Peoria physician and photographer Dr. Elsburgh Clarke has spent the last five years chronicling the lives of Peoria firefighters on the job. The result of all that work are two books and a show at the Picture This gallery in Peoria Heights.
Clarke, a doctor with years of emergency room experience, started with a simple ride along and it blossomed into a big project that encompassed over 10,000 images. The Journal Star has a nice write-up about the experience and you can attend the artist’s reception Friday night, May 7, from 6pm to 8pm at the gallery, 4607 N. Prospect Road in the Heights. The exhibit itself runs until June 15.