Lucia White photos at Pequot
Published 6:06 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012
Now 89, White graduated from the School of Modern Photography in New York City in 1945 and worked for the Famous Photographers School in Westport, the Pequot said in a news release. She later established a studio in Westport.
After the war, she traveled to Italy and her families' hometown, Anticoli, a hillside artists colony. The women of the village modeled for many religious paintings and sculptures, and a president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art once called the village "Town of Madonnas."
White's exhibit at the Pequot includes photos taken over many years documenting the town, its people and surrounding landscapes with her Rolliflex camera and black-and-white film. She has been photographing the village for more than 50 years.
White is included in several prominent archival collections, museums and private collections.
An opening reception is planned Sunday, March 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Pequot's Perkin Gallery. It is open to the public. The Pequot Library is at 720 Pequot Ave., Southport.
For more information, visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346.