENTENARIANS Salt of the Red Earth: Ageless Portraits of Oklahoma’s Elders serves as a visual testimony to the grit and integrity of Oklahoma’s eldest citizens. Over 50 portraits of people who have reached their 100th birthday will be on display, along with quotes from each Centenarian, giving the viewer a taste of century-old wisdom and sass.

In Gallery B, Oklahoma Dreams: Photography by Wilson Roberts explores the lonely places of rural Oklahoma. Abandoned farmhouses, worn barns and tattered fence lines are the subject of the first exhibition of Wilson Roberts’ work. His sepia-toned prints are reminiscent of days gone by. The opening reception for Salt of the Red Earth and Oklahoma Dreams in free and open to the public.

Also exhibiting in the Hall Gallery, Eyes of the Storm: A Community Survives after Katrina is on display through May 31. Eyes of the Storm features the black and white photography of middle-school students from Bayou La Batre, Alabama after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their town in 2005.

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is a private, non-profit 501c(3) corporation whose mission is to promote the awareness and education of the history of  photography. Since 1983, the IPHF has made its home at the Omniplex, exhibiting its permanent collection of photographic prints and equipment, and features a variety of photographic subjects.

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