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Folklife Center features photographers

MIDDLEBURY-Vermont photographers John Miller, Peter Miller, and Richard Brown will be part of a joint exhibit examining the culture of Vermont and the character of its residents.

On Friday, June 10, 5-7 p.m., the Vermont Folklife Center will host an opening reception for our summer exhibition, "Visions of Place: The Photography of John Miller, Peter Miller, and Richard Brown." "Visions of Place" will be on exhibit at the Vermont Folklife Center's Vision & Voice Documentary Workspace in Middlebury through Sept. 3.

Photographers Brown, Miller, and Miller have had an impact on the ways in which people-both inside and outside Vermont-perceive the state and its inhabitants.

Each has photographed Vermont for over forty years, returning repeatedly to particular farmsteads, families, and individuals over extended periods of time. In the process they have created a richly nuanced record of the now historic culture of this region and a reference point for the dramatic changes that have occurred here over the past fifty years. But there is also a forward-looking dimension to the work.

This exhibit brings the work of these photographers together for the first time and poses the questions, What do these photographs tells us about the culture of Vermont and the character of its people? How can we draw on the values embedded in these images as a resource for pondering the shape of our future?

Check It Out: The Vision & Voice Documentary Workspace is located in the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main St. in Middlebury. Gallery hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 802-388-4964.

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