Then & Now: Old Photos as Today

February 23 through May 24, 2020

A 2020 photography exhibition showcasing work from local photographers who have reimagined historical photographs from the Museum’s collection to fit today’s perception. 

A photographer has an eye for creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the elements into being effective and compelling is a key skill in taking photographs.

Then & Now showcase the creativity of the photographers in the way they saw the original historic photographs and recreated the photo of today in several different ways. The exhibition offers the original locations and the passage of time in the same photos in comparison; posing people in a similar manner or situation but updated it to today; an occupation as it looks currently; and a situation or setting reimagined to the 21st century.

We have selected an amazing array of photographs from the 70,000 in the Museum’s collection. See first-hand the photos from years past and how the photographer captured a similar moment in time.