When I'd asked her if she'd seen it yet, Christine Stuart from CT News Junkie raved about the exhibit, so I decided to help publicize it. Click the image above to enlarge it and get an idea of the portraits exhibited.
From a press release:
Stamford Photographer Tim Coffey has photographed 55 of the state’s leading politicians for a photography exhibit that will open Monday, March 1st at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford . The title of the exhibit is "The Art of Politics". Included in the exhibit is Connecticut’s full Congressional delegation and many of the state’s leaders from both political parties.The exhibit runs from now through March 12th. The LOB is open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm. (It is not open on weekends this time of year.) The exhibit is hung in the Upper Concourse, the long corridor which connects the LOB to the Capitol building.
Dodd, Fedele, Lieberman, McKinney , Blumenthal, Cafero, Bysiewicz, McMahon, Malloy, Weicker, and Lamont are just some of the politicians Coffey photographed. (See below for the full list of those who participated.)
Over a three month span, Coffey made repeated trips to Hartford and traveled to various towns and cities throughout the state to take the portraits. Each politician is dramatically lit against a black background. Unique to this exhibit, Coffey asked each politician questions about today’s political landscape. A quote from each is included with each portrait.
There is a stand alone website for the exhibit: www.coffeyphoto.com. This is a way for more people to see the exhibit who might have a tough time traveling to Hartford.