Supporting the Arts on First Night

First Night Town Photo Archive

This Year’s Town Photo

Photo by Spencer Kennard
A deep-zoom picture
can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.

The Town Photo has been a First Night Chatham tradition since First Night 1995 (December 31st, 1994), the third First Night in Chatham. The first Town Photo was taken at Lighthouse Beach, with the photographer looking down at the people on the beach, some of whom were forming the letters CHATHAM at the front of the crowd. From the next year onward, the Town Photo was taken at the Chatham Lighthouse.

The Town Photo event kicks off First Night Chatham at noon each year on December 31st. Surprisingly, there is snow on the ground in only five of the pictures below.

Click any of the photos below to view a larger image. In recent years, since First Night 2011, the Town Photo has been photographed in very high resolution, which is used to create a “deep-zoom” picture. These deep-zoom pictures can be viewed on the individual Town Photo pages that are accessed by clicking photos on this page.

1994-1995

1995-1996



1996-1997

1997-1998



1998-1999

1999-2000



2000-2001



2001-2002

Town Photo

Special Flags Town Photo



2002-2003

Photo by Dave Murdoch

2003-2004

Photo by Dave Murdoch


2004-2005

Photo by Dave Murdoch

2005-2006

Photo by Jennifer Eldredge Stello


2006-2007

Photo by Jennifer Eldredge Stello

2007-2008

Photo by Jennifer Eldredge Stello


2008-2009

Photo by Jennifer Eldredge Stello

2009-2010

Photo by Jennifer Eldredge Stello


2010-2011

Photo by Danni Krash
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.

2011-2012

Photo by John Rolf
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.


2012-2013

Photo by Mark McGrath
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.

2013-2014

Photo by Chris Detraglia
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.


2014-2015

Photo by Mark McGrath
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.

2015-2016

Photo by Brandon Detraglia
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.


2016-2017

Photo by Spencer Kennard
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.

2017-2018

Photo by Spencer Kennard
A deep-zoom picture can be viewed on the next page;
click the image above to proceed.