ThE FOCUSED EYE: Our Unique Views Photo Banner in Seaport District

See my photo as part of The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views, a free, outdoor photography exhibition by the Boston Camera Club now live and open for in-person viewing through November 2021. The sequenced 88-image series is printed on a 250-foot banner at the Public Green on Fan Pier in Boston’s Seaport District (intersection of Northern Ave. and Marina Park Dr.).

Gondolas and building reflections in Venice, Italy

My photo, Grand Canal Reflections, is featured on the banner. I took this colorful abstract image in 2019 in Venice, Italy of gondolas, reflections and shadows of the Grand Canal. Read more about my Venice experience in my blog post, Pageantry of Venice Carnival.

Thank you to The Boston Globe reporter, Riana Buchman, for a terrific story on the Boston Camera Club’s outdoor exhibition featured in the Art section of The Boston Globe on July 16th, “Boston Camera Club unspools its art along Fan Pier.” The article describes how “exhibit curator Emily Belz took extra care to sequence it all according to shape, color, or subject matter, finding a way to link one image to the next.” Also highlighted in the story is the special 30-minute documentary on the year-long banner project by the Boston Neighborhood Network’s “Around Town” that can be viewed online at

There is much more to the expansive banner project.. WGBH’s Jared Bowen calls it, “Fabulous! Beautifully curated, Art meets art, artist meets artist… a wonderful collaboration,” on the popular Morning Edition radio show. [Listen to the full audio segment here.]

The companion website,, includes a full gallery, an artist statement from each photographer, and creative works from Boston-area community groups inspired by the images. Share your own reactions to the photographs on social media using the hashtag #BCCPHOTOBANNER

See more in the Venice, Italy online gallery.

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