50 years of photography on display

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:32PM

“From Tri-X to Pixel Puddles, 50 Years of Paul Willis Photographs” opens at the Hancock Town Library on Saturday, March 31, and runs through Wednesday, May 9. The public is invited to meet and talk with the photographer at a reception in the Daniels Room on Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The title of Willis’ show refers to his path through photography—from black and white news photographs of the 1970s to megapixel digital photography today. Willis, who retired from a career in newspapers and newspaper printing technology, now identifies as a nature photojournalist: “The goal of a photojournalist is to inform, entertain, and educate visually.”

Willis photographs nature with a journalistic curiosity and uses Facebook and a photo website (www.paulwillisphotographs.com) as platforms to achieve this goal. Willis’ primary current muse is a beaver pond off the back of his wooded property in New Ipswich.

The show can be viewed in the Daniels Room during regular library hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00-6:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Friday and Sunday.

Because the Daniels Room is sometimes reserved for community activities, it is wise to check with the library (525-4411) to make sure the room will be available at the time of your visit.