Summer PhotoFest

The summer is teeming with so many photo related events that ArtsinStark is cataloging them as “PhotoFest.” Here are the highlights as About sees them.

The summer is teeming with so many photo related events that ArtsinStark is cataloging them as “PhotoFest.” Here are the highlights as About sees them.

Vivian Maier: Photography’s Secret Master

Mysterious Chicago nanny turned visionary Rolleiflex photographer, Maier took more than 100,000 photographs not discovered until after her death. She is now considered one of the 20th century greats. Her work will be showcased at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography in August, along with a showing of the documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” at the Canton Palace Theatre on July 31 and Aug. 2. Get details at josephsaxton.com and cantonpalacetheatre.org.

A Long Time Ago

You’ve seen Mandy Altimus Pond’s photographic interpretations of classic Grimm tales gracing the cover of The Repository’s Ticket. But on June 6, you can see the two-year-in-the-making debut of “A Long Time Ago: The Fairytales of Mandy Altimus Pond” at Translations Art Gallery. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the fairy tale exhibit is paired with a book of 50 photographs along with tales from local storytellers. Visit facebook.com/altimuspond for more information.

Fragile Waters

The Massillon Museum has done it again. June 7 brings a groundbreaking traveling exhibit featuring 119 black and white photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. The exhibit assembles work by internationally renowned artists to address the fact that water is crucial for life on Earth. Visit massillonmuseum.org to learn about the exhibit and a dozen complementary events.