Bruce Wrighton: Through an Open Window

An exhibition that captures the lives and spiritual essence of ordinary people and places in Broome County.

Opens: February 25, 2022

Member Opening on February 24

“Through an Open Window” features photographs by Bruce Wrighton (1950 – 1988), an American Photographer and resident of Binghamton. Many of his photographs were created in the years between 1986 and 1988. The content of his work features one-time portraits of Broome County residents, street crossings, and buildings within the area.


About Bruce Wrighton

A graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in History, Bruce Wrighton continued his education in the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. For over a decade, he worked extensively as a commercial photographer in the Binghamton area, including creative and interpretive documentary projects for Roberson museum, with a specialization in folk art, architectural, and local history reportage.

Wrighton, who was born in Ithaca, New York in 1950 and died of cancer at the age of 38, captured the lives and spiritual essence of ordinary people and places in Broome County.  Aside from Roberson, his compelling photographs are represented in collections throughout the U.S and Europe, including the Pompidou Center, Paris, Goldman Sachs, Dow Jones, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Martin Margulies collection in Miami. His work has been exhibited at galleries in New York, Paris, and Hamburg, at the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig 2013, and at the Center for Photography at Lectoure, France.

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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.