The third Fall River Portraits Photography show held at the Narrows  Center for the Arts Gallery on June 3, 2017 features photographs of the people and neighborhoods by UMass Dartmouth and Diman Regional Vocational High School students, and winners of the “Nature in the City” photography contest. In the "Making Things” exhibit, college and high school students who have been visiting and photographing the production areas and workers in over 20 locally-owned businesses displayed their work. Their photographs depict the making of everything from shirts, hats, uniforms, bags and jackets to nuts and bolts, machinery, furniture, mattresses, musical instruments, jewelry, and dental implants. In the "Nature in the City” portion of the show contest prize-winning photographs were displayed showcasing Fall River’s incredible, but often unseen, natural resources. People of all ages who either live, work, or go to school in Fall River were eligible to submit their images of natural beauty in the city in a contest organized by the Friends of the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail and UMass Dartmouth. Click here for a 15-minute video of the opening and here for photos of an earlier Portraits exhibit. For further  information, contact Mass in Motion Fall River Coordinator Julie Kelly at 508-324-2405. 

(Top row) Joe Marley, an employee of Korber Hats, looks over photos taken at his workplace while others look over the photos taken at twenty worksites. (Row two) UMass-D Labor Extension Specialist Camilo Viveiros Jr. talks with Janice Velozo of Mass In Motion Fall River before they are joined by UMass-D Anthropology Professor Andrea Klimt, Ph.D, as Narrows Executive Director Patrick Norton chats during the opening. (Row three) Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard looks over photos in the Portraits exhibit while Temple Beth El Rabbi Mark Elber looks over the Nature in the City exhibit as Professor Klimt chats with Mass in Motion Fall River Coordinator Julianne Kelly. (Row four) Julie Kelly and Janice Velozo invite the photo contest winners forward along with Al Lima for whom the  Quequechan River Rail named. (Row five) Mayor Jasiel Correia II presents Temple Beth El Cantor Shoshana Brown with first prize in the nature category for her photo of loosestrife along the Quequechan River Rail Trail while UMass-D Dean of Arts and Sciences watches from behind as Mindy Levasseur it recognized for her work with a first prize in the landscape category. (Bottom row) Katie Goldman holds her certificate for her first place photo in the wildlife category of a dragonfly in her garden while Bernadette Banville is recognized by the Mayor for her first place photograph entitled "After the Storm."

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