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February 20, 2014

'Past to Present' with Greek photographer

The Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks School in North Andover is showcasing the work of photographer Tony Decaneas this winter in “A Retrospective: Looking from Past to Present.”

Decaneas started Panopticon Gallery in 1970. The company, now called Decaneas Archive, began as a black-and-white custom lab and reflected Decaneas’ own photographic interests: humanistic documentary photography as well as lyrical and narrative landscapes.

Decaneas is the author of “Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography” and he has published collections of photographs by Ernest C. Withers. He has also published the book “Pavlia, Portrait of a Greek Village,” a collection of photographs of his father’s village.

The exhibit features both recent projects and photographs from Decaneas’ publications.

“His exhibition shows the evolution of a photographer,” Mark Shovan, Brooks English teacher and Decaneas’ longtime friend, said in a release, “How did he start out, and now that he’s 60-something, what does he see now?”

Decaneas served as the school’s artist-in-residence for one week earlier this month, working with students in the visual arts classes.

His exhibit runs through March 10 at The Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks, 1160 Great Pond Road. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon (closed during school vacations). Admission is free.

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