Long Summer Days

Nolan Streitberger

August 30 – September 28, 2024

Reception: Thursday, September 19, 5:30 – 7 PM

Artist Talk 6 PM


Nolan Streitberger grew up as a single child in a little home set in a small urban community. He was raised by a single father who worked during the day and was an artist in the evenings. Now, Streitberger is a stay at home father, and an artist, helping to raise my daughter, Haley.

Long Summer Days is a photo essay that follows Haley’s journey through childhood as she struggles with the boredom of living as a single child in the same small home where Streitberger grew up. She lives a nearly device free lifestyle, which leads her to explore the world and envelop herself in her imagination and creativity. These images include subtle undertones and rich metaphors that disrupt stereotypes of girls, while highlighting Haley’s delightfully unconsciousness strength, independence, defiance, and playfulness.


Nolan Streitberger is an artist in Albany Oregon working in the medium of photography. He first learned photography while attending Oregon State University’s JumpstART program, a pre-college of the arts for high school students. Nolan holds degrees in Graphic Design and Digital Imaging & Prepress Technologies. It wasn’t until he and his wife had their daughter and Nolan was laid off from his graphic design job at Hewlett Packard that he rediscovered himself as an artist. He utilizes digital photography, film, and alternative process shooting with the wet plate collodion, the photographic process from the 1850’s, on an antique wooden large format view camera.

Streitberger was selected as a Critical Mass 2023 finalist with his ongoing project “Oregon’s Trail of Tears”. Nolan has previously been featured in Musee Magazine, Der Spiegel, Bento, ZEITjUNG, Flavorwire, Edge of Humanity Magazine, and SHOTS Magazine and has been selected for recognition by the Smithsonian Photography Awards and the Palm Springs Photo Festival. He has exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland Oregon, Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury Vermont, and LoosenArt in Millepiani Gallery in Rome Italy.

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