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Monday, September 17, 2012

Speaking Light Presents: John Holmngren

Join us for the School of Communication's artist lecture series Speaking Light on Friday the 28th in the JVH Auditorium in Thayer Hall. We are starting the year with photographer John Holmgren, whose personal and layered work explores connections to and experiences of place, landscape, environment, time and memory. 

"Growing up in the Pacific Northwest and having a father who was an educator, we traveled a lot during the summer, mostly in North America. These travels instilled in me a wanderlust, which draws me to explore the landscape from a visual and research point of view. Travel also helped create my interest in our connections to and interactions with the environment that sustains us. Photography allows me to record and collect the visual images needed for my work."

Originally from Lakewood, Washington, John Holmgren received his Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington University in 2004, and in 2007 received his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2010 he accepted a position at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has been awarded many grants and awards. Holmgren has taught a variety of photography, mixed media and printmaking courses at numerous institutions, including the University of Minnesota, College of Visual Arts, University of Oregon, Prescott College and Wright State University. He is also an active member of the Society for Photographic Education and the College Art Association.

To see more of his projects, check out his website

The lecture will begin at 6PM on Friday September 28 in the JVH Auditorium located on the 2nd Floor of Thayer Hall (201 Wood Street) on Point Park’s Campus.

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