From October 1 to 31 the Robert L. Crowell Gallery on West Street in Newfane Village will host "Intimate Landscapes & Urban Portraits," an exhibition of photographs by Al Malpa of Newfane and Chester, CT.
Malpa is a staff photographer at the daily newspaper, The Chronicle, in Willimantic, CT. In the category of daily newspapers with a circulation of 21,000 or less, he recently won the 2009 New England Press Association First Place Award for spot news. He also won the 2009 Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists First Place Award for a news photograph.
He has a gallery located in Chester, CT.
"Intimate Landscapes & Urban Portraits" will feature photographs made in Acadia National Park, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and at the shores of Cape Cod along with candid portraits of people throughout the cities of the Northeast.
Talking about his work, Malpa recently said, "I do not think of myself as a photographic artist, but instead prefer the description of being a student of photography. My photographs are merely the way that I see a very small portion of life on planet earth; they were made to reveal the beauty and character of familiar subjects and events. Take a moment to look at some easily passed-by common subjects - like those in your own neighborhood; enjoy the chance to see the beauty and character of the people, places and events common to every American community; then photograph them, and you will see so much more."
For more information visit www.almalpa.com.