Thursday March 5: Kathryn Szoka Talks on Photo Exhibit in Bridgehampton

The Bridgehampton Historical Society will feature photographer Kathryn Szoka in a free talk tonight (Thursday, March 5th) at 7pm in the Corwith Homestead, 2368 Montauk Highway.

Ms Szoka is currently at work on a photographic essay that depicts life in Bridgehampton today. The work is focused on the Bridgehampton Turnpike neighborhood. Ms Szoka will talk about her experiences and share images from her upcoming exhibition, titled “On and Around the Turnpike: Bridgehampton Today”.

BHHS Program Director Stacy Dermont reflected that “2009 marks the 35th anniversary of the release of The Other Hampton, the popular book by Calvin and Judy Tomkins. Bridgehampton and its turnpike have a rich and varied history – 2009 is the perfect time to explore and celebrate that history with events throughout the year including presentations, exhibitions, and walking tours.”

Ms Szoka lives and works in Sag Harbor where she is the co-owner of Canio’s Books. She is perhaps best known for her photographic series titled Vanishing Landscapes ©, which has chronicled working farms on the East Ends since 1983. Ms Szoka also teaches the art of photography to private students.