The Photographers’ Gallery
357 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
10 - 6 daily
Fine Art Photography by Southern Oregon’s Finest.
Located at the Ashland Art Center, the Photographers’ Gallery is the only one of its kind between Portland and San Francisco. The gallery features work by eleven photographers ranging from nationally recognized to emerging artists. A wide variety of styles are represented including: black & white, landscape, street, travel and abstract photography.
Our photographers are Lewis Anderson, Julie Bonney, Deb Harder, John Kirk, Leonard Lea, Rio Montero, Bobbi Murphy, John Petersen, Darcie Sternenberg, and David Lorenz Winston.
Looking Towards Half Dome
Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.
Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.
Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff, riotous with wild flowers.
John Muir walked here and helped create America’s second great National Park.
There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever.
Despite all that we have done to it, Yosemite is still a glorious, spectaular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it to death and yet, somehow don’t love it enough to save it and ourselves.