Wyoming Arts Council

Photo Kick-off Week at Northwest College

From the Billings Gazette:

The Northwest College Photography Department invites the public to a photo kick-off week that culminates in a presentation by renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell.

The week starts Sept. 8 with a 7:30 p.m. opening reception in Northwest Gallery for “Peru: A Visual Journey.”

The collection of more than 40 images was taken by NWC students in Peru during a photography field studies class earlier this year. In addition to images from Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Lima, visitors will be treated to a half-hour multimedia presentation of the trip created by Dennis Davis, an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication. It augments the exhibit with the sounds and music of the Latin American country.

“Peru: A Visual Journey” will hang in the gallery through Oct. 1. Located in the Cabre Building on campus, Northwest Gallery is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m.

Admission is free.

Abell will present a multimedia program, “The Photographic Life,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Abell has worked with the National Geographic Society since 1970 and photographed more than 20 articles on various cultural and wilderness subjects. He’s also lectured on photography and exhibited his images to audiences throughout the world.

Abell’s photography has been published in a number of books. In them, his images offer visual explorations to create a better understanding of the Mississippi River, the Lewis and Clark voyage of discovery, the Civil War, Australia, contemplative gardens and more.

In 1990, Eastman Kodak published a retrospective monograph of Abell’s photographs titled “Stay This Moment: The Photographs of Sam Abell.” A companion exhibit of his work was shown at New York City’s International Center of Photography in November of that year.

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