John Wimberley: Gestures to the Spirit—Celebrating Fifty Years of Photography

In the Main and Stepup Galleries, January 6 –  February 6, 2016

Viewpoint is delighted to present an extraordinary retrospective exhibit celebrating fifty years of photography by John Wimberley.

Wimberley says that selecting the images to include in this exhibit wasn't an easy task. "Rather than choose one image from each year, or those fifty which have been most well-received, I opted for an eclectic collection of what I consider to be my best work. My criterion of selection was based primarily on each photograph’s quality of relationship between physical description and spiritual resonance."

"In terms of a human life, fifty years is a considerable period of time," he says. "In terms of a spiritual journey, it's both long and extremely short. As I look back over the decades since I first purchased a camera on April 6, 1966, that duality becomes very striking. Photography has lost absolutely none of its excitement and gratification: whenever I photograph is still like the very first time. I have decades of experience yet am forever a beginner. As I move past the half-century mark, I feel that I’ve only just begun to make photographs."

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Viewpoint turns 25 this year!

As the only non-profit arts organization in the Sacramento region dedicated to advancing the art of photography through its services, education and gallery exhibits, we hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone. We have two parties planned in April and October (details to follow in the coming months), as well as a special members exhibit in July entitled: Silver Linings.

So please join us as we celebrate the art of photography!

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