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Images by Allyson Ely Exhibited at Decode Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 8/11/2023

inclusion in the Beyond the Lens Exhibition at the Decode Gallery in Tucson.  Decode had a broad call for entry:  photographic work in any niche – nature, portraits, documentary, still life – giving photographers the freedom to submit with no constraint, like the Open category in PACC competitions.  Holly Hart, gallery director for Decode, was the juror.  The exhibition will run from August 12 through September 2, and the opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 12, from 5 to 8 pm.  The images in the exhibition can be viewed online at

Allyson says about Flight:  This was photographed from a window on the second tier at Fort Point.  I was struck by the thick fog hugging the pier, the shaft of light that illuminated one windsurfer, and the wonderful moment when all three surfers were upright and aligned.

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Allyson Ely:  Flight

And about Building Unknown:  While photographing at Pier 90, a translucent, rectangular plane floating above the shadow of a small shack and ladder caught my attention.  I looked unsuccessfully for the source of the image; and although I’ve returned often, this shadow image remains a mystery.

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Allyson Ely:  Pier 90

Decode Gallery is located in a historic neighborhood near the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson and is dedicated to giving fine art photographers the opportunity to show their work.





Decode Gallery:

  320 South Convent Avenue

  Tucson, AZ 85701

  (520) 369-2441


Beyond the Lens Exhibition:

  August 12 – September 2

  Gallery hours:  Saturday, 12 to 4 pm

  Online gallery:

  Opening reception:  August 12, 5 to 8 pm