Photographing friends

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Valley Friendship Club member Haley Olson, left, and Photographer Dirk Anschutz get ready to take a photo.
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Dirk Anschutz, left, talks with Haley Olson about what a photographer’s expectations are while Brandon Haug waits to have his picture taken.

Valley Friendship Club members spent Monday night taking photos of each other that will be featured in an exhibit at ArtReach St. Croix from Nov. 6-16. The class was done with New York-based photographer Dirk Ansch├╝tz. Upstream Arts, Valley Friendship Club and ArtReach St. Croix,. are partnering with the aim to show the complex individuals behind young adults with disabilities in one of the latest exhibits to hit the Phipps and ArtReach. Gallery hours for the exhibit are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. (Gazette staff photos by Avery Cropp)