Originally published February 23, 2017
A new exhibit titled ‘Powerful yet Fragile: Connecticut Waterways’ features works by the group, Women Photographers of Connecticut, and is on view at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, (SM&NC), in Stamford, CT from Feb. 18 – May 29, 2017.
The call for works only specified water, and the resulting exhibit shows the subject in various conditions from drought to beauty. Kirsten J. Reinhardt, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions asks “Since Colonial times, humans have been altering the waterways of Connecticut. Dams were built to power mills and generate energy. Roads were built beside and across the major rivers and streams. How has human activity impacted the riparian, wetland, and coastal habitats?”
It’s a question worth asking, particularly if you contextualize that perspective alongside current events of floods in California, to places where access to potable water remains a challenge.
The Facebook group Women Photographers of Connecticut was created by Geneva Renegar with the purpose of creating a supportive photographic community. There are no hard and fast rules for the group. While themes are provided, members don’t necessarily have to post to the running theme. The page is an open forum for photography ideas, questions, and discoveries.
The SM&NC is a great resource in Connecticut that offers education, arts, and science programming for children and adults. The grounds are beautiful for nature walks and the facilities offer a perfect setting for family and business events.
The Stamford Observatory is a research facility used by members of the Fairfield County Astronomical Society and is situated on the museum grounds. For hours and more info on the observatory visit: