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Ocean City Arts Center

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2017 May Exhibition:

"40° West"
A solo photography exhibition by
James Adam Taylor
"Meet the Artist" Reception:
Friday, May 12, 7pm - 8:30pm

Photographer Adam Taylor exhibits images from his explorations of the  region of North America’s 40th parallel latitude, as far west as one can travel before reaching the Pacific Ocean.  This is known as Humboldt County, California.  It is also known for its breathtaking views of nature.  Adam has captured these views in his brilliant photos.

 

A native of Williamstown, NJ, Adam moved to Portland, Oregon.  Shortly after, his father passed away. Adam, feeling alone, traveled 300 miles to Humboldt to collect his thoughts and visit a friend.  Adam said, “Exploring a new place was key to healing.  What was intended as a short visit has lasted nearly three years.  There is a draw to Humboldt County I cannot explain.  These images document my attempt to understand a new region while coping with loss and learning to be alone”.  He added, “From my perspective everything in Humboldt is strange and wonderful, sunsets over rocky shores, ancient redwood forests, blue green rivers, misty    mornings, dark skies, endless mountains, mile upon mile of dirt roads, a temperate climate on the coast, hot dry summers inland, and a mix of four seasons in the hills”.

 

Adam also spent six months hiking more than 2100 miles on the Appalachian Trail and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two seasons, working on Public Lands.  This led to Adam focusing his photography on Public Lands and the people that serve them.

 

A graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Adam won First Place at the Smithville, NJ, photography.  He has exhibited throughout New Jersey and California.