The Bay State Exhibit

The Library is pleased to be presenting the work of nationally known photographer Mark Chester. His traveling exhibit, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape –Photographs Of New Americans, is on display from October 1 to November 29, 2021. The exhibit was made possible by the Georgetown Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The exhibit is available to view during our library hours.

Mark Chester’s powerful photographs showcase Massachusetts newest citizens, who hail from195 countries and territories around the globe. Through Mark Chester’s lens, viewers can share and celebrate the richness of the Baystate’s cultural heritage. The project supports the mission of MIRA, the largest coalition in New England promoting
the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. For further info on the project, log on to

Chester attended naturalization ceremonies across the state to personally meet some of the hundreds of individuals who have become America’s newest citizens and residents of the Bay State. Mark’s long career has taken him across the Globe, with photographs that have appeared in Time, and Newsweek among a host of other national publications. He was the photographer for Charles Kuralt’s book Dateline America.