ATHENS, Ohio -- "Face to Face: the Photography of Lloyd Moore," which recently opened in a premier exhibition at the Kennedy Museum of Art, features a startling and straightforward collection of large format color and black-and-white photographs.
On April 24 at 6 p.m. photographer Lloyd Moore and guest curator Grlic Rajko will present a special gallery talk and personal walk-through the exhibition. Grlic is an international filmmaker and Ohio University Professor of Film.
Lloyd Moore spent his lifetime as a lawyer in the small Appalachian river town of Ironton, Ohio. Also an avid photographer, Moore documented his clients, friends, family and co-workers. These photographs form a unique and valuable document of the lives of people in southeast Ohio during the second half of the 20th century. His work is significant for its quality, as well as for the stories about the people that he knows in Ironton.
Moore's approach to photography is direct. He doesn't alter his images to fit established cliches. He doesn't attempt to defend his subjects or present them as victims of difficult circumstance. The stories he reveals with his lens are simple, direct and real.
"Few photographers are ever given such a gift by the people they photograph," said Grlic. Even fewer know how to return this gift with the affection that Lloyd has put into his photographs."
The exhibition, organized by the Kennedy Museum of Art, will be on view through May 18.
The Kennedy Museum of Art is located in historic Lin Hall at The Ridges on the Ohio University campus. The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission and parking are free. Pre-arranged guided tours are available to community and school groups with advance notice. For information or to book tours call (740) 593-1304.