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November 5, 2023
All Day
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The show is on display from November 1 through the month of November, 2023. Drop in any time during library open hours to see it.

Garberville Branch Library

715 Cedar Street
Garberville, CA 95542
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Month of November, Garberville Library Art Lobby, 'Human Beings Being Human', Photographs by Doug Fir.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Black and white photographs by Doug Fir capture the lights and shadows of scenes caught by this photographer's keen eye. He says 'These images reveal a variety of every-day human activities. They range over 40 years and depict people in 13 different countries…. If there is an inspiration for this assembly of photographs, it is ‘The Family of Man’, an exhibit and book that appeared in the mid-50’s based on the evolution of our development from infant to old age. I have arranged the current display of 25 photos similarly.'

November in the Garberville Library Art Lobby

Human Beings Being Human

A Photographic Retrospective by Doug Fir

Detail of a photo showing a sleeping vendor of metallic art birds on sticks, by Doug Fir

Photo by Doug Fir, detail. 

Visit to see this image entire and 24 more striking photographs in this month's exhibit. 

The photos in this show are of people Fir knows and of strangers going about their daily business. Fir is conscious that photos like some of these can be considered exploitative, depending on many factors. He intends this show as a respectful and appreciative depiction of our common humanity.

Read more about the ethics of photography here.

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