More Than Just a Pretty Picture

Gary Samson, NH’s seventh Artist Laureate, and art historian Inez McDermott explore how New Hampshire Now (and Then) fits in with other documentary photography projects in American history, when photographers like Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, and Dorothea Lange captured images that both reflected and defined their eras. Samson and McDermott explore recurring themes that emerged during the project and delve into the myriad ways that a subject or event can be interpreted by different artists.

This event is funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant. For more information, visit

Tickets are free for members of the NH Historical Society and $7 for the public.

Event Details


Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00pm


30 Park Street
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

NH Historical Society

Contact Info:

Elizabeth Dubrulle, 603-856-0604 or