Monday, April 23, 2012

Glass plates yield a remarkable exhibit

A remarkable photo exhibit has come together, through the work of State Journal-Register photo editor Rich Saal over the past two years.

The exhibit, “Springfield Photographs: Images from The Illinois State Journal Glass Plates 1929-35,“ will debut with a 6 p.m. presentation on May 1 at the Lincoln Public Library. The event is open to the public.

He started studying history at the University of Illinois Springfield, and research for a class led him to view the newspaper’s glass plate photography in the Sangamon Valley Collection of the Lincoln Library.

When the exhibit ends in August, the panels will remain at Lincoln Library, creating a new venue for community art exhibits in a public and accessible downtown space, said Saal, who soon will graduate with a master’s degree in history from UIS.

Saal was featured in an April 22, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online