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Posted by Teresa Hanafin  December 30, 2008 06:48 PM

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Thought you might like a roundup of some photo-related events and exhibits to check out over the New Year's weekend:

> The exhibit “Interpreting East Somerville”, featuring photos of that neighborhood, is on display at Somerville City Hall through the end of January. More information

> "Keeping Time" is a group exhibition at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University featuring images that reflect concepts of time, duration, and cycles -- human, celestial, and photographic. Through Sunday, Jan. 25. More information

> If you're in the mood for something a bit off-beat, check out the new Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston waterfront while taking in Gerard Byrne's multimedia exploration of the Scottish legend of the Loch Ness monster. Byrne, an Irish artist presenting his first US solo museum exhibit, combines black and white photographs of Loch Ness, excerpts from reports of "eyewitness" accounts, and a film projection of grainy footage shot on the lake's banks. Through Sunday, March 1. More information

> While at the ICA, you also can explore its new and ongoing collection of works exhibited at the museum since 2000. Called "Portrait of a Museum," this third show features photographs, sculptures, videos, paintings, and drawings about the major global and environmental shifts that have marked this century around the world. Through Wednesday, July 12. More information

> The Worcester Art Museum has several photo-related exhibits going on. Its adult students are displaying their photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, mosaics, sculptures, computer art, and more through Friday, Jan. 23. Meanwhile, the artist duo THINK AGAIN is displaying some provocative images, while the dynamics of power, race, and identity are explored in the "Human Nature" exhibit. Both are on display through Sunday, Feb. 15. More information

> "Humankind" is an arresting photo exhibit in the main gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester; its other galleries feature "State School" by John Wesley Mannion and "codedknits" by Jan Cadman Powell. All run through Sunday, Jan. 11. More information

> An exploration of photo panoramas (and "tiltoramas", the photographer's name for vertical shots) is the theme of "Pan Left, Pan Right, Tilt Up, Tilt Down", 23 photos on canvas by Fran Gardino on display at the NewTV Gallery at the Newton Communications Access Center in Newton Highlands. Through Saturday, Feb. 28. More information

> Local photographers Melissa Fuccillo and Alison Hartwell will exhibit their photos in the Coletti Reading Room of the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy from this Friday, Jan. 2, to the end of the month. More information

> "A Celebration of New England" opens at the Watertown Public Library this Friday, Jan. 2, after similar shows at the Robbins Library in Arlington and the Belmont Library. The exhibits focus on the natural landscape, as well as areas and events of historical interest. Through Jan. 31. More information

> Photographer David Gong has a show at the Cranston, RI, Public Library of his long-exposure 35mm film, 35mm digital, and 120 film night photos of urban landscapes such as the Providence Power Plant as well as Rhode Island beach scenes. Opens this Friday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 30. More information

> The Camera Werks store in Providence will hold a digital photography workshop by newspaper photographer Omar Bradley at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 3. More information

> "Two Photographers and Six Countries" is the title of a photo exhibit by Robert Reichley and Ron Rosenstock at the Providence Art Club. Opens this Sunday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 23. More information

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