This March, the Kingston Public Library will feature the photographs of Mark Grimason. In this exhibit, ‘Tanzania: A Photographic Safari’, he expresses through photography his enduring interest in the natural world. The beauty of Tanzania’s nature will be on view with the lions, the cheetahs, the serval cats and more. There are four different kingfisher birds, each with their own unique colors of feathers, martial and tawny eagles. There are zebras, elephants, cape buffalo and more.
“I have always been interested in the natural world and viewing wildlife. While trying to identify birds, I discovered that photographing them and looking them up later in a guide was easier than doing it in the field. This led me into wildlife photography”
“Photographing wildlife has taught me patience. I have learned over time that it is better to wait for the subject to come to you than to pursue it. It is very enjoyable and exciting waiting for the subject to arrive. Photography has given me one more reason to enjoy the natural world, and I do enjoy being out there.”
Mark Grimason, a 1977 graduate of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, has been a Kingston resident for 34 years. True to his love of wildlife and the environment, he is a member of the Mass. Audubon Society, the Jones River Watershed, the North and South River Watershed, and the Wildlands Trust. He has photographed wildlife in and around New England as well as Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Everglades, and the Galapagos Islands. His work can be seen at markgrimason.zenfolio.com. Mark is also an avid sea kayaker and cyclist.
Because there is no electricity at the Library following the storm, this reception has been postponed. A reception for Mark will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 2 to 4 PM in the Children’s activities room. The reception is free and open to all, and refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on view in the library’s gallery throughout March.