January 10, 2024

Library Art Talk to Feature Photographer Darren Sussman

“CHARLOTTE”: This photograph is part of “Anthropomorphic: Photos and Stories” on view at Princeton Public Library through March 15. An art talk is on January 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Photographer Darren Sussman will be at Princeton Public Library on Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. for the opening reception for “Anthropomorphic: Photos and Stories,” an exhibit of his work on view in the second floor Reading Room.

The exhibit, featuring a selection of photographs and text from the book of the same name, is on view through March 15 and explores the human tendency to assign human emotions and characteristics to animals. 

“I can’t help it, when I look at an animal, I give it a human story,” said Sussman. “I’ve been doing it my whole life. So it was only natural, when I started into wildlife photography, that I’d make up stories for my subjects. That’s how ‘Anthropomorphic,’ the book and exhibit, was born.”

Sussman will give a presentation in the Community Room prior to the official opening of the exhibit on the second floor and will be on hand to discuss his work and sign copies of his book.

Sussman is a self-taught photographer who has been taking pictures since 2015. Not limited to one style, he creates images of landscapes, wildlife, street photography and special events. He lives in New Jersey and travels extensively throughout the United States to find new places to photograph.

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