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May 12-June 26, 2021
50th Annual Scarab Club Photography Exhibition
Ralph Jones, Juror
Reception | Friday, May 14, 2021

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Timed Entry: 5-5:50 pm | 6-6:50 pm | 7-7:50 pm | 8-8:50 pm
All guests for the reception must complete a wellness check/contact tracing form, wear a mask, maintain a safe social distance at the event. 

The Scarab Club has long been a venue for supporting and promoting fine art photography. The American photojournalist, Margaret Bourke White (1904-1971) was one of the early artists invited to sign a beam when the Scarab Club opened its clubhouse in the fall of 1928. Balthazar Korab (1926-2013), known for his iconic architectural photography, added his signature to the beams in 2010. The Scarab Club was the site of famed street photographer Bill Rauhauser’s (1918-2017) first exhibition, in 1944. Seventy years later he signed the beam, in recognition of his significant and lasting contributions to the arts.

In 2021 we are proud to host the 50th Annual Scarab Club Photography Exhibition. It is an unthemed exhibition of contemporary photography, open to all artists, with works selected this year by Ralph Jones.

Over the years the SC has also hosted a photography group, as a meeting place for those interested in fine art photography. For information about the photography group, Focus, visit the SC website.

Jim Aho, Sylvia Bandyke, Jerry Basierbe, Robert Beras, CH Carroll, Vincent Cervantez, Alexander Clegg, David Clements, Nathan Davidson, John Diephouse, Jessica Dietz, Amber Dietz, Myles Gallagher, Kelsey Clare Gaskell, Daniela Gobetti, Erin Gordish, Kate Gowman, Lawrence Hamilton, Steven Hauptmann, Kassie Hyde, Mario Inchaustegui, Rob Kennedy, Brett Lawrence, Laurie Lee, Cheryl Maus, Janice Milhem, Katherine Mollon, Danyell Nefe, Tia Nichols, Teresa Petersen, Matthew Raupp, J. Gordon Rodwan, Tom Stoye, Pat Vartanian, Jonathan Wassenaar, Anne Knight Weber, Rosa Maria Zamarron, Rebecca Zeiss
Ralph Jones’ skills as a photographer have earned him a respected place among Detroit artists. Jones is perhaps best known for his photographs of the culture and community of the city of Detroit. He has shared his knowledge as a mentor for the Focus Hope: Focus on the Mission project, and exhibited his photography widely, including at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Artist Market, Focus Hope Photography Festival, Norwest Gallery and the Scarab Club.
Image: G. Gordan Rodwan, Windblown, Photograph, 2016
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