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Exhibit Opening and Reception | One-Shot Stanger

When

Sunday July 29, 2018: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Where

Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Open Area

Description

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 favorites...so far.

This opening reception will feature remarks on Stanger's work, as well as light refreshments.

Exhibit dates: July 15-August 16, 3rd Floor Exhibit Space

black and white photo of dirt bike rider