Photographs by Bob Dansereau

April 9 - May 2, BankRI Turks Head Gallery

The BankRI Galleries present:

BankRI Turks Head Gallery: “Photographs by Bob Dansereau” April 11 through May 2, 2014 at the downtown Providence BankRI branch in the Turks Head building, One Turks Head Place. Exhibit hours are Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a Gallery Night Providence reception April 17 from 5 to 8:30 pm. There will be live guitar music by Mark Armstrong and light refreshments. For more information, contact www.bankri.com or call 401 456-5015, ext 1330.

MEET THE ARTIST: BOB DANSEREAU
Everyday hundreds of thousands of people upload more than 350 million images to social media sites on the web. Bob Dansereau, an aspiring photographer from Cumberland, is one of those people.

“I like the aspect of sharing your photography,” Dansereau says. “I want to take pictures for other people to enjoy.”

Dansereau, a native Rhode Islander, grew up in Lincoln. A five-year stint in the Army took him to Italy for three years. In school through an Air Force program, he learned about electronic switching systems and today he makes his living working with programmable controls for automated systems.

Dansereau fell in love with photography at a young age. As a teenager, he liked to hike, scuba dive and do “adventurous things.” He borrowed his sister’s Yashica camera to take photographs and record his adventures. He used a friend’s darkroom to develop and print the photographs. He has kept a camera beside him ever since.

Two years ago, Dansereau decided to pursue photography more seriously. He joined the Photographic Society of Rhode Island. PSRI sponsors competitions, workshops, group excursions, field trips and is dedicated to pursuing photographic excellence.

“The last two years is kind of when I went public,” Dansereau says. “I really got serious and I started competing.” He recently won fourth place in the Yankee Magazine My New England 2013 photography contest for a photograph of Sakonnet Point lighthouse. He runs local photo walks.

Although landscape photography is Dansereau’s first love, he has a keen eye for people. The exhibit features Dansereau’s street photographs. Dansereau exudes an unassuming air and people are comfortable around him, even when he has a camera in his hand. Behind the clean composition and vibrant colors is a quiet, candid eye content to record the world around him. Whether Dansereau is wandering the streets of Salem or in Chinatown he manages to find a moment worthy of a second look.

Find more of Bob Dansereau’s photographs on his website earthyimagephotography.com. Dansereau lives with his wife Lori and their two poodles Corbin W. Highspirits and Duck Duck Goose in Cumberland, RI.

The BankRI Galleries are curated by Paula Martiesian, a Providence-based artist and arts advocate.

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