Dawn to Derby: The Photography of Dan Dry

Honoring the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, The Gallery @ Unique Imaging Concepts is proud to present “Dawn to Derby” featuring the photography of Dan Dry, presented in partnership with PriceWeber and Chromaluxe.

The exhibition will showcase over 40 years of Dry’s photographs at the Kentucky Derby, brought to life on ChromaLuxe’s high-definition aluminum photo panels.

“Some of the photography displayed at the exhibit dates back to the very beginning of my career, with the most recent photos taken during the 2018 Kentucky Derby” said Dry. “This event will capture the entirety of my life experience as a photographer covering the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. I am honored to be selected for this exhibition and hope it will help get community members into the Derby spirit.”

Genuine RIsk wins the Kentucky Derby, 1980 (Photo by Dan Dry)

“ChromaLuxe is honored to sponsor this exhibition featuring the iconic Kentucky Derby photography from the legendary Dan Dry,” said Steve Flores, ChromaLuxe Global Brand Manager. “ChromaLuxe sponsors exhibitions across the globe, but it is rewarding to host such a tremendous exhibit in our hometown of Louisville.

“Dawn to Derby” is a family-friendly event open to the public beginning with the Opening First Friday Trolley Hop Reception on Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m., followed by the Kentucky Derby Grand Opening Reception on Friday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m.

The exhibition will be on display from April 5 until May 31 at Unique Imaging Concepts’ gallery located at 200 Distillery Commons, Suite #120.


Dan Dry is PriceWeber`s Managing Director of the Content Studio. He has won over 450 national and international photography, advertising and design awards during his career. He has been Director of the Kentucky Derby photo team for over 30 years. 2019 will mark his 41st year to photograph the Derby. Dan was recently inducted into the Communications Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Ohio University.

He was a member of the Courier-Journal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photography staff from 1976 until 1982, where he won his profession’s top honor, the National Newspaper Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association. He is the sole author of over 25 coffee table books and cookbooks. For over 20 years he served as the principal of Dan Dry & Associates, working in all phases of corporate and advertising photography shooting for Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies. Learn more at DanDry.com


PriceWeber is a full-service digital advertising agency headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. For over 50 years, PriceWeber has represented the brands that built, and are building, America. Learn more about our award-winning work at PriceWeber.com.


ChromaLuxe is the global manufacturer of premium print media, supplying high quality blank substrates for a variety of applications that require superb image quality and durability. All coatings and substrates are made in the USA with manufacturing and fabrication done in Louisville, KY. With additional locations in Belgium and Australia, ChromaLuxe serves its global customer base and provides products to more than 80 countries. To learn more about ChromaLuxe, please visit: ChromaLuxe.com.