October 26, 2015
Exhibition offers a glimpse into the life of Alaska’s largest city
On view Nov. 13 through Jan. 10, 2016
100 Snapshots offers a glimpse into the daily lives of residents of Alaska’s largest city, beginning with the arrival of railroad workers and their families in 1915 and continuing through the 1980s oil boom.
The proliferation of snapshot photography throughout the 20th century gave people the ability to chronicle their lives through pictures. The stories these photographs tell are personal. From a railroad brakeman celebrating the Fourth of July at Lake Spenard in 1923 to a serviceman’s impromptu self-portrait with friends in the reflection of a mirror, these images capture individual lives, which when seen together, imbue a shared sense of place.