Photos of El Camino in November Theo Ganz Show

Exhibit of Howard Goodman’s work opens Second Saturday

Theo Ganz Studio presents Camino, an exhibition of photographs taken by Howard Goodman during his 540-mile walk of El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. A book to accompany the exhibition is scheduled to be released at the opening on Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The photographs will be on view through Dec. 7.

A little over a year ago, Goodman completed the walk, having recorded what he described as the “visual echoes that millions of pilgrims of all faiths have left on a landscape that has remained virtually unchanged in the 1,200 years since its inception.” This work is not travel or documentary photography in the traditional sense but, rather, the distillation of solitude that came with “just being able to walk, undistracted by everyday life, for 47 days … through some of the most breathtaking primeval landscapes, ancient cities and near-ghost towns that still exist in our civilized world.”

He trained for a full year, hiking local trails near his home in Peekskill, but he feels he was still “unprepared for the challenges of walking with a full backpack through the Pyrenees, the mountains of Galicia, or the long, flat Meseta of central Spain.”

Goodman’s work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the George Eastman House and the Pfizer Collection, among other international collections. He has an MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has been a visiting researcher, artist-in-residence and lecturer in Kyoto, Japan.

Theo Ganz Studio is located at 149 Main St. in Beacon. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm, and by appointment via 917-318-2239. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For further information, visit theoganzstudio.com.

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