Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Photo Exhibit Shines Light on The Human Element


The L.E. Shore Memorial Library in Thornbury and the Arts Advisory Council are presenting The Human Element, an exhibit for the month of March that showcases 15-year-old Collingwood photographer Leah Denbok.

The opening reception for this photography exhibit will be on Saturday, March 5, from 1-3 pm.

The Human Element will focus on Leah’s signature portrait style that makes use of an artistic technique called chiaroscuro, which highlights the interplay of light and shadow. The technique was employed to great effect by some of the old masters, such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio. Most recently, Leah has been taking pictures of senior citizens at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Collingwood, as well as the homeless in Toronto.

Leah began taking pictures in 2012, when she bought a used Canon EOS T2i. For the past three years she has been receiving private lessons from Joel Sartore, the world-famous National Geographic photographer. This is Leah’s third solo exhibition.

The Human Element will be exhibiting from March 4 – April 1 during regular library hours. The L.E. Shore Library is open seven days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 – 5 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 – 8 pm, and Sunday from 12 -4 pm. For more information about this exhibit please contact the L.E. Shore Memorial Library in Thornbury at 519-599-3681. Visit:

The L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery in Thornbury is a beautiful, vaulted exhibition space that hosts monthly exhibits by both individuals and groups. Exhibit proposals are reviewed and selected by the Arts Advisory Council and are always welcome.

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