Aug. 12, 2004 – A retrospective exhibition of work by St. Thomas photographer Dale Hendricks spanning four decades is on display at the Reichhold Center for the Arts Gallery.
Hendricks, a native Virgin Islander, describes himself as a photojournalist and editorial photographer. He works mainly in black and white film, sometimes retouching images to preserve their beauty and natural look, according to a Reichhold release.
Utilizing his imagery as a medium for storytelling, Hendricks chronicles the lives of everyday people as they engage in their daily routines.
"I love to spend one or two weeks observing the lives of these individuals before I start to shoot," he says, so that he can come to understand the daily habits of his subjects.
Hendricks studied photography at the Hy Zazula Studio, the Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He gained inspiration from the work of American combat photographer David Douglas Duncan and French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson.
The photographs on display at the Reichhold lower-level gallery on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus have been exhibited in New York and the Virgin Islands. Among the images in the show are "Oh, Jesus" (1960), "Bayside Pelicans" (1964), "Innocent" (1975) and "Harbor Fireworks" (2000).
The exhibition will hang through September. The gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on the evenings of Reichhold stage performances.
For more information concerning Hendricks' work, contact Myrshem George at 693-1563.
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