O. WINSTON LINK: THE RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS

Posted September 15th, 2009 at 3:34 pm.

Lancaster Museum of Art present
O. WINSTON LINK: THE RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS
on exhibit August 7 – September 27, 2009
135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: 717-394-3497
http://www.lmapa.org/
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1st Friday of the month: 5 – 8 p.m. ; Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.; Closed Monday

Thursday September 17, 6:00 p.m.
Lecture by Thomas Garver
Trains That Passed in the Night: O. Winston Link’s Railroad Photos and How He Achieved Them.

O. Winston Link’s photos are one-frame narratives of 20th-century transportation. An American photographer, his images capture the last days of the steam operation on the Norfolk and Western Railway in the late 1950s. Link said he wanted “to preserve a beautiful era” and show “how the railroad interacted with the people who lived along the line.” The combination of Link’s technical expertise and sensitivity as both artist and documentarian has earned him a place in photographic history.

In 1957, Thomas Garver assisted O. Winston Link in his documentation of the last years of steam power on the Norfolk and Western Railway. Garver will give a well illustrated lecture on the development of Link’s photographic style and technique, and show how he brought his skills as a commercial photographer to the project.

Garver contributed to Link’s first book, Steam, Steel & Stars, published in 1987, and authored a second book of Link’s railroad photographs, The Last Steam Railroad in America, published in 1995. Now retired, Garver served as organizing curator of the O. Winston Link Museum, located in the former Norfolk and Western Railway passenger station in Roanoke, Virginia.

O. Winston Link: The Railroad Photographs is organized by Thomas H. Garver and produced in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art (www.railphoto-art.org)

Saturday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
A Journey with Thomas Garver: Riding the Rails from Strasburg to Paradise
at the Strasburg Railroad, 301 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
(Contact the Museum – 717-394-3497 – for ticket price and additional details)

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