LINDSBORG — A special exhibition of photographs by Stan Reimer of Pratt, will open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on June 16, and will continue through July 22.

The artist will be available to greet the public on the opening day from 1 to 3 p.m.

At the age of 12, Reimer began taking photographs with an adjustable camera.

He continued developing as a photographer for many years while receiving degrees in psychology and music education from Bethel College in Newton and Wichita State University. He founded Stan Reimer Photography, LTD and the Photography Gallery in Pratt in 1976. As a photographer, his accomplishments are many and he currently serves as the Executive Director of the Vernon Filley Art Museum in Pratt.

Reimer has exhibited his photographs in galleries throughout Kansas and has works displayed in the International Photography Hall of Fame in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. In addition to his other activities, Reimer has also specialized in custom archival framing for 37 years.

Regarding his work, Reimer writes, "Photography is my professional life – that’s what keeps me going each day. I believe everyone needs to be creative at something. Being creative adds meaning to life."

"My approach to creating a photograph is called previsualization. When I prepare to make a photograph I have a finished image in my mind's eye. But cameras have limitations when compared to what the eye sees. I must control the camera and post-production so that I capture the image the way I envisioned it. Cameras capture images – photographers make photographs."

The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 N. First Street in Lindsborg. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Gallery is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Docent tours for groups are available by two-week advance appointment. For more information about Birger Sandzén, the Gallery, and these exhibitions visit the website sandzén.org or telephone 785-227-2220.