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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
862-438-8191

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

Pure Photography

This will be an exploration and grand retrospective look into photography in its natural, purest form – from the days of film to the more recent digital. Photographer, Barry Gray curates works from five renowned photographers, whose collective portfolio spans four decades.


Exhibiting photographers include: Barry Gray, David Booker, Howard Best, Lydia Wilson and Lola Flash.

Barry Gray is a professional photographer and owner of Location Photography in New Jersey. He has been an educator and working in photography for many years. Mr. Gray studied photography in New Jersey and New York.

Lydia Wilson majored in Elementary Education, minored in Fine Arts and has an in-depth study of photography from film to the digital process. Some of the subjects she captures are: scenic landscapes, florals, animals, and portraits from her travels and beyond.

David Booker has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years. He was the first African American photographer for The Star Ledger newspaper. His work captured images using the techniques as diverse as his principle subjects: Women. Mr. Booker’s career has evolved from the technically- astute work of pure black and white prints, to computer-generated color images. These images are framed and matted with precision, to compliment the sensuality of a spiritually black woman.

Howard Best worked and lived in Newark since the age of 6. He attended the New York School of Visual Arts. Howard is a retireda Media Technician with Newark Public schools. Mr. Best has also worked at Essex County College, Seton Hall Universities and the Urban League of Essex County.

Lola Flash was born in the United States and is of African and Native American heritage. She spent ten years in London, where she regularly exhibited her work and also attained her MA. Ms. Flash is now based in New York where she continues to teach and create.


Opening Times

Saturday, October 22nd -  November 27th

Opening reception:  Saturday, October 22nd 2-5pm
Refreshments will be served.

Gallery hours during exhibit are Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm or by appointment.