Decorah native to be featured in Preus Library art exhibit: Digital photography by Jason Elkins will be on display beginning Oct. 27

Strongly influenced by Dorothy Lange and her late 1930s Farm Security Administration collection, Jason Elkins works predominantly in the medium of digital photography. Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and raised in Decorah, Iowa, Elkins' work will be featured in an exhibit from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12 in Preus Library on the Luther College campus.

The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Though Elkins mainly focuses on digital photography, he has also found creative outlets in graphic design, drawing and writing. Elkins says, "The medium of photography allows me to interact not only with the source of any photograph—light—but with the unseen, to experience things of beauty that most of us don't pay attention to…it is in constant change. Every photo has myriad possibilities."            

"When I am in the camera there is rarely time for comparison, expectations or judgment. Photography allows me to capture possibility. This is why I love photography." His love of photography was fostered by his mother and the use of her 1970s Olympus OM-10. Other influences in Elkins' early interest in photography include Dan Eldon, Robert Capa, Imogen Cunningham and Mario Giacomelli.

           

Elkins' work has previously been shown at the Decorah Chamber of Commerce and featured in the magazine, Inspire[d].

           

Elkins now lives in Portland, Oregon. Contact him by email, [email protected], or call 563-202-0196, for more information on how to purchase photographs from the exhibit.   

           

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