If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the poignant photographs selected for the Huntington Arts Council’s new show must speak volumes about the world we live in.

“The Human Condition” is the title of this powerful collection now on display at the Main Street Gallery in Huntington.

The opening reception is on Friday, Feb. 3., from 6-8 p.m. at 213 Main St., Huntington. This event is free and open to the public.

The juried show of color and black and white photographs by 34 artists will run through Feb. 25. Marc Josloff, president of the Long Island Center of Photography, was the juror who made the final selection.

“On the walls of the Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery, we now interact with fellow humans from different cultures around the world or from the confines of our backyards…even from the depths of our own minds!” Josloff said in a statement about the exhibit. “I am honored to have been able to receive so many brilliant photographic images to pore through. In the process, I’ve been moved greatly, and I’m confident that everyone who sees this exhibition will be impacted the same way.”

Just a sampling of images reveals the wide range of work, from James Dima’s photo of an elderly man and a younger woman sitting outside a café reading to Joan Weiss’s close-up of a wiry barefoot man cutting a reed with a scythe.

A Long Island native, Josloff has a diverse artistic background himself. He’s taught painting at the National Art League, and has judged painting and photographic exhibitions across the New York metropolitan region. He’s also won recognition for his painting and photography. In 2004, Artist’s Magazine selected him as one of 11 “Artists to Watch.”

You can see what caught Josloff’s discerning eye on the walls of the Main Street Gallery.

The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, go to www.huntingtonarts.org

Photo shown here is “Dignity” by Joan Weiss, now at the Main Street Gallery.

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