New photography exhibit opens in YMCA gallery

  • In celebration of Black History Month, Bill Sanders opens a new exhibit of photography in February at the North Suburban YMCA's Community Art Gallery, which includes "Hands of Space-Time," pictured.

    In celebration of Black History Month, Bill Sanders opens a new exhibit of photography in February at the North Suburban YMCA's Community Art Gallery, which includes "Hands of Space-Time," pictured. Courtesy of Bill Sanders

 
 
Updated 2/10/2022 11:02 AM

Photographer Bill Sanders returns to the North Suburban YMCA's Community Gallery in February with a new exhibit.

The Y is pleased to showcase the Evanston-based photographer as part of their celebration of Black History Month. The work is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Y's Visual Arts Program.

 

Sanders was part of the first Black History Month celebration exhibit in the Community Gallery in 2014.

"I have an eclectic body of work, portraiture and composites. Being a Black person has helped to shape my work, but has not totally defined me," Sanders said.

The photography on display consists of portraits, landscape and scenery, and composite images. The portraits are a collection of some of Sanders' favorites.

His landscape and scenery shots consist of Chicago urban scenes, flowers, and insects. The composite photos are images created by combining several photos, some realistic while others are surreal in nature.

"My main claim to fame is portrait photography. I love to create portraits in both candid and studio settings," Sanders said.

As part of the show, Sanders will be offering a personal studio or home photo session, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Y.

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The North Suburban YMCA's Community Galleries support the local arts community by giving it a place to show and sell their works. For information about the gallery, contact Cathie Winnie at cwinnie@nsymca.org.

The North Suburban YMCA services Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

The NSYMCA focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility and is a charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in our community.

Learn more at NSYMCA.org.

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