KU News Release


November 19, 2012
Contact: D. Bryon Darby, Department of Design, 785-864-4401

Photographer, Guggenheim Fellow Terry Evans to speak at KU

LAWRENCE – Celebrated photographer and University of Kansas alumna Terry Evans will give a lecture on her work in conjunction with The Hallmark Design Symposium at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 in Budig Hall Room 110. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The biweekly symposium is supported by the Hallmark Corporate Foundation and presented by the KU Department of Design.

Terry Evans has photographed the prairies and plains of North America and the urban prairie of Chicago, combining both aerial and ground photography. Recent work explores a variety of subjects, from working steel mills to Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier. She has just completed a long-term project about the town of Matfield Green and the surrounding Flint Hills. She is currently photographing the North Dakota oil boom in collaboration with writer and producer Elizabeth Farnsworth.

Evans has exhibited widely including one-person shows at the Chicago Art Institute, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and The Field Museum of Natural History. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of an Anonymous Was a Woman award. Her work is in major museum collections, among them the Chicago Art Institute, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, also in Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York City.

Evan’s work has been published in seven monographs, including Terry Evans: Prairie Stories published by Radius Books. Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans. The book has just been published by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo., and released in conjunction its major retrospective exhibition of her work. It is currently showing at the Nelson-Atkins now through Jan. 20, 2013.

The Hallmark Symposium Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the Hallmark Corporate Foundation. The goal of the series is to enrich the education of KU students, in particular those from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Over the course of nearly 30 years approximately 10,000 KU students have benefited from presentations by a rich array of designers, artists and educators from all over the globe.



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