Jaffrey center plans photo exhibit

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Jaffrey Civic Center will present a solo photography exhibition by Guy D. Biechele, of Athol, Mass. The show will run through Sept. 29. There will be an opening reception with slideshow and talk on digital infrared photography from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

“When driving through northern New England last fall I was struck by the number of deserted farmsteads that I passed. I started to stop and explore the exteriors of these buildings and the grounds and was captured by the stillness of these once vibrant places and could almost hear the echoes of the activities and lives that had once filled them. I began photographing, and quickly turned to infrared photography. Infrared photography is often described as serene, otherworldly, and haunting. I found that it best conveyed the way I felt when at these abandoned places captured by their quiet transience, melancholy, and poignancy. During the past year I have been photographing this fading heritage of ours as I have traveled around New England and it has been a moving experience. This exhibition is my attempt to share and document this experience of changing times and places in the continuum of our life,” Biechele, said.

Biechele’s images have been exhibited in galleries in New England, and as a member of Digital Photography Internationale, his work has been shown in galleries across the United States. His photography has been featured on book, magazine and catalog covers and corporate advertising campaigns. In addition, his images have won numerous awards on the Internet, and are featured in several online galleries.

As a teacher, he is on the faculty of the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough; and in Massachusetts at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and the Petersham Craft Center, where he teaches workshops on digital photography and Photoshop. Visit for more information on the artist.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, next to library. Hours are Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 1-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information about this and other exhibits, call 603-532-6527, or visit Admission is free.

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