Berkshire Photographer Nicholas DeCandia will share the stories behind Facing Berkshire’s Heritage, the photographic montage installed in the Berkshire Athenaeum Main Reading Room. The black and white images, printed on cloth, are of Berkshire County residents past and present, famous and unknown; and they attempt to promote a better understanding of the county’s diverse cultural heritage and graphically reveal just who we are and where we’ve come from. A companion audio/video tour by DeCandia, currently available for online viewing, will be presented; and DeCandia will offer further comment after the screening.
DeCandia moved to the Berkshires from New York City in 1977; and his portfolio is particularly strong in Berkshire images. Facing Berkshire’s Heritage is a permanent installation providing DeCandia with long term exposure on a locally grand scale and and a focus for humanistic inquiry into the County’s identity as seen through the faces of its residents.
Program free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.