Photographing North Bennington


NORTH BENNINGTON -- On August 16th, Sophie and Jay Paris will return to North Bennington to photograph a day in the life of the village. Then, on Sunday, August 17 at 4 p.m., the Vermont Arts Exchange will host a reception featuring thirty black and white prints from the previous day’s shoot.

This year’s event marks the third time that the father/daughter photography team has documented life in North Bennington, returning every seven years to capture the spirit of its residents. This year’s exhibit also will feature images from their previous shoots, portraying the subtle changes that occur in an evolving Vermont community. The reception and show are open to the public.

Sophie Paris is a former United Nations photographer who has worked extensively in Haiti. She currently teaches photography at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn. Jay Paris is a former magazine photojournalist and editor who has worked for Time/Life and numerous other national publications. He lives in Cambridge, Mass. and currently oversees Youth Link, a prevention initiative operating in 15 cities for the North American Family Institute.


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