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August 2013

UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, Offers Works by Joe Longobardi

UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, will present Urban Photography from the Streets of a Bohemian Mountain Town, an exhibit of both color and black-and-white photographs by local artist Joe Longobardi, on view in the Blower Gallery, located in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, from Aug. 16 through Sept. 27, 2013. A reception will be held on Aug. 27, beginning at 11:30am.

Longobardi takes a photojournalistic approach to street photography. His portrait of Asheville features a diverse and eclectic mix of street performers, political activism, and traditional and conventional temperaments.

“My primary objective is to offer my skills and experience in photojournalism, event, and studio portraiture to create a strong and accessible image. As a photographer, it is my goal to capture the essence of the subject,” says Longobardi.

Longobardi studied fine art and photography at the Art Institute of Boston in Massachusetts. Traveling across the country and living in Europe has offered him insight in understanding the diversity of other cultures and how to continuously see the new in even that which he is well acquainted. Longobardi photos have been printed in various books and periodicals in Western North Carolina including The Laurel of Asheville, Asheville Citizen-Times and Mountain Xpress. His work has been on display in various venues including The Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Pack Place in downtown Asheville, Pack Library in Asheville, and The Heritage Art Gallery at the Grove Arcade in Asheville.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call 828/251-6336 or visit (bullpup.lib.unca.edu/library).


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