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Photographer offers lecture at OU
Photographer offers lecture at OU

A nationally known photographer will be speaking to students and visitors at a local art museum later this week.

Becky Senf, Ph.D., the Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for  Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and at the Phoenix  Art Museum, will deliver a public lecture titled “Contemporary Trends in  Western Photography,” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Mary Eddy and  Fred Jones Auditorium of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., in  the OU Arts District.

The illustrated lecture is open to the public with no  admission charge and is presented by the OU School of Art and Art History’s  Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, as part  of the Merkel Family Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series.

Based on her experiences with established and emerging photographers, Dr.  Senf will identify trends that are both meaningful and vital in understanding  contemporary photography of the American West.  

Past photography exhibitions curated by Senf include: Debating Modern Photography: the Triumph of Group f/64; Richard Avedon: Photographer of Influence; Human Nature: the Photographs of Barbara Bosworth; Edward Weston: Mexico; Odyssey: the Photographs of Linda Connor; Charting the Canyon: Photographs by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe; Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture; Exposing Time: Capturing Change With Photography and Ansel Adams: Discoveries. 

Senf has also served as a photographic reviewer or juror for portfolio review events such as Review Santa Fe, Houston’s FotoFest, Photolucida’s Critical Mass and PhotoAlliance’s Our World and she actively attends photography conferences and fairs including events sponsored by the Society for Photographic Education and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.

Founded in 1998, the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West is the first such university-based program in the nation. The center is dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in the field of American art history as it relates to the western United States. 

Through its resource holdings, national symposia, lecture series, course offerings and outreach programs, the Russell Center actively engages students and the public in developing a better understanding of, and appreciation for, 19th- and 20th-century Euro-American and Native American artistic traditions. 

Special focus is given to the art of Charles M. Russell and his contemporaries.  For more information on the Russell Center, visit the resources section of art.ou.edu.

For accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 325-5939.

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