Pre-digital take on Tanzania

Jan 04, 2018
Photo by: Beth Connor Beth Connor’s photographs from her mid-1980s Peace Corps stay in Tanzania are on view at Gibbs Library in Washington.

Washington — The Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, features the work of Beth Connor through March 6. There will be an open house at the library Friday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Connor spent four years with the Peace Corps in a remote village in Tanzania from 1985 to 1989. In an era that pre-dated digital photography, she photographed her experiences the old-fashioned way. A selection of her remarkable and story-telling photographs are featured at the Gibbs Library.

Connor received a BFA in Photography from the University of New Hampshire in 1983.  Although not a professional photographer, photography has remained one of her passions and she continues to pursue her craft.

The Gibbs Library is open Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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