Photography is the subject of the next slide-lecture in Utah State University's Visiting Artist Series. Nationally known artist Mark Klett will be on campus offering workshops and seminars to students in conjunction with the Department of Art.
The public is invited to Klett's presentation on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Visual (FAV) room 150. The lecture is free.Klett has exhibited nationally and had work at USU's Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on several occasions. His work deals primarily with the western landscape. He was a member of the photographic team which completed the Rephotographic Survey Project.
Project photographers returned to sites originally recorded by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Henry Jackson and others during the 19th century U.S. Geologic Survey. Specific locations of the original photographs were found and camera angles carefully duplicated by the rephotographers.
"The results of the Rephotographic Survey Project are contained in a volume titled `Second View,' " said NEH museum director Peter Briggs. "This was a landmark project and Klett's work received national recognition."
Klett is a member of the photography collaborative faculty in the School of Art at Arizona State University. He holds an advanced degree in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a geology degree from St. Lawrence University.
The Visiting Artist Series at USU is sponsored by the Department of Art with support from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation. The series is coordinated by Alice Brown-Wagner and all lecture demonstrations are open to the public. The series features top art professionals and educators from throughout the U.S., Brown-Wagner said.
For further information on the program, contact Brown-Wagner at 750 1395.