Photography exhibit to illustrate town’s history

Prepare for a local journey through time. The Greenwich Historical Society is set to open a summer photography exhibition, The Perspective of Time, illustrating Greenwich’s history through varied images that represent a visual commentary on the ever-changing face of the community.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Greenwich Historical Society and the Stamford Photography Club. The show of juried images is the result of an invitation by the Historical Society to members of the Photography Club to submit photographs that portray aspects of Greenwich history through the eye of the lens.

The images will be on display at the Historical Society’s Storehouse Gallery from July 17 through Sept. 1, Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

The images show a variety of Greenwich’s structures, landscape and institutions — and how aspects of the town as they are today may not survive the next generation.

Executive Director Debra Mecky, commenting on the concept, said, “Since its invention, photography has been an invaluable medium for chronicling historical events. But photography can also raise the understanding of history to another level by evoking a sense of time and place on a more visceral level.”

The Stamford Photography Club (which was originally the Stamford Camera Club founded in 1945) provides a meeting ground for photographers of all levels. The organization regularly holds classes and conducts competitions in a variety of categories and offers support, advice and avenues for display to photographers.

Admission to the exhibition is free to members and children under six. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Admission is free to all on the first Wednesday of every month.

For more information, call 203-869-6899, ext. 10 or visit

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