September 5, 2018
“Street Faces,” an exhibit of black and white portraits by photographer Sal Patalano, will be on view at the Nashua Public Library this September.
Having retired from a career in corporate finance in 2016, Patalano now has the time to explore his surroundings with a camera in hand and the simple mission of capturing interesting faces. The result is a beautiful capsule of what everyday people look like in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
Patalano’s first camera was a gift from his mother when he was in fifth grade. She bought it at Grant’s department store in Somerville, Mass. It cost 99 cents. It was a very simple camera made out of plastic. When his brother went off to boot camp, he took it with him and sent back black and white images of his training. Now, Patalano enjoys the more immediate gratification of his digital photographs.
You can meet the artist at a reception in the Nashua Public Library Image Gallery on Monday, September 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.