John Lee, 17-year-old Montclair High student, currently has a solo art exhibit at the Montclair Public Library. The show is a collection of John’s award-winning photography, both urban and natural images, and will be on view in the MPL Gallery on the first floor during library hours through January 30.
That’s pretty impressive for a kid who started taking photographs at the age of 11, but says he didn’t really get seriously into photography until high school.
John, currently a senior at MHS, tells us, “I try to capture the feeling that I see on the street or in the wild, whether it is the serenity of a mountain stream or the complicated emotions that we feel when encountering a person in need.” He went on to explain that his intention for this exhibit was, “to preserve moments that were meaningful to me and be able to share them with other people.”
John sees meaning in the needs and struggles of others. On A Day in the Life, he blogs about the struggles of the less fortunate, working class and homeless people.
John will be attending Whitman College in the fall and, thankfully, plans on continuing to take pictures throughout college.
Photographs by John Lee
Who: All ages.
What: A collection of work by MHS senior John Lee on exhibit.
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 0742
When: Through January 30 during library hours.