'Eyes on Idaho' Statesman photo exhibit opens on First Thursday

June 4, 2014 

Police remove a man from an air show at the Boise Airport in 1938.

Police remove a man from an air show at the Boise Airport in 1938.

EVERETT "SHORTY" FULLER — Provided by Idaho State Historical Society.

The summer of 2014 marks the Idaho Statesman's first 150 years of telling local stories: A big part of that storytelling is visual. A new exhibition, "Eyes on Idaho: The Best of Statesman Photojournalism," features 94 photographs by generations of Statesman photographers. The works capture oft-surprising views of local life and residents from across the social spectrum, including fashion models, old men with bait cans, short-order cooks and politicians.

The oldest photo dates to the 1920s. The most recent photos, including Kyle Green's mind-boggling image of the 2013 supermoon over Table Rock, will be familiar to Statesman readers.

The exhibition opens with a party, naturally: 5 p.m. Thursday at the Boise City Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St. in Boise. Light refreshments and live music by Bear and Hippo from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. are part of the deal. Poster-sized prints from the exhibition will be available to buy. The exhibition will hang through July 26.

Canvas printings and image posters also are available for purchase online.

Will you see ... photographs of circus performers behind the scenes, the aftermath of the Teton Dam disaster, figures that look like characters from a Steinbeck novel, and triathletes braving the frigid waters of Lucky Peak? You will.

More birthday celebrating: The Idaho Statesman is recounting the paper's Top 50 stories every day though July 6. Readers will be able to vote on the Top 10 when the series concludes. Read more at IdahoStatesman.com/150years.

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