Dennis L. Hughes Amish Photo Exhibition (Lancaster County & More)

Last year we noted an exhibition of photographs by Dennis L. Hughes, who captured thousands of images of Amish life. This exhibition, at Elizabethtown College (Lancaster County, PA) has returned, and is currently running until August 4th.

If you’d like to view the collection here’s more on how to do that, along with a link to the online exhibition:

Amish Life in Focus: The Dennis L. Hughes Photographs of the Amish

Elizabethtown College, High Library, IDEA Lab

In 2014, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania photographer Dennis L. Hughes donated his collection of over 18,000 images of Amish life and culture to the College’s Hess Archives. The collection features images of Amish communities throughout the United States with a special emphasis on the Amish of Lancaster County. This exhibition showcases a selection of recently digitized materials from the Hughes collection and an oral history interview with Hughes. Curated by Emily Erdlen ’23 and Archivist Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, the exhibition is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The physical exhibition is accompanied by an online exhibition available at https://jayscholar.etown.edu/exhibit/hughes-photographs-of-the-amish/. The exhibit is open all hours that the High Library is open. For current hours see https://etown.libcal.com/.

The curators have also shared a few more sample images, which you can see on this page.

I’ll also re-post this interview with Dennis on his photography and experiences with the Amish in places around the country:

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