Art Exhibits

A Closer Look

Photographs of Rob Houghton Birch and Rocks. photography by Rob Houghton

Acton photographer Rob Houghton will exhibit his work in the Library Meeting Room Gallery during the months of May and June.

Rob Houghton photographs things that most people ignore: cracked ice on a pond; patterns of snow on branches and formations of ice layers. Not only has Houghton taken a closer look at what’s common,  but the viewer does as well, as we study the photographic image and recognize beautiful objects we may otherwise have overlooked.

Houghton has been an avid photographer for the past 40 years. He trained in the now old fashioned way with a large format camera, creating black and white prints developed and printed in his own darkroom. For the past 10 years he has switched to the digital camera and still does a mix of black and white and color. In 2012 he started to exhibit and sell his work.

He notes that his training with the large format camera, which takes time to set-up, compose and shoot, forced him to slow down and look more carefully at objects and their inherent complexity and beauty. It caused him to take a “Closer Look.”




Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library meeting room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.

For information on Acton Memorial Library Artists' Exhibition Opportunities please click HERE.