“The Camera and Three Lenses” Exhibit: Exploring New Ways of Seeing

The latest exhibition at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, features the photography of William Anderson, Mignonette Dooley, and Bruce McNeil and presents three unique perspectives on the world through the lenses of these diverse and dynamic photographers, who each have used his or her own life experiences and mastery of the camera to produce images that make viewers think, wonder, and smile.

William Anderson presents scenes of rural life and brings an edge of social justice to his work as he documents the harsh conditions and struggles of poor communities. There are also moments of simple beauty to be found in Anderson’s art.

Mignonette Dooley explores color and abstract forms by looking at everyday scenes as things of beauty. Her work is informed by her interactions with the urban environment of Washington, D.C., her family and her love of poetry.

Bruce McNeil’s art invites discussion of how people interact in different environments. Much of his work combines images of spaces and environments with contrasting pictures of people and objects to create new ways of seeing the images.

Together, the works in this exhibition engage viewers in a discourse, inviting them to look at the world through multiple views and encouraging conversation about these viewpoints.

Exhibition Dates

Now through July 20, 2018

Courthouse Hours

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location

U.S. District Courthouse

6500 Cherrywood Lane

Greenbelt, Maryland

About Art at the Courthouse

Since its inception in 1996, the Art at the U.S. District Courthouse program has contributed greatly to the greater Baltimore-Washington region’s cultural enrichment. The original purpose of the program was to feature works by Maryland artists, but over the years it has expanded to include international art. With exhibitions in quilting, photography, sculpture, and painting, the Art at the U.S. District Courthouse program continues to call attention to the diverse interests and creative talents of artists and the importance of their contributions to society.