Photographer Ross to lecture at Alaska State Museum

Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

Richard Ross, the juror for the "Alaska Positive" statewide photographic competition and exhibition, will discuss his own work and photographic experiences in a lecture at the Alaska State Museum at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8. The starting time for the lecture has been moved up from 7 p.m. to accommodate those wishing to attend the Alaska Folk Festival.

Ross is an internationally-known photographer from Santa Barbara, Calif., where he teaches at the University of California. He has photographed for Time, Newsweek, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, and other magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and in Europe. He is also the principal photographer for the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles and is documenting the institute's work in Central America, Tunisia and China.

The state museum sponsors Alaska Positive every two years to highlight the best work being done in the state by Alaska photographic artists. Award-winners and photographers included in this year's exhibit will be announced shortly by the museum.

The exhibit will open at the museum on May 7. Beginning in the fall, it will travel to other museums in the state.

Hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 465-2901.

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