A new exhibit of photographs by Kevin Fleming will kick off the season of events at the Historic Odessa Foundation.

A new exhibit of photographs by Kevin Fleming will kick off the season of events at the Historic Odessa Foundation.

The nonprofit foundation hosts tours and events at an enclave of some of the First State’s finest 18th and 19th century structures, collectively known as the Historic Houses of Odessa.

“Definitely Delaware: Photographs by Kevin Fleming” opens on Saturday, April 1 and runs to July 16 in Historic Odessa Foundation’s Visitor Center Gallery. This exhibit by renowned, award-winning Delaware photographer Kevin Fleming will showcase iconic scenes from Delaware’s three counties and highlight his latest work covering the region.

A Delaware native, Kevin began his career as a newspaper photographer. He spent a decade as a photographer for National Geographic and has been recognized as America’s Best Observer by Readers Digest. His assignments have taken him into war and famine in Somalia, to the Mediterranean for a re-creation of the voyage of Ulysses, and put him on a dogsled crossing the Canadian Arctic.

Fleming has worked in 28 countries photographing subjects as diverse as the sub-atomic world of high –energy physics, and New Zealand sheep ranchers. While reporting on the Sinai Peninsula in 1981, he came under the assassins’ gunfire that killed Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. He escaped with some of the few images of that tragic moment.

The exhibit is free with admission to the Historic Houses of Odessa, on Main Street (Route 299), just east of U.S. Route 13. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (302) 378-4119 or see the website www.historicodessa.org.