The Bill W. Photographic Collection Debut at A.I.R. Laguna

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DSC_0300The opening of a never-before-seen photo exhibit in south Laguna’s Artists in Recovery (A.I.R.) Laguna gallery attracted an eclectic crowd—ranging from local aficionados to Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.—to its June 6 opening. The exhibit showcased photos of William Wilson, better known as Bill W., the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and one of Time magazine’s most important people of the 20th century. The photo collection was discovered by local filmmaker Dan Carracino while he was researching and creating the 2012 documentary “Bill W.” Dan says he acquired the images from a gentleman who purchased them accidentally, so it was fate that connected Dan with the images, taken on a 120-millimeter camera and many of which feature Bill alongside his wife, Lois, at the historic Alcoholics Anonymous home Stepping Stones. A Portion of the proceeds from the sale of the limited-edition prints at the exhibit went to support A.I.R. The images will be on display and for sale at A.I.R. Laguna throughout the year. —K.P.


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