December 16, 2020

MCCC “Third Thursdays” Virtual Artist Talk  Dec. 17

“THIRD THURSDAYS”: The next Mercer County Community College JKC Gallery Artist Talk will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. The event will celebrate the photography of Derek Fahsbender and Eric Lampé, whose work is seen here. The free event will be held on Zoom; registration is required. For more information, visit

“Third Thursdays,” a monthly photography presentation offered through Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery, will celebrate the photography of Derek Fahsbender and Eric Lampé with a virtual artist talk on December 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. The show, hosted by Michael Chovan-Dalton, director of the JKC Gallery, will take place on the Zoom conferencing platform. The public is invited and registration is required. 

“JKC’s ‘Third Thursdays’ events have been increasingly popular this semester,” Chovan-Dalton said. “The virtual setting allows the photographers and the audience to interact in ways that are personal, engaging and educational. I hope to continue these interactive artist talks into 2021.”

Lampé is an LA-based photographer whose work takes a visual nose-dive into some of the more obscure often forgotten areas of the country. Not to be confined to one genre, his photography is a mix of urbex, portraiture, fine art, and sometimes even street photography. Whatever it is, it’s not cookie-cutter. His love and compassion for his subject has welcomed him into some of the darker areas of society. To see more of Lampé’s work visit

Fahsbender is a Bronx-based photographer and official Fujifilm creator best known for capturing the aesthetic of the urban landscape and the colorful characters within. He draws inspiration from the unforgiving streets of New York City that he remembers while growing up in the 1980s. Fahsbender’s work seeks to bring the viewer beyond the postcard portrayals of big-city life and into the shoes of the common person. Fahsbender has always had a fascination with observing people and, after studying psychology and sociology during his college years, his interest in people-watching was taken to new heights. Self-taught in the basics, his journey into documenting his everyday life would set in motion an evolution in his work from random snapshots to artfully crafted, people-centric depictions of the inner city. For a preview visit

For more information about the show including how to register, visit