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Photographer Rob Gerhardt to speak at Convocation event Oct. 10

Robert Gerhardt Photography
Robert Gerhardt Photography

Award-winning photographer Robert Gerhardt’s portfolio “Drive Safely” is currently on exhibit at Virginia Intermont in the Photography Gallery of the Worrell Fine Arts Center.

Gerhardt will give a Convocation lecture Oct. 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Nunn Recital Hall.  He will also be on campus to offer critique of photo students’ work and speak in photo classes.

Gerhardt’s work has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and is in a number of private collections.  “Drive Safely,” a collection of dark room prints, is one of his four solo exhibitions in 2013.

In his artist’s statement Gerhardt says:  “Through my photographic expressions, I show both the beauty and the sadness of the world as I see it.  I do not expect the viewer to relate as I do to the people, places and things in the photographs.  But if the viewer comes away having seen something that has made them think or feel in an unexpected way, then my photographs have been successful.”

Born in Augusta, Ga., and raised in Philadelphia, Penn., Gerhardt has lived and worked in New York City since 1999. He has worked at The Smithsonian and MOMA, and now works at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Gerhardt received his B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and Art History from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his M.F.A. in Photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

To read more about Gerhardt’s experiences as a professional photographer, visit his website. For information on VI’s Convocation Series, contact Will Hankins at 276 466-7170.


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