Join us for the opening reception of “Porch Portraits,” a solo photography exhibition by Chris Barclay in the Tamar Hendel Gallery on Saturday, October 14 through November 18, 2023. An Opening Reception will be on Saturday, October 14, from 12 – 2 pm.

Go to learn more about Chris Barclay on their website: www.ChrisBarclayPhoto.com Instagram: @abukari61

STATEMENT

The Porch Portraits project started as a moment of gratitude for my neighbors in Takoma Park. In the summer of 2020, I noticed so many kind acts from the people in my neighborhood. Many of us were struggling and alone. Folks in the neighborhood where I lived were checking on each other, sharing, and actively supporting each other through what was such a difficult and uncertain time. I was looking for a way to use my photography as a tool to give back. I decided to send the word out on our community list-serve that I would do a free 30-minute portrait session with families. The one condition was that folks had to be willing to have the photos exhibited in the future. I expanded the project beyond my local neighborhood and didn’t expect it to be three years before the photos were shown.