N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997

  January 27 - March 23, 2014

Public Programs

4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Lecture: Christy Ford Chapin, Assistant Professor of History at UMBC and Tom Beck, Chief Curator & Affiliate Associate Professor of Art at UMBC

Seventy photographs-- exquisite expositions of light and shadow, visual textures, and balanced tension-- spanning the distinctive career of N. Jay Jaffee (1921-1999) are presented in this exhibition. From capturing the vibrancy of New York City streets to meditating on still landscapes, Jaffee's photographs are very much a form of self-portrait, a means by which he interpreted both the world and his position in it. These thoughtful and subtly witty photographs are invitations to see, to question, and to engage fully with life.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Friends of the Library & Gallery and the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.