Cambridge Author to Show Portrait Photography
Author and photographer Jon Katz is having his first portrait show, showcased at The Roundhouse Bakery Café, 1 Washington Street, Cambridge, N.Y. Katz, a resident of Cambridge, has written 29 books. His next, ‘Talking To Animals’ will be published in May of 2017. He says, “A portrait is a challenge to the photographer to capture a bit of someone’s soul. That is hard to do. I went looking for the people who make up Cambridge and its special sense of community. People I liked, people who worked hard and make life possible here. The politicians and economists have largely abandoned rural communities in favor of the new global economy; these remarkable faces need to be seen. The people left behind are making their own community. I felt increasingly connected to Cambridge, a very vibrant place in its way, and I learned a lot about taking portraits of people … dairy farmers, farm workers, a popular beautician, a weekend pizza maker, an angel at a farm stand, a massage therapist, an engineer and carpenter, a goat lover and animal rescuer, a hardware store woman, a grandmother and her granddaughter, a brilliant photographer and UFO investigator, a brush hogger, a beloved local pharmacist, and others who make up the rich tapestry of this town. It is an intimate thing, taking someone’s portrait. I came to love all of them. I thank those who eagerly participated.”
The opening reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 18. The show will be on view through October. For information, call 518-677-2233 or visit bedlamfarm.com.