DML Hosts a Capsule of Community Photography

Dayton Metro Library presents a unique program, A Discussion of Through His Lens II: A Capsule Collection of Edward B. Taylor Exhibit, at the West Branch, Saturday, May 6, from 1-3 pm.

Karen D. Brame, from DML’s Special Collections, will discuss life in Dayton’s African American community as noted through the lens of photographer Edward B. Taylor (1908-1999). Taylor was considered to be the Gem City’s first African American commercial photographer and captured moving works between the 1950s and 1980s.

In addition to this program, the West Branch will have 56 of Taylor’s photos, the Capsule Collection, on exhibit through Wednesday, May 31. Community members are invited to view the photographs and note anyone they may know or recognize from the collection. A guest binder will be on hand so patrons can leave information.

The Capsule Collection will then be displayed in glass cases in the Dayton Room at the Main Library from the beginning of June until the end of July, for additional viewing.

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