Nancy Borowick Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk
Join us Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm for the exhibition opening of Nancy Borowick’s Family Imprint and an evening of storytelling with the photographer. Nancy will give an informal artist talk starting at 7:30pm, so grab a seat in our gallery to hear about Nancy’s time documenting the difficult few years when both of her parents were in treatment for cancer (and ultimately died within 364 days of one another).
This event is free and open to all. RSVPs are kindly requested.
More about Family Imprint
“In a sense, the book reads and feels like a scrapbook: along with my series of photographs, it is filled with decades of saved loved letters, keepsakes and other clues about our lives, painting a much fuller and honest picture of who we are, where we came from and how we prepared for the time that was to come. The book allowed me to hold onto these memories, and lessons they taught us, and I feel a great sense of purpose and responsibility to share these with others. My parents found meaning in the end of their lives, opening up and sharing their truths, and I have truly found mine by trying to offer to others a sense of comfort, compassion and understanding through my experience. The book was the manifestation of what began as a simple and personal photography essay, giving me a language and a context within which I could process my reality as it was tumbling downward. Now, it morphs once again, growing into a form more accessible, tangible and experiential—an exhibition.”
All photographs on this page are credited to Nancy Borowick, 2020.
“Because my story is everyone’s story and everyone’s story is mine” – Nancy Borowick
Attendees are invited to share their own stories by bringing a family photo to place in our community scrapbook or write a story in our community journal. We suggest bringing a copy of your photos for the scrapbook since DCP will not be able to return it back to you. The largest photo we can include in the scrapbook is a 5X7. This scrapbook and journal will be on display and available during the duration of the exhibition.
- Doors open at DCP at 6:30pm.
- This event is free and open to all. RSVPs are kindly requested.
- Opening reception begins at 6:30pm. Artist talk starts at 7:30pm. The event will conclude at 9pm.
- Unlike our usual seated lectures, this is an informal and interactive evening of storytelling and conversation. Seating may be limited.
- We will have a community scrapbook and journal if you would like to add a family photo or share your story.
- There is plenty of parking in front of DCP, on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light and Power.
- Nancy’s book Family Imprint will be available for purchase at this event.
- Nancy is teaching a 2 1/2 day workshop on exploring vulnerability and documenting the personal with photography. Visit the workshop page for more information and registration.