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Event Series Event Series: 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Jacksonville — Then and Now: A Photo Essay

April 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jacksonville — Then and Now: A Photo Essay w/ Ken Gregg

April 5, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Medford Library & Online

April 12, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Phoenix Library

These events are FREE but do require registration.

Peter Britt, and later his son Emil, photographed Jacksonville, Oregon’s transition from a gold mining camp in the 1850s to the late 19th Century hub of Southern Oregon; then, when the railroad bypassed the town in 1927, to its decline to a backwater town. Ken Gregg, Jacksonville resident and professional photographer, has captured the Jacksonville of today, its places and people, in stylized photographs that illustrate the revival of the town that became the first group of buildings on the West Coast to be declared a National Historic Landmark. This photo essay will present a “then and now” look at the town, alternating between historic and contemporary photographs, where, particularly in this case, a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Ken Gregg was born in Los Angeles, California. At ten years old, his parents gave him an old box Brownie camera. In less than a year, he had built a darkroom in the home basement and was printing his own black and white images. His interest in photography continued through high school and college. After graduation, he worked for The North Face for ten years photographing outdoor equipment for their catalogues. In 1981, he transitioned into art photography, selling his imagery to luxury hotels throughout the world for their décor. Since moving to Jacksonville in 2012, he has been photographing what life looks like in this unique historic town. A selection of 35 of these images has been compiled into a photo-pictorial book “A Year in Jacksonville”.

Windows in Time is led by a variety of guest speakers and is held in person as well as online.

First Wednesdays: 12:00–1:00pm at the Medford Library and ONLINE
Second Wednesdays (Jan, Feb, and June–Dec): 12:00–1:00pm at the Ashland Library
Second Wednesdays (Mar, Apr, and May): 12:00–1:00pm at the Phoenix Library

You can find the full 2023 Windows in Time schedule HERE


April 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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