TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – The Great Falls Discover Center, located in Turners Falls, is having an art exhibit in January by a local autistic photographer who is telling a story from his unique perspective.

Joe R. Parzych of Gill is a freelance photojournalist for The Montague Reporter and a national trade-farm magazine called Country Folks. The art exhibit, titled Photo Beat, Past and Present: Moving Forward in Time, Capturing of the Moment presents Joe’s passion for local history and community.

Joe started under his grandfather Joseph A. Parzych in Gill. Ever since Joe had a passion that fueled his work in journalism. This exhibit is related to the Smithsonian’s exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America.

It will be on display through January 29 at 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. The Great Falls Discover Center is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.