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Thursday, September 14, 2000

People of the Bay Subject of Dorbin Exhibit Oct. 20-22

SALISBURY, MD -- An exhibition of photographs by Richard A. Dorbin, owner of Paragon Light Inc., from his forthcoming coffee table book Tributaries: People Working for the Future of the Chesapeake Bay will be on display in the Atrium Gallery in the Guerrieri University Center at Salisbury State University from October 20-22.

The book, written by Ann E. Byrnes and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is a pictorial featuring distinctive black and white portraits of individuals who are working in various capacities to restore and preserve the Bay. The exhibit features 26 photos from the book, including scientists, educators, farmers, watermen, business operators, students, grassroots activists and historians.

"The selection of subjects for the exhibition," said Dorbin, who has produced commercial, landscape, product, industrial and portrait photography throughout the Chesapeake watershed for the past 20 years, "intentionally leans toward the unsung heroes’-ordinary people whose day to day work leads the positive strides being made in Bay ecology and confirms that individual actions are critical to restoring the future of the watershed."

Dorbin, a graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography in western Massachusetts, draws his visual inspiration from the work of Marion Warren, Paul Strand, George Tice, Ansel Adams and A.A. Bodine. The images for the exhibit are made from large format cameras (4" x 5" and 8" x 10").

Dorbin’s work has been published in numerous books, product catalogs, trade publications and marketing campaigns, many of which have been Bay-related. His work has also appeared on CD covers for nationally-known and local recording artists.

The exhibit is sponsored by the University Galleries at Salisbury State University and the Maryland Humanities Council on the Chesapeake Bay in the 21st Century. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information please call 410-543-6271.

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