People of Charlottesville: Aaron Farrington
Exhibition Opening November 3, 2017. 5:30-9:00
Aaron Farrington is a photographer and filmmaker who moved to Charlottesville twenty years ago.
The past isn’t ever past, it is always present, as the events of our last summer have reminded us. The portraits in “People of Charlottesville” merge the past— through it’s 19th century wet plate collodion process— with the present— it’s 21st century subjects. It is a work in progress, not a definitive statement, that explores who we are as a community: young and old, black and white, middle eastern and asian, native born Charlottesville residents and those of us who have moved here from far away locales, like Harrisonburg or West Virginia, Afghanistan or Japan.
On Saturday November 11th, you have an opportunity to have your portrait taken by Aaron Farrington. Aaron is generously donating proceeds raised from these portraits to The Bridge in support of our mission of bridging diverse communities though the arts. You have a unique opportunity to support our efforts while stepping into instant nostalgia with a one-of-a-kind, intensely beautiful collodion portrait.