Clemens Gallery

The Photography of Susan Hagstrom: Abandoned

November 2  - November 29

As a photographer, I am inspired by the world around me. Sometimes this has included
far away and exotic places but more often than not, it includes the city streets, wooded
paths and sandy shorelines that exist close to my home. I purchased my first 35 mm SLR
camera when I was living in Bavaria, Germany and was inspired by the country’s
beautiful landscape. My goal is always two-fold; to relate a connection to a subject that I
felt when I took the photograph and to inspire the viewer to develop his or her own
connection to the image.

This collection includes mostly architectural studies in various stages of decay. I was
inspired to explore this topic after participating in a workshop that took place in the
historic mills of Lawrence, Ma. Both “The Green Door” and “May God Bless” were
taken there. A trip to a pastoral farm in Williamstown provided the backdrop for “Paned”
and “Abandoned.” Both “Paned” and “May God Bless” were juried into the 2018 North
River Arts Fest Photography show.

Susan is very active in the South Shore Camera Club and in addition to photography she coaches tennis at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. Her award winning images have been accepted to many local juried competitions, including the Duxbury Winter Juried Show, the South Shore Art Center Arts Fest and the Plymouth Guild’s Fine Art of Photography show.

Susan is available for events, portraits and real estate photography. Her work can be seen at Gallery Nantasket in Hull. Born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, Susan graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Susan lived in Hingham for 20 years with her husband and three children before moving to Hull.

Not Gone But Forgotten Photograph

2018 Clemens Gallery Schedule

  • December 1 - January 3, 2019: Robert O' Malley

Application to Exhibit

The Clemens gallery is accepting applications for exhibiting in 2018. Currently, the Dolphin Gallery is booked for the 2018 season. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Clemens Gallery, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: