Photographer Tony Hayden will display an exhibit of his street photography beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, at The Lobby Restaurant, 661 Main St., Lebanon.

The Lobby will host a reception for Hayden 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. The program includes light refreshments and a question-and-answer session with the Lebanon artist.

Most of the photos featured in the exhibit are black and white. Many of them are being publicly shown for the first time.

Hayden's extensive background in photography includes working with his father, Robert M. Hayden, past owner of the Lebanon Express newspaper; serving as a public information specialist and photographer in the United States Army; attending the Brooks Institute of Photography; taking a course with renowned photographer W. Eugene Smith; and working as chief photographer for the Albany Democrat-Herald newspaper.

Hayden then traveled across the U.S. and Mexico, including a trip through the South to photograph blues and rock festivals, including Woodstock. Over the next 15 years he traveled through Europe and South Asia before returning to the States where he lived among the Suquamish Tribe in western Washington.

In 1985, he came back to Lebanon where he opened Aloha Photographic Studio and Gallery.

The Lobby Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Lobby can be reached at 541-258-1597.

To see more of Hayden's photography, visit http://www.proaxis.com/~thayden/, or if interested in to purchasing his work, contact him at 541-258-6112.

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