80 years of Dearborn City Hall photos subject of museum’s May 3 lecture

Former city photographer to present historical images

DEARBORN – Noted former photographer for the city, Bruce Harkness, will host a lecture at the Dearborn Historical Museum at 7 p.m. May 3.

Harkness, the city’s photographer from 1990 to 2010, will present “Eight Decades of Photography from the City of Dearborn Archives” at the McFadden-Ross House, 915 S. Brady St.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Photographs and discussion will spotlight Dearborn City Hall from its origins as the Springwells Municipal Building in the 1920s to its recent transformation to the City Hall Artspace Lofts.

“Bruce is an award-winning photographer,” Museum Director Jack Tate said. “His shows are always extremely well-attended.”

Harkness received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and his Master of Fine Arts in photography at Wayne State University.

He is known for capturing everyday life in urban neighborhoods in Detroit, Dearborn and Hamtramck. Some of his projects include Images from the Cass Corridor (1976-1980), the Poletown Project (1981), and Urban Interiors documentary (1987-1990).

For more information about the event, contact the Dearborn Historical Museum at 313-565-3000.