Saturday, March 04, 2006

Photographic memories


Friday was a special evening for the Telegraph Herald and for anyone who appreciates photography as an art form. It was the opening reception for the Dubuque Museum of Art's two photography exhibits.

One show is Images From Places Past: Color Photography by Louie Psihoyos. A Dubuque native, Psihoyos, who attended the reception, is regarded as one of the best photographers in the world. His work is simply remarkable, and his descriptions of the great lengths (and expense!) it took to capture some of these images are fascinating. Despite the title of his exhibition, Psihoyos included one black-and-white image -- that of actor Sylvester Stallone, taken in an elevator while the actor was in Dubuque to film "F.I.S.T." For Psihoyos, who was a 17-year-old intern at the Telegraph Herald at the time, that image was his ticket to full access to the movie set. His career only went up from there.

The Telegraph Herald is honored to share the exhibition spotlight with Psihoyos. Our exhibition, "Day In, Day Out," features more than 40 images taken by TH photographers over the past dozen years. (The photo above, by Dave Kettering, is part of the show. (c) Telegraph Herald, 2005. Reprinted with permission.)

The Psihoyos and TH exhibitions run through April 23. Check them out.

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