LIMA — Gain a new perspective on the wonders of downtown Lima when you browse the second annual “More Than You Know” photo exhibit, opening Thursday.
This year, there are 40 photographs in competition, representing the works of 15 photographers. “Many of those are people who went on our Photo Shoot Nights. Also, we have some students from Shawnee High School who submitted works,” said Jennifer Brogee, committee member for Downtown Lima, which sponsors the exhibit.
Although not a judge herself, Brogee said those judging the photos “seemed impressed and said afterward they felt good about the quality of works they saw.”
Participants submitted works in the categories of people, places or things that were found in 2012 in Lima’s downtown. “Definitely, most of the photos were of urban architecture. The focus seemed to be on buildings, which is great since Lima has a number of historical buildings, including about 13 on the National Historical Registry,” Brogee said.
The concept for the downtown photo shoot came out of a committee meeting for Downtown Lima. “We wanted to find a new way for people to look at all we have in downtown Lima. And, we wanted to have something fun,” Brogee said.
But the subject of the photos is not the only way people can get a glimpse of downtown Lima.
Parts of the exhibit will hang at a variety of downtown establishments for people to check out.
“We encourage people to go to these different locations and look at the photos. That way, people can also see all that Lima’s downtown businesses have to offer,” Brogee said.
The photos will be kept for a permanent exhibit that hangs at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.