Judith Joy Ross Photography at Davison Art Center

Photographer Judith Joy Ross speaks about her portraits during the show's opening reception March 26 in the Davison Art Center.

Photographer Judith Joy Ross speaks about her portraits during the show's opening reception March 26 in the Davison Art Center.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth and his wife, Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters, listen to Ross's talk. By using a large large format, 8x10-inch inch view camera, Ross creates luminous portraits of ordinary people.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth and his wife, Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters, listen to Ross's talk. By using a large large format, 8x10-inch inch view camera, Ross creates luminous portraits of ordinary people.

The audience listens to Ross's talk during the show's opening reception. Ross include photographs from three decades of photographing public school children, visitors to the Vietnam Memorial and contemporary protesters against the Iraq War.

The audience listens to Ross's talk during the show's opening reception. Ross included photographs from three decades of photographing public school children, visitors to the Vietnam Memorial and contemporary protesters against the Iraq War.

At left, Bill Johnston, chair and professor of history, professor of East Asian studies, professor of science in society and tutor in the College of Social Studies, and Clare Rogan, curator of the Davison Art Center and adjunct assistant professor of art history, applaud Ross's talk.

At left, Bill Johnston, chair and professor of history, professor of East Asian studies, professor of science in society and tutor in the College of Social Studies, and Clare Rogan, curator of the Davison Art Center and adjunct assistant professor of art history, applaud Ross's talk.

Photographs is open to the public and free of charge. The Davison Art Center is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (Photos by Alexandra Portis '09)

Judith Joy Ross: Photographs is open to the public and free of charge. The Davison Art Center is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (Photos by Alexandra Portis '09)