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One-Shot Stanger


Sunday July 15, 2018: 9:00am to Sunday August 12, 2018: 9:00pm


Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit


Eck Stanger, chief photographer for the Ann Arbor News for 40 years, landed the job because he was the only News employee able to read the German instructions for his secondhand Speed Graphic camera. Or so the legend goes. Over the course of his four decades as photographer - and the News’ sole photographer during its first 12 years - “one-shot Stanger,” as he came to be known, captured famous statesmen, princes, and presidents, as well as eminent artists, musicians, scientists, and athletes. But he spent most of his time capturing everyday Ann Arborites with skill and a keen eye. Although we’ve only digitized a fraction of his thousands of photographic negatives in our Archive, this exhibit reveals some of our far.

The public is invited to an exhibit opening reception on Sunday, July 29 in the Downtown Library 3rd Floor Area from 1 – 2:30 pm. This opening reception will feature remarks on Stanger's work, as well as light refreshments.