Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - A new exhibit of western photography will open today at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp the Second Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

“Red Desert, Green Prairie, Blue Sky: Photographing the West” features landscapes from the Red Desert of Wyoming, the prairie of Central Kansas, and the Llano Estacado of northwest Texas and eastern New Mexico.

Museum director Peter Nguyen says that he was attracted to the exhibit because he thought that it would resonate with people in this area.

“These are newer photographs. Texas Tech actually commissioned six photographers to document the impact of history, culture, and geography of those areas. Basically what they are doing is recording the impact of human settlement on these large, mainly untouched landscapes,” Nguyen said.

The exhibit will be on display through August 14.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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