A Passion for People

40 Years of Nantucket Portrait Photography by Beverly Hall

A Passion for People showcases photographer Beverly Hall’s outstanding eye for portraiture through four decades of Nantucket history. The retrospective opens a window into the remarkable changes that have occurred on Nantucket in the last four decades, and the evolution and resilience of the individuals and families who have lived through those times. To present the full scope of Hall’s work, the exhibition features several hundred images on multiple presentation screens in addition to traditionally framed images. Organized by categories, the screens allow visitors to enjoy individual topics, such as “Characters,” presenting her remarkable images of Madaket Millie and Mr. Rogers, or “Artists,” highlighting the gallery scene on South Wharf in the 1970s and beyond. Hall’s work captures an important chapter in Nantucket’s postwar history, a time which it is increasingly important to record and showcase as part of Nantucket’s modern history. The exhibition was accompanied by a Brown Bag lecture by Beverly Hall; and a series of gallery talks by the artist in 2010.

Visit www.beverlyhallphotography.net to see Beverly’s photos and read about her philosophy.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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