Providence Center for Photographic Arts presents Photography by Astrid Reischwitz & David Zapatka. Astrid Reischwitz stitches the past, present and future together in her series of photographs titled Stories From the Kitchen Table. Each image combines a narrative motif from the family farm in rural Germany capturing a fading way of life with her retelling of the tales she heard at the kitchen table, the heart of family and village life, in composite photographs. Using the material culture of family life, family photographs, and her visual storytelling skills, Reischwitz builds a visual world of memory, place and home. David Zapatka presents selections from his project Stars & Lights, a still photography project capturing lighthouses in all six New England states as well as those in New York and New Jersey. Because the lighthouses look especially beautiful under the stars David purchased an inflatable boat allowing him better access when he was able to navigate shallow water and rocks. David has photographed all of the Rhode Island lighthouses on the darkest of nights during the monthly new moon phase. These nightscapes, many shot from the water using David’s custom-made 20 foot tripod, present a view not widely seen before. David shoots year round, working in solitude with only the sound of the shutter interrupting the quiet and the dark. The images are captured in-camera with minimal digital post-production, using small LED lights, flashlights, and the light from the stars to create the best image.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Exhibit open: Thursday to Saturday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm