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Odiorne Point: Twice-seen Photography Exhibit

Published on: 02/05/2008

This now and then print of the Odiorne Homestead is one of the haunting images in Richard Moore's Odiorne Point: Twice-seen photograph collection to be on display at the Seacoast Science Center through June 15, 2008. The farmhouse, built around 1800, is now headquarters for the Seacoast Region of the New Hampshire Division of Parks. A current park staff member (left) stands in contrast with the images of Ralph Edwin Odiorne (with pitchfork) and his father, Charles Odiorne, behind well on right.

Odiorne Point: Twice-seen Photography Exhibit An exhibit of then-and-now photographs of Odiorne Point and the seacoast opens January 18th in the Seacoast Science Center's Learning Studio Gallery. By digitally combining contemporary images with century-old photographs of Odiorne and the seacoast, photographer Richard Moore created the sometimes haunting, sometimes humorous, double exposures in this exhibit.

"Although standing today in the same places that photographers stood 100 years ago sounds simple, it wasn't," said Moore. "Both the built and natural environments have changed significantly, from farmlands to estates to fortifications. Getting the right perspective required researching photograph archives, interviewing area residents and historians, and maneuvering around trees and bushes that had grown in shoot locations."

A land conservation professional and life-long amateur photographer, Moore's interest in historic photography and a long relationship with the seacoast inspired this project. You can meet Richard at the opening reception, Sunday, January 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Odiorne Point: Twice-seen will be displayed in the Learning Studio Gallery thorough June 15, 2008. A selection of the 24 images in the exhibit will be available for purchase as cards at the Nature Store, with proceeds going to the Seacoast Science Center. A limited edition of a book of the exhibit with 12 additional images will be available as well.

The Seacoast Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.. To learn more visit or call 603-436-8043.