Photography Double Feature

There are two must-see photography exhibits coming to Oregon State University in November and December. Each explores two very different topics in their own compelling way. 

On display at the Giustina Gallery from November 3 to December 8, “For the Love of Oregon” depicts OSU’s contributions in research, education, and extension for the past 150 years through a catalog of photos highlighting what makes living and working in Oregon so unique. The exhibit, in 80 color and black and white photographs, highlights the stunning beauty of Oregon’s natural features and people, demonstrating how university students and researchers have made an impact using the region as their laboratory. 

Located in the Lasell’s Stewart Center, this gallery exhibit was developed by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild, an organization devoted to promoting photography and art in the mid-valley. Catch the opening reception on November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

The other exhibit – “Brilliant and Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists” – is housed at OSU’s Little Gallery from November 12 through December 8. It features images and stories of 30 women with disabilities from around the world that have made an impact in various fields, from education to health and legislature. This project honors the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, which ignited an international movement on disabled women’s rights. 

Photos featured in the exhibit were taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker, as well as photojournalists Darcy Keifel and Paola Gianturco. The exhibit was made possible by a grant from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and is sponsored by OSU’s School of Language, Culture, and Society.  The opening reception will be held on November 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 210 Kidder Hall.

“For the Love of Oregon” can be viewed at LaSells Stewart Center, located at 875 SW 26th Avenue, every weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See ““Brilliant and Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists” at 2000 SW Campus Way.

By Chris McDowell