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Soap gallery displays ‘Noir’ photography

The photography exhibition “Altered Noir” opens Friday at Youngstown’s Soap Gallery.

“We wanted to put together a photography show that was not just generalized photography,” gallery co-owner Stephen Poullas said. “We wanted it to kind of have a specificity. I really enjoy the look of film and wanted to put together a show based on digital images modified to look in the noir style or using film photography as the basis for the show.”

Nearly 50 works by 16 artists will be displayed. About half of the work was shot on film and the other half is digital.

“There’s a lot of black and white in the show,” Poullas said. “I have three images that are black and white that I shot on film in the show. If you work with photography, you can tell if something is a film photograph. There’s a lot more contrast. It definitely has a different look to it.”

In addition to Poullas, participating artists include Joyce Newell, Nikki Puccini, Shannon Fee, Ashley Dillon, Noah Smedley, Saundra Lynne, Jeffery Puccini, Dovey Wovey, James Shuttic, Diane Beatty, Tommy Myers, Aaron Newell, Monica Rojas, George Nelson and Abby Rose.

An opening reception is planned 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and the work will be on display through July 29.

If you go …

WHAT: “Altered Noir”

WHEN: Friday through July 29 with opening reception 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

WHERE: Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown

HOW MUCH: Admission is free. For more information, go to soapgalleryyo.com and 330-240-0723.

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