ArtsWestchester’s new exhibition Modern Families, on view from March 5 through May 25, explores diverse representations of what “family” means. The show is anchored by the work of noted photographer James Van Der Zee. Westchester resident Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee selected and loaned her husband’s pictures, which provide a framework and context for the exhibition. A leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Van Der Zee documented the lives of the rising African American middle class from all backgrounds and occupations through masterful studio portraits and innovative darkroom techniques.
On March 4, visual storyteller David H. Wells will show his work at the Color Camera Club of Westchester in a travel-themed slideshow presentation called “Making Your Travel Photos Work.” This lecture will focus on key components of travel photography, including tips for proper exposure settings, equipment guidelines and advice for interacting with photo subjects.