Photography Exhibit John T. Helmsorig East Fishkill Community Library


January 1, 2018 – January 31, 2018 all-day
Cindy Dubinski
East Fishkill Community Library
348 NY-376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

The Library is pleased to host an exhibit of black and white photos of Roadside Images across America by John Helmsorig. You will do a double take at these images and many will make you smile. The work will be on exhibit through the month of January.

A brief biography:

1953 – Easter Sunday, the medium strip somewhere along the Bronx River Parkway. I
exposed my first negative, an image of my mother, father, and sister in their
Sunday finest. Still have the negative.

1975 – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Studied with Chuck Swedlund
and Dave Gilmore. Graduated with a BFA-Photography. Returned to New York
while attempting to determine what to do with a BFA-Photography.

1975 – 2008 – Submerged in the world of commercial photography. Retired as Senior
Photographer at Avon Products, Inc. midtown Manhattan.

My black and white images span forty years of looking at light and pondering objects that spark my interest. Visible light is electromagnetic radiation. In the 19th century James Clerk Maxwell determined through his equations that light actually exerts a pressure on objects in light’s path. G.F. Hull and Ernst Fox Nichols, at Dartmouth College in 1903, proved it. How else do you explain that, one day, a mundane object that you have passed a hundred times, now illuminated by a late afternoon sun, seems to hum, to vibrate? Photograph it or simply enjoy it.