Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

County College of Morris in Randolph is hosting a photography exhibit by Morris County Freeholder Jack Schrier and his wife, Elizabeth Gee, through Oct. 23 in the Art Gallery of the Masten Library.

Although married for 35 years, Schrier and Gee say their exhibit demonstrates that they see life through different lenses.

Schrier has been a photographer since he was 10 years old, using “box” and “bellows” cameras and developing and printing his own pictures in a make-shift basement darkroom. His film medium was black-and-white, and his photographs have been published in such publications as New York Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and the Saturday Evening Post.

Elizabeth Gee got her start in photography at a Manhattan ad agency, where her assignments included photo shoots for Hallmark Cards. She especially enjoyed taking personal portraits, and had the opportunity to photograph a bevy of celebrities and literary figures from Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and newsman Chet Huntley to Margaret Truman.

She was on hand when Jimmy Carter won the New Hampshire primary that firmly launched him on his road to the presidency, and her portrait of him on that day put her into consideration as official White House photographer. Unlike her husband, Gee prefers to shoot colorful images.

A reception to meet the photographers will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in the Art Gallery of the Masten Library on the CCM campus.