January 13, 2017
Please join us from 5-7pm on Friday January 13, 2017, in the BCA gallery for a closing reception of Thomas Foley's Research exhibition.
Thomas Foley is a sixty-two year old photographer, living in his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois. In 2001, he opened Foley Photo Studio in downtown Galesburg. His dad, Bill Foley, gave him his first camera and photo lesson in 1964. An avid photographer, Bill Foley opened Midwest Photo Service in 1946. Thomas, like his other seven siblings, worked sweeping the camera store floors when he was still in grade school and worked at becoming a serious photographer from a young age. He earned a BA degree in English from Coe College. He always carries at least one camera with him, not counting his iPhone. The Pentax digital SLR K-3 is his prime camera. Foley still prints black and white photographs in his basement darkroom from film taken with a variety of medium format cameras. The exhibit is dedicated to a departed friend, David Horowitz, a fantastic blues photographer, 1946-2015.