Freehold, NJ -- As part of its “Historically Speaking” lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association welcomed internationally-recognized photographer George Tice to speak in its exhibition gallery at the Association’s Headquarters, 70 Court Street, Freehold. The lecture focused on Mr. Tice’s Life and work from the time he began to take photographs in 1953 through 2010. The standing-room-only audience included collectors and photographers who have followed and admired his work. The event closed with a book-signing offering eleven publications of George Tice’s work.

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George Tice speaks to the Monmouth County Historical Association  
Photo:  Gary Saretzky

George Tice, a resident of Middletown, is a tenth generation New Jerseyan. He began his photography when he joined a local camera club and since then has published his work and seen it exhibited around the world. His photographs are included in over 80 public collections worldwide and his many exhibitions include one-man shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in England; and The International Center of Photography. Of his many books of photographs, the most celebrated are Fields of Peace (1970), Paterson II (1972) and George Tice: Urban Landscapes (2002). He was recently presented with the Honor Book Award from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities for Urban Landscapes.

“It was an honor to welcome Mr. Tice to the Historical Association and to have such an appreciative crowd,” commented MCHA Director Dr. Lee Ellen Griffith. The Association’s next lecture in the series will feature Michael Fowler, who has recently co-authored the book, “Lifeguards of the Jersey Shore” on May 15, 2011 at Museum Headquarters in Freehold.

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898. The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey. Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday. For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at www.monmouthhistory.org. Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.