A gallery featuring the photography of Bob Modersohn on display at Luther April 5-May 21
Featuring black and white sequential photographs taken by Bob Modersohn, the photography exhibit "Click by click" will be on display April 5-May 21 in Preus Library on the Luther College campus. A reception for Modersohn will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Hovde Room of Preus Library.
The gallery and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Printed on 6mm thick PVC plastic, the gallery features 11 black and white photo sequences taken by Modersohn during the 1970s and 1980s for The Des Moines Register.
"From a historical perspective, it was a time when video as a news and entertainment medium was just emerging," Modersohn said. "The sequences were my effort to bring a bit of movement to the still photography I was producing for news and feature newspaper pages."
Modersohn is a freelance photographer based in Lansing, Iowa, following a long career as a staff shooter, recreation reporter and Midwest travel columnist for The Des Moines Register. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature photography and was nominated six times for that award during his career. He received numerous awards from the Iowa Press Photographers Association and the Iowa Associated Press, including Iowa Press Photographer of the Year honors.
Recently, Modersohn has written and photographed stories for Living the Country Life magazine, Luther College, Chicago Tribune Sunday Travel and Decorahnews.com. When not on assignment, Modersohn shoots life and landscape photos in the Driftless Area of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.