Award-winning photographer exhibits at library

“Wonderful images are nearly everywhere,” but with the right perspective and skill, good photography produces a visually appealing image with artistic merit. These words, from award-winning photographer Ken Harvey of Merrimack, will run through your head as you view his photo exhibition at the Nashua Public Library gallery in February. Harvey credits National Geographic magazine for providing him with insights into fine photography — one may wonder if it also inspires travel destinations?

Harvey received his initial formal training in art while studying architecture. Courses included color theory, composition, and other training that was directly transferable to photography. This set the stage for his appreciation of all forms of visual art.

His interest in photography grew more serious when he was in the US Army and stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1966 to 1968. While there, he purchased two camera bodies and three lenses to be able to shoot color as well as black and white film.  He was able to use the military photo lab, where he developed his own film, printed enlargements, and mounted the photos.

Artist’s reception

You can meet Ken Harvey at a reception in the Image Gallery on Thursday, February 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.