From the Lewiston Sun-Journal ENCORE section, June 14, 2002:

Enduring marriages

LEWISTON - New York City photographer Robert Fass' exhibit of photos of long-married couples in America, "As Long As We Both Shall Live," opens Saturday, June 15, at the Creative Photographic Arts Center of Maine.

This work elevates Fass to new heights in his quest about why two individuals go through a variable lifetime of giving, receiving, sharing and adoring each other, according to a spokesman for the center.  Few photographers of this day can equal Fass' sensitivity, respect, wonderment and love for his subjects, according to the spokesman.  His photographs run a gamut of emotions seldom felt or delivered by photographs.

His abilities to capture life at its most vulnerable moments will no doubt conjure up thoughts and emotions of our parents and grandparents.

These photographic prints will tug at your senses and make you ask yourself, "When was the last time I called home?"

Fass refuses to let us believe that there is a certain age when all is done.  Quite the contrary, he presents a celebration of life.

It's one that leaves us wanting to know more of our own past, knowing full well that life and memory are intertwined, sometimes faint and other times very vivid.

Fass succeeds at giving us the ultimate slice of Americana, that together, "As long as we both shall live," as spoken in nuptial vows, nothing is impossible, now or ever.

"As Long as We Both Shall Live" will run from June 15 through Aug. 30.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The art center is in the Bates Mill complex, 59 Canal St.

For further information, people can call (207) 782-1369.

2002 Lewiston Sun-Journal