PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., will open “Gary Briechle Photographs,” an exhibition featuring work by Rockport-based photographer Gary Briechle, Wednesday, July 27. An opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 3.

This exhibition will feature all new photographic work. Briechle makes black-and-white photographs, often using a large format camera and wet plate collodion process. Turning to the family, friends and moments closest to him for subject matter, Briechle does not shy away from dark or disconcerting imagery. Without judgment, he photographs the old and the young, the run-down and the beautiful, capturing an unfiltered and poignant reality.

“Photography has the power to show the broken pieces, made whole again, for a moment,” Briechle has said of the medium.

Briechle was born in Morristown, N.J., in 1955; he moved to coastal Maine in 2001. His work has been published in several issues of the New York Times Magazine and he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015. With a few exceptions, he draws and photographs daily.

PhoPa Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

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