CSU, Chico News

Photographer Byron Wolfe Presents Recent Work

Date: 10-11-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

Professor Byron Wolfe will present “Narrative Photography: Personal Stories of Time, Change, People and Place” on Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. in Holt Hall 170. Wolfe received both a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and California State University, Chico’s David W. and Helen E. F. Lantis Professorship in 2009, which helped support his work following in the footsteps of a renowned 19th century photographer.

Wolfe, Department of Communication Design, will be joined for the presentation by project collaborator Professor Scott Brady, Department of Geography and Urban Planning. They’ll tell stories about their travels to Guatemala and Panama to revisit the sites where Eadweard Muybridge took hundreds of photos between 1875 and 1876.

For nearly 20 years, Wolfe has been creating photographs that are a unique combination of scholarly research, creative expression and personal narrative. Whether locating and re-photographing iconic historic photographs in Western or Central America, contemplating the breadth and meaning of visual representation in places such as the Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park, or making quiet observations of his family and life in Chico, his pictures are engaging, animated and deeply personal.

This event is free and open to the public. More information on Wolfe’s photographic work can be found on his website at http://www.byronwolfe.com/.