“A Passion for People: Forty Years of Nantucket Portrait Photography” by Beverly Hall is now on display in the Nantucket Historical Association’s Whitney Gallery at the Research Library, 7 Fair Street.
Beverly was born in New York City, and has called the island home since she first started photographing Nantucket and its residents in 1965. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia University, a master of arts from Johns Hopkins, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA.
The exhibition showcases Beverly’s portraiture through four decades of Nantucket history with several hundred images, either on the walls or on several video screens of “Notables,” such as Madaket Millie and Mr. Rogers; “Artists”, highlighting the gallery scene on South Wharf in the 1970s and beyond; and “Pets and People.”
Beverly will speak at the Food for Thought Brown Bag lecture at the Whaling Museum on April 29. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2010. The Whitney Gallery is open Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Tuesday, 11 am – 4 pm; and Saturday, 2 – 4 pm.