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Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Sunday, November 17th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

All Day

Fine Forgiveness Program

  • Location: Cravens 4th floor
  • Time: All Day

WKU Libraries is accepting non-perishable food items and toiletries to benefit the WKU Food Pantry in exchange for overdue library fines. 

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Lady Topper Basketball vs. Central Michigan

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Lady Toppers vs. Central Michigan

More about Lady Topper Basketball

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Scholarship Workshop for High School Seniors

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Department of Student Financial Assistance at WKU is hosting a Scholarship Workshop for college-bound high school seniors. This free event will take place on WKU’s campus on Sunday, November 17, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. CST at Jody Richards Hall, Room 166 (Auditorium).  Students who attend this workshop will be entered into a drawing for one $500 WKU Scholarship. Any student who is planning to OR is interested in attending WKU in Fall 2020 can attend this Scholarship Workshop.  For more information about this event, call 270-745-2755 or send an email to scholarships@wku.edu.


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tina Logsdon

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tina Logsdon

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

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