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Photography exhibit opens Friday

Meet the artist at free reception Oct. 18

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:34 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Wed Oct 3, 2018.

Having made over 30 photography exhibits, just the tip of an iceberg of a rich and involved career as a professional photographer, Jerome de Perlinghi is exhibiting his Symphony of Portraits suite at N.C. Wesleyan College’s Mims Gallery Oct. 5-28.

He will host an Oct. 18 Gallery Party from 5-7 p.m. with live music by the Overtones. Gallery visitors will not only view a gallery of celebrity portraits, but hear what de Perlinghi has to say about the exhibit and his work.

Describing de Perlinghi’s modus operandi in a portrait shoot, Laurent Abadjian, editor in chief of Telerama, Paris, had this to say: “A portrait is not a picture of a woman or a man. It is something else. Something more...it is the photographer (who is) ...the master of this strange ceremony... a meeting between the one who shoots the photo and the one who will pose.”

The exhibited photographs include celebrities such as actors Johnny Depp and Halle Berry to name just two of the many portrait subjects in venue.

De Perlinghi began his career exhibiting at Gallery Ex in Brussels, Belgium. A few highlights include: 1989 Shanghai, Gallery Tartessos, Barcelona; 2007 Portraits of Stars at the Montreal Film Festival; and his critically acclaimed Symphony of Portraits, first shown in 2016 at the Taipei Art Photo Show.

Since 2015, de Perlinghi has been artistic director of the now famous Eyes on Main Street originated in Wilson. He has been featured photographer in 11 books including “Memphis: A Crossroads of Music” published in the fall of 2005, ed. Le Chêne, Paris, and has photographs in many important public collections such as Museum of Photography, Antwerp; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.; and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. He has freelanced for both The Washington Post and The Independent of London.

De Perlinghi currently teaches photojournalism at Loyola University Chicago.

N.C. Wesleyan College is at 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount.