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Alice Newton, Mary Jo Bennett and Paula Tremba will present their photographs in an upcoming exhibit, “Three Visions,” at Evolve this weekend. Toni Milbourne

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Three friends, who are also photographers, are teaming up to present a diverse photographic exhibition at Evolve in Shepherdstown.

Paula Tremba, Mary Jo Bennett and Alice Newton will each bring a different but complementary perspective to the exhibition.

“We try to complement each other, but also to do something individual and unique for us. We are three photographers with three very different visions of the world”, she said, as the trio explained how the name of the exhibition, “Three Views” reflects this concept.

Tremba will present photos of flora, including flowers frozen in ice. In addition to the photographs that will be available for purchase, she will be selling her imposed photos on cards, tote bags, mugs and other giveaways.

In this exhibition, Bennett focuses on black and white photography, as well as infrared.

“It’s a challenge for me to do so much in black and white”, she said, adding that her work will also be available for purchase and offered on coasters, as well as in other forms. “Although I am primarily a nature, travel and color macro photographer, I have recently discovered a great attraction to the drama and mystery of black and white and infrared images.”

Newton completes the exhibition with her abstract photos, which she describes as “artful abstracts.”

“These are summaries of photos that I took and in processing I turned them into something different,” she says.

In addition to prints, Newton will sell ceramic and metal ornaments, as well as puzzles created from images of his work.

All three photographers are members of the Jefferson County Photography Club, as well as the Frederick Camera Click Club in Maryland.

According to Newton, the idea for the exhibit came about after Tremba did an exhibit at Evolve last year.

“She was inspiring” says Newton.

Tremba then decided she wanted to hold an exhibition again this year, but with a twist.

“I chose my best friends to show off their wonderful photos,” Tremba said.

A reception will be held tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., with music provided by Tremba’s daughter, Jade. The exhibition is open today and tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will be open on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.