Cecil Sharp
Appalachian Photographs
celebrating the 100th anniversary of his trip from England to Appalachia to study English Folk Music. From 1916-1918, English ballad collector Cecil Sharp traveled the Appalachian region to document variants of these songs and photographed some of the singers who shared their songs. These 30 rare photographs offer a stunning window into the life of Appalachian people in the period and will be on display for the first time. For much more information please visit: www.cecilsharpinappalachia.org
January 20 through February 11, 2017

Special Note about this work: Through This Lens was the first location in the US to show this work, and also provided printing and framing of the photographs and informational panels so that it could be enjoyed and travel safely to other venues. Please keep track of current or future venues for this show via www.cecilsharpinappalachia.org

Douglas Vuncannon
Sabungeros (Cockfighters)

The exhibit features black and white photographs of cockfighting in the Philippines.  Although cockfighting is legal in the Philippines, Vuncannon’s show focuses on illegal, open-air fights.  The show provides a personal, often touching portrait of the lives of sabungeros while raising questions about animal cruelty, violence, and the effect of this sport on impoverished communities.

Opening Reception Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6-9 PM
On display through March 11, 2017


Jerry Uelsmann:
Selections from Uelsmann Untitled
from September 16, 2016 through October 18, 2016

Michael P. Rosenberg:
Natural Abstractions
from August 19, 2016 through September 10, 2016

Mikel Robinson:
Mystery and Imagination
from July 15, 2016 through August 13, 2016

Moriah LeFebvre:
Hometown (Inherited)
from March 18, 2016 through April 16, 2016

Please note that many more exhibitions were held, and notations will be added as time allows



2nd Annual Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition
Opening reception Saturday, April 12, 2014
on display through May 10, 2014
To see the winning entries click this link

Bernard Herman
40 Years a Photographist: Experiments in Color and Form

Opening reception Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6 to 9PM
on display through April 5, 2014

Eleanor Mills
The Five Mona Lisas, + More

Opening reception Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6 to 9PM
on display through March 15, 2014


Other 2013 exhibitions to be added here

Dan Herrera
May 17 through July 13, 2013

Arnold Zann & Margo Taussig Pinkerton
The Yin and Yang of the Outer Banks
Often referred to as OBX, this area is a combination of beautiful, pristine seascape, much within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and of businesses opened to make money off the tourism this area brings in.  Some of these businesses succeed, but some lie broken. The Yin and Yang of the Outer Banks is Arnie and Margo’s view of the two facets of a popular destination such as these barrier islands.
January 18 – March 2, 2013


More History for 2012 to be added

Hernán Navarrete
Mr. Navarrete's work is currently displayed inside Through This Lens, Rue Cler, and in the windows of the newly reworked building across from the downtown Durham Post Office (between Through This Lens and Rue Cler restaurant).
April 15 through the end of May, 2012

Gunther Cartwright
Industrial Blues
March 16,2012 - April 29, 2012

Andy Fleishman
Starting With Photography
on display February 17 - March 14, 2012

Will Grossman
Durham in the 1970s
on display January 20 - February 11, 2012


Kevin Logghe
Object to Image:
A Multi-Media Installation and Photographic Exhibition

Curiosity and an introspective psychology are the forces behind this exhibition of conceptual work. The 3-D art, a first for Through This Lens, is closely tied to the photographs engendered from the installations and arrangements on display. Mr. Logghe draws on a complex history of photography dating to the 19th century for some of the printing techniques used, and into the 21st century for others. This rich grouping of contemporary work will delight and confound. There will be something for every viewer and student of photography.
Please join us for the artist's reception + our 7th anniversary party from 6-9PM, Friday, November 18th...
Works on display: November 18, 2011 - January 7, 2012

No Alternatives - winners from Hand + Eye:
an International Competition of Handcrafted Photography

October 21th - November 16, 2011
Winners and finalists from the First International Hand+Eye handcrafted photography competition, organized by fotosavant.com. We had entries from seven countries and all over the United States - a truly international competition.
Juried by Christina Z. Anderson and Sam Wang.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners to be announced during the opening reception.
Please join us and meet many artists between 6 and 9 PM, Friday, October 21, 2011.


Júlio de Matos
Fading Hutongs
September 18 - November 14, 2009

More History will be added as time permits.
Through This Lens opened in November 2004, with works by Luke Powell.



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