Visitors Center to host ‘Biloxi’ photography exhibit

The Biloxi Visitor Center next week will host an opening reception for a month-long exhibition of works by photographer Robert Brooks.

Brooks, a New Orleans native who has been a professional freelance and art photographer for more than 40 years, settled in Biloxi in 1987.

In 1994 he volunteered to hang an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by photographer Roland Freeman at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.  That began a 15-year-plus job at the museum, where he held positions of photographer, exhibitions specialist, education outreach coordinator and curator.  He still works with the museum on occasion, helping install new exhibitions.

His Visitors Center exhibition, titled “Biloxi,” will feature some photographs that were taken before Katrina and some from today. The opening reception will be Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. His work will hang throughout October.

Says Brooks of his work: “If you ever walked on the beach here around sunset you will notice two things immediately, the variety of shore birds and the sunsets.  And, if you’ve ever been to Hiller Park on the Back Bay in West Biloxi, you can also enjoy those same birds and sunsets.”

The Biloxi Visitors Center, at 1050 Beach Blvd., is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See images from the exhibit