A photography exhibit by photojournalist Neil B. McGahee opens at the Falany Performing Arts Center in Waleska on March 21 .
“In Ordinary Time” is a photo exhibit that consists of 27 black and white framed prints where visitors can view stunning photographs of the faces and images of people going about their daily lives.
“I spent almost three decades shooting photos for newspapers of events that I mostly didn’t care about, but my travels exposed me to them, and I stopped and talked and pointed my camera and tried to capture a poem in the making,” McGahee said.
He also said the photographs are “glimpses of people, some on their pointless journey to wherever. They are the unknowable faces on street corners and in pool halls, in dime stores and bars, soup kitchens and gas stations and strip malls and empty cars.”
The public is also invited to an opening reception for the exhibit on Monday, March 21 in the Ken White Atrium of the FPAC from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Guests can enjoy light refreshments, view the exhibit and meet the artist.
The “In Ordinary Time” exhibit runs from March 21 through April 8. Guests can view McGahee’s work Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during all Falany Performing Arts Center events.
The exhibit is free admission.
McGahee spent more than 40 years traveling the world as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines. His work has won several nominations and awards including two Pulitzer Prize nominations, 1978 Pulitzer Prize runner-up, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Nikon World Understanding Award, and the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Prize.