Monday, April 22, 2013
A gallery talk and closing reception for the current exhibition in the Bobick Gallery will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m. Pulitzer Prize finalist and photographer, Chris Walker, created the featured exhibit titled “Six Nights a Year.” The exhibition is Walker’s 22-year social documentary series exploring the coming of age for rural Midwesterners under the lights of the region’s myriad, rural county fairs.
Walker has photographed assignments for clients ranging from The Associated Press and The New York Times to Scientific American, Inc., and Camping Life magazine, where he has been the regular photography columnist for four years. In 2000, Chris and two co-workers from the Toledo Blade were Pulitzer Prize finalists for a story exposing a government cover-up responsible for the ongoing deaths of 8 percent of a company’s workforce. In 1995, the Ernst Haas Awards named Chris to their annual list of the world’s top 100 emerging photographers for his “Six Nights a Year” project.
He currently resides in Baltimore, Md., where he is an affiliate professor of art, teaching various aspects of technical photography at Loyola University Maryland.
The Bobick Gallery is located on the first floor of the humanities building and is open Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information on the Walker’s work, visit chriswalkerphoto.com.