Accompanying Image / Photo Example: 

William Albert Allard, Lone Rider, Texas, 1974, Lambda Digital Print, 24 x 36", courtesy of Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery and the artist 

Northern Kentucky University Visual Arts Galleries

Department of Visual Arts
Nunn Dr.
Highland Heights, KY 41099   

(859) 572-5148
Monday through Friday 9 am–9 pm


Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography
September 27-October 26

Exhibition Reception
Thursday September 27, 5 pm–8 pm

The lens-formed image has long communicated information and shaped public opinion, providing, for example, evidence to set aside land for national parks, to enact child labor laws, and to elucidate civil rights struggles. Capturing moments of great joy and triumph as well as the ugly side of humanity, documentary images place before us contemporary issues that broaden our understanding of the human condition and provide us with information about otherwise inaccessible parts of our world. From the poetics of facts to brutal reality, the 14 photographers and 140 photographs in Reporting Back strive to challenge and stimulate curiosity and aesthetics. The photographers: Matthew Albritton, William Albert Allard, Sam James, Jim Dow, Dominic Chavez, Ted Wathen, Bill Burke, Geoffrey Hiller, Bob Hower, Barbara Houghton, Robert Dawson, Chris Smith, and Richard Ross.

The NKU Visual Arts Galleries are a dedicated venue for high quality artwork from regional, national, and international artists. Comprising over 2,500 square feet of display space, the galleries serve as a showcase for student work and as a valuable teaching tool.