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Behind the Lens: Six Juneau Photographers
Amy Lou Barney with one of her Speed Graphics cameras, 1947. Image courtesy of Renee Guerin.
This exhibit features six photographers who took up residence in Juneau: George Landerkin, Lloyd Winter, Percy Pond, Fred Ordway, Amy Lou Barney, and Joseph Alexander and whose work spans almost 100 years of Juneauís history (1891-1988). These photographers were competitors, partners, or successors and along with being business owners and photographers, each were important members of the Juneau community. They were members of clubs and fraternal organizations, sat on community boards, protected the town against fires, and flew planes for pleasure. For these reasons and more, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum focuses on the people behind the lens. This exhibit explores the art, businesses, and lives of each of these six individuals. The exhibit opens with a reception hosted by the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on the first Friday in May and will be up through the end of September.