Joan Campf’s family once owned the Opera House Laundry in Portland, OR, at the site of where the Classical Chinese Gardens are now located. When the building was torn down to make room for the gardens, one of the bricks was saved and buried underneath the pergola as a memorial. I made this portrait of Joan at the Chinese Gardens as part of an exhibit that I’ll be a part of (along with 6 other Portland photographers) for the inaugural show at the beautiful new space for the Oregon Jewish Museum. The show is entitled The Shape of Time: accumulations of place and memory. The new and improved museum is located at 1953 NW Kearney St in Portland. An artists reception will be held on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 from 3-8 PM, and will be officially open to the public again on Sunday, December 20th.