In one of Meredith Parker's photographs on display at the Peninsula College Longhouse

In one of Meredith Parker's photographs on display at the Peninsula College Longhouse

Meredith Parker photography show opening today in Port Angeles captures history, present of Makah tribe; presentation set for Thursday

PORT ANGELES ­­— Using her camera and her heart, Meredith Parker captures the past and present of the Makah tribe, Neah Bay and the Pacific Northwest.

Starting today, a selection of her images are on public display at the Peninsula College Longhouse, the gathering place on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

All are invited to a free presentation by Parker at 2 p.m. Thursday with a reception will follow.

In addition to that event, the Longhouse art gallery is open with free admission from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

To arrange a tour at an alternate time, email longhouse@pencol.edu or phone 360-417-7992.

Parker’s photos at the Longhouse depict local and regional events, from the annual Canoe Journeys and Makah Days to weddings and other gatherings of family and friends.

Her exhibition will stay on display through August.

Parker’s photography is something she has developed over decades on the North Olympic Peninsula.

She is general manager of the Makah tribe and board president of the Makah Cultural and Research Center, aka the Makah Museum in Neah Bay.

Also among her volunteer activities is serving as vice president of the board of directors of the Potlatch Fund, a foundation that makes grants and promotes leadership development in tribal communities across the Northwest.

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