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Image by Allyson Ely Selected by the Southeast Center for Photography

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 3/29/2023

Theatre of the Absurd, an image by PACC member Allyson Ely, was selected by the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC, for inclusion in its Architecture Exhibition.  The SE Center solicited all forms of architectural imagery: urban and rural, black and white, color, analog, digital, and antique processes by photographers of all skill levels, ages, and locations.  Michael Pannier, the Founder and Director of the Southeast Center, was the juror.  The in-gallery exhibition of the 40 selected photographs will take place May 5 to 27.  The online exhibition of these wide-ranging images is currently shown at:

Allyson says:  During the pandemic, I became fascinated by the layering of images that occurred when shooting through glass windows. The reflections from behind me, superimposedon the physical objects inside the space, often resulted in highly abstract photographs such as this. Titled Theater of the Absurd, this image reminds me of a theater stage.
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Allyson Ely:  Theatre of the Absurd

Theatre of the Absurd was also selected for inclusion in Chateau Gallery’s Dream exhibition in February (, and was the Second Place winner in the Reflections special category of PACC’s February Print Competition.


The SE Center for Photography is an exhibition and educational venue promoting the art and enjoyment of fine photography.  It provides local, national, and international photographers of all skill levels the opportunity to have their work presented and enjoyed by collectors, curators, enthusiasts, and colleagues.





Southeast Center for Photography:

  116 East Broad Street

  Greenville, SC 29601



Architecture Exhibition:

    [Available right now.]

    [I think this will be its final resting place.]

  May 5 – May 27

  Opening reception:  Friday, May 5,  6 to 8 pm

  Gallery hours:  Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm