Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974

Exhibition Website

Oct 8 2016 - Jan 1 2017

The exhibition is part of the 2016 FotoFocus Biennial, a celebration of photography and lens-based art
held in more than 50 museums and galleries throughout Cincinnati and the surrounding region.

Kentucky Renaissance focuses on the importance of community, revealing friendships and mentorships among Lexington photographers, artists and writers. The exhibition also underscores the artistic achievement of these often overlooked photographers and highlights the importance of regional photography clubs to the history of photography.

From the 1950s onward, Lexington Camera Club members explored the craft and expressive potential of
photography with remarkable results. They captured Kentucky’s dramatic natural landscape and
experimented with different techniques, such as making multiple exposures and shooting deliberately outof-focus

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Ralph Eugene Meatyard
  • Van Deren Coke
  • Robert C. May
  • James Baker Hall
  • Cranston Ritchie
  • and others

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