Photography Exhibition at Dickinson College Explores Boundary and Cyclicity

Photo of Carl Sander Socolow on a beach.

Carl Sander Socolow '77 at work.

Cycles of Wind, Waves, Tides and Sun

by Maureen Moroz '19

Dickinson will host an exhibition by photographer Carl Sander Socolow '77 featuring works from his ongoing series, “Beach Haiku: Explorations of Boundary and Cyclicity.” The exhibition opens with a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in The Goodyear Gallery. An artist’s talk will take place at 6 p.m. 

Socolow started taking the photos of a Massachusetts beach while caring for his aging parents, who lived nearby. “I compare the photos to haiku because of their strict adherence to form, their simplicity, their directness and their aspiration to bring the audience to a moment of awareness or enlightenment,” explains Socolow. “The cycles of wind, waves, tides and sun and the boundaries between sky, water, land and time have provided opportunities for exploration.”

Socolow has been the college’s staff photographer since 2011. He was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 for exceptional creative ability in the arts. Socolow began his photography career at The Perry County Times in 1978 as a reporter-photographer. Later, he worked for The Harrisburg Patriot-News as a photojournalist. He founded Socolow Photography in 1984, taking on a range of projects including commercial, industrial, architectural and editorial photography. His photographs have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in local galleries and museums. Socolow has received numerous awards in both state and national competitions.

Socolow’s art will be exhibited Sept. 10-29. Goodyear Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., and Saturday 2-5 p.m.


Published September 5, 2018