The Night Becomes Us exhibit contains selected images from about 15-20 group members to convey the transformational experience of the world at night where the mundane suddenly becomes ethereal and otherworldly, the busy becomes serene and bland structures transform into bursts of color. The majesty of the Aurora Borealis and the Milky Way will be on display, as will be many examples of capturing time, where clouds form broad bands, cars become bright streaks, waves smooth over and stars form trails in the sky. The artists see beauty in crumbling ruins, the night sky and urban landscapes that are filled with a rainbow of artificial light. As the photographers record their experience, they, too, become a part of the world at night.
The Greater Boston Night Photographers meetup group is a non-profit photo club specifically for night photography. The goal of the meetup is to facilitate group events and nurture the process of creating fine art night photography. It was formed in September of 2013 by Jürgen Lobert and has grown to a membership of over 350, with photo shoots on average once per week. Venues include the city, natural landscapes and industrial or abandoned places, as far north as Maine and as far south as New York City. In addition to photo shoots, the group offers workshops, lectures and access to professional speakers and conferences. The leadership team includes Jürgen Lobert, Elizabeth Ryan, Derrick Morin, Rupesh Rajagopalan and Romit Maity.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website