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Every Picture Has to Tell a Story

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Denny remembers his father, Lew, frequently telling him “Remember Dennis, every picture has to tell a story.” “The Dakan Perspective: Over a Century of Father & Son Photography” exhibit tells over a 100 years of stories by the father and son photographers. Lew and Denny Dakan documented Weld County and northern Colorado in photos that range from aerial views to nature scenes. A selection of those images will be on display at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., beginning March 15, 2019 and running through January 5, 2020.

Part of Lew and Denny Dakan’s storytelling include detailed notes for each photograph. Their written words will accompany each of the 46 photographs in the exhibit. The earliest photograph showcased in the exhibit was taken when Lew and his father Albert Dakan visited a mining operation west of Loveland in 1917. One hundred years later, his son Denny shot the most recent image in the exhibit. Also on display will be four antique cameras and used to capture many of the photographs on exhibit.

Some Weld residents may actually have a Dakan photograph in their home. Lew was a wedding photographer in Weld County for more than 30 years. The Greeley History Museum houses over 1500 Lew Dakan photographs in its collections. Additional images can be accessed at the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center on the lower level of the downtown museum.

For more information about the exhibit, visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

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Release Date:
Feb 25, 2019

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Communication and Engagement Department
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Christina.Wiles@greeleygov.com

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