Radiant or Ravaged

A photo exhibit


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BRWC has partnered with Utah State University Department of Art and Design’s photography students to create an exhibit about the Radiant beauty or Ravaged impacts of our Bear River watershed.

The exhibit will open in downtown Logan, Utah at the Thatcher-Young Mansion (43 South Main St.) Friday, April 11, 2014 through Earth Day April 22. There will be an opening reception at 6:00 p.m.

We have engaged both amateur and professional photographers to take a close look at our local watershed—a place that sustains life—with a different “eye.” Not only to see the beauty but also to look the other direction toward the impacts from human activities that may not be beneficial to the environment, the watershed, or human health.

The images have been juried by Utah State University assistant professor of photography Carsten Meier (bio) and professional fine art and nature photographer Howie Garber (bio).

The exhibit will includes ten historical images of the Bear River watershed provided by the Merrill-Cazier Library’s Special Collections at Utah State University. BRWC also has 12 images both radiant and ravaged from their archives.

  • Juror’s Choice Announced. . . . by April 10
  • Exhibition Dates. . . . . . . . . . . .April 11-22
  • Opening Reception. . . . . . . . . .April 11
  • Closes Earth Day. . . . . . . . . . .  April 22

*Dates subject to change

Below are some examples from BRWC’s archives.


A storm lingers over the Clarkston Mountains and reflects in the Bear River.


Cherry Peak bathes in the final warm glow of a setting sun.


Rusted cars line the bank of the Bear River near Benson Marina.


An abandoned travel trailer is being used for target practice in Providence Canyon. In the background, scars from illegal hill climbing.



A dead cow floats in the Bear River near the Benson Marina.