Radiant or Ravaged
A photo exhibit
We will be excepting entries for an upcoming photo exhibit on the Bear River watershed. We encourage all photographers to research images that portrait the Radiant beauty or Ravaged impacts of our watershed and submit them for exhibit in April.
BRWC will partner with Utah State University Department of Art and Design’s photography students.
We want to engage 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 exhibit will be hung in downtown Logan, Utah at the Thatcher-Young Mansion from April 11, 2014 through Earth Day April 22. There will be both an opening and closing reception. Prints will be accepted April 4, 2014 and will be juried by Utah State University assistant professor of photography Carsten Meier (bio) and professional fine art and nature photographer Howie Garber (bio).
As part of the exhibit we will work with USU Water Quality Extension to create an online photo gallery of images collected. This will be housed on the Bear River Watershed Information System, and also include an interactive map of the watershed that has geo-referenced photos. Participants who submit photos of the watershed will also provide GPS coordinates of where the photo is from. This will allow for documentation showing areas that are radiant and other areas that have been ravaged in the watershed. This information could help us target areas that need more attention or protection.
The exhibit will include ten historical images of the Bear River watershed provided by the Merrill-Cazier Library’s Special Collections at Utah State University. BRWC will also exhibit images from their archives.
During the spring of 2014, Stokes Nature Center will host photographic programs. This will include Brian Greene with Utah Water Watch. He will demonstrate citizen science projects that use apps to document nature like plants and animals. He will highlight a couple of smartphone apps that use photos to collect scientific data on nature.
If you’re interested in volunteering or for more information contact USU photography student Beth Hansen. For information about the Bear River Watershed visit the Bear River Watershed Information System.
- March 24 – April 4: Prints delivered to USU students
- April 11: Opening reception during Logan City’s Gallery Walk
- April 22: Earth Day closing reception
Send the prints to:
Utah State University/Fine Arts Visual
c/o Beth Hansen
4000 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-4000
If dropping the print(s) off follow these directions to campus and the Department of Art and Design.
Below are some examples from BRWC’s archives.