Monday, January 2, 2012



Photographs by Ely Dennis

WHEN: January 2-26; Meet the Photographer Reception:  Sunday, January 8, 1-3 PM
Waltuch Gallery, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION: free and open to the community. For more information contact Ophrah Listokin, Waltuch Gallery Director, at 201.408.1408 or visit the JCC website at
Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 10 PM; Friday and Sunday, 9 AM – 4 PM; closed Saturday and Jewish holidays.

Smoke gets in your eyesThe photographs in this exhibit are mostly high resolution archival black and white images, printed on metallic paper, that capture unique images—or “Points of View”—of people, buildings and landscapes, taken in New York City, Rockland County, Asbury Park, Southern California and Canada.

“I really enjoy street photography, where I can walk through neighborhoods, observing people, buildings and settings that allow me to capture images that make a statement about that particular area or person,” says Ely Dennis. “I particularly like the effects I achieve in black and white on metallic paper, because I believe it gives me a chance to express what I really see in the subject and adds texture and a certain amount of mystery to the images as well. I hope my viewers feel the same, as my hope is to always look deeply into the subjects I am trying to capture. However, when a subject really calls out for color, I don’t hesitate to use it, and some pieces in this exhibit are in color.”

Mr. Dennis, born in the Bronx, has been living in Tenafly/Englewood area for more than 40 years. A semi-retired businessman, who has enjoyed a long career in the Hair Salon industry, Mr. Dennis has been a photographer for over 30 years. Skilled in both film and digital photography, his passion for the art started at a very young age, when receiving a basic Kodak camera as a present from his family. He has since become a semi-professional, with his work displayed in many New York and New Jersey exhibits.