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Look3, Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph Set for June 7,8,9

Charlottesville, VA, May 23, 2007 - Look3, Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph announces it will host month-long exhibitions by renowned photographers Nathan Baker, Bill Emory, Lynn Johnson, Steve McCurry, and Rebecca Norris Webb, in association with the Festival's three days of peace, love and photography, June 7-9, in Charlottesville, Va. These shows join already scheduled exhibitions by Festival special guests, William Albert Allard, Sally Mann, and Eugene Richards.

"We've had an incredible response from photographers who are willing to exhibit and come here. I'm blown away by it," said National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols, co-director of Look3. Nichols' own photography will hang in the outdoor exhibit "Trees," featuring banner-sized photographs suspended from the limbs of trees lining the city's downtown pedestrian mall.

The five newly added exhibitions are as follows:

Downtown Transit Center
June 1 – June 30

"Looking East" is a series of eight compelling portraits taken from Steve McCurry's new book, Looking East, which documents his years of travel in Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Tibet and Myanmar.

HATE KILLS, Lynn Johnson
Free Speech Park
June 1 – June 30

The black and white photographs in "Hate Kills" examine not only the horror of hate crimes but also the disturbing after-effects of these travesties on communities, loved ones and victims —consequences that continue long after the headlines have receded. But amid the hate, Johnson also manages to reveal hope.

THE GLASS BETWEEN US, Rebecca Norris Webb
Charlottesville Community Design Center
June 1 – June 30

Rebecca Norris Webb spent seven years photographing animals in cities around the world. When shooting through transparent partitions at zoos and aquariums, she would occasionally capture both the animals on display as well as the reflections of onlookers outside the cages. The unexpected juxtapositions in these images express the complex relationships between people and animals in urban environments.

C & O Gallery
June 1 – June 30

Bill Emory's pictures are direct representations of the concrete world. Yet simplicity can also reveal complexity, and over the last 25 years Emory has made an astonishing number of funny, odd and beautiful photographs. The 67 images in "Concrete World" reflect Emory's unique eye.

June 1 – June 30

"Occupation" is a series of digital composites that show, according to Nathan Baker, "the frenzied tedium of a wide variety of occupations and the intensity of effort that people put into them."

For more information about the Festival, to purchase festival passes or to register for specific workshops and events, visit the Festival web site at

Andrew Owen