Art exhibit creates a new perspective

For Immediate Release: Oct. 7, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Have you ever wondered if a camera could be used for more than taking a simple photograph?

Photographer Neal Cox transforms photos he shot with a pinhole camera he created into a works of art that will be showcased in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery of Art from Thursday, Oct. 15, through Thursday, Nov. 12. Admission is free and open to the public.

In his exhibition, Cox will show both the image and the pinhole camera that made it.

A pinhole camera has a unique design. Instead of light entering the camera through a lens, it enters through a tiny hole, called an aperture. The simplest type of aperture, a "pinhole," was used in the early days of photography. Many photographers use pinhole cameras today because of the simplicity of the design and the quality of the results.

Cox will hold a closing reception on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Haas Gallery, which includes an artist lecture at 1:15 p.m.

The exhibit is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.