Black and white photography is an art form all it’s own—a delicate balance of light and shadow. Six Bay Area photographers, known as the LightCatchers Photography Group, whose members exemplify the art, are featured in an exhibition at the Benicia library’s Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery beginning September 5.

Entitled California As We See It, the exhibit shows works from Lorraine Castillo, Lisa Franklin, Phil Lee, Sheila Reid, Marilyn Verducci and Cathy Yih. The images on display invite the viewer to see local and California people and places through the lens of the photographer, and ponder their vision. The photographs, some ironic, some humorous, some hauntingly beautiful and all thought-provoking, compel us to reflect on the contrasts between light and dark, rural and urban, beauty and balance, texture and form. The public is invited to an Artist Reception, September 19, 3:30-5:30pm.

Art exhibit: California As We See It
September 5-October 5
Benicia Public Library
Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street

China Town, Cathy Yin
The Almighty, Lisa Franklin
Lost Islands, Lorraine Castillo
Circa 2014, Sheila Reid
Day of the Dead, Phil Lee