Ocean County's Photographic History
Nineteenth century photography in New Jersey is the topic of a presentation April 8th at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Barnegat Library in conjunction with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), the program will focus on Ocean County photographers active before 1900.
In a slide lecture, Gary Saretzky, an archivist and photographer, will profile these pioneers and discuss their achievements and contributions in the context of NJ photography in the 19th Century.
Saretzky has worked as an archivist for nearly 40 years. He currently serves as the Monmouth County Archivist and has since 1994. He's been an instructor of the History of Photography at Mercer County College and has also coordinated the Public History Internship Program at Rutgers University.
Under the auspices of the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the NJCH he lectures around the state on topics related to the history of photography. Saretzky has published more than 100 articles and reviews on the history of photography and photographic conservation.
The program is free and open to the public. It begins at 2:15pm, on April 8th at the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library located at W. Bay and Burr Street in Barnegat. For further information call 609-384-6121.
THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED THROUGH THE HORIZONS SPEAKERS BUREAU OF THE NEW JERSEY COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES, A STATE PARTNER OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.