Rowley – Rowley Public Library is currently exhibiting the work of nationally known photographer Mark Chester. His traveling exhibit, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape – Photographs Of New Americans, is on display from August 19-September 30, 2021 at the library. The exhibit was made possible by the Rowley Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours, M-Th 10-7, Fri-Sat, 10-2.
Mark Chester’s powerful photographs showcase Massachusetts newest citizens, who hail from 195 countries and territories around the globe. Through Mark Chester’s lens, viewers can share and celebrate the vast ethnic heritage and rich cultural history of the Bay State’s 351 towns and cities.
Chester attended naturalization ceremonies across the state to personally meet some of the hundreds of individuals who have become America’s newest citizens and residents of the Bay State. Mark’s long career has taken him across the Globe, with photographs that have appeared in Time, and Newsweek among a host of other national publications. He was the photographer for Charles Kuralt’s Dateline America.