Water Moves MSU Initiative attracts new photography exhibitions

Posted at 10:57 AM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 11:24:23-05

The Water Moves MSU Initiative is bringing two environmentally focused photography exhibits to the MSU Museum.

The exhibits, curated by Howard Bossen, professor of photography and visual communication in the School of Journalism, will begin Feb. 20. Along with the exhibits, photographers Camille Seaman and Stephan Mallon will be visiting the MSU Museum to discuss the work displayed. The photographer talks are free and open to the public.

Next Stop Atlantic
Ground Floor Gallery
Feb. 20- September 2017

Between 2008 and 2011, photographer Stephen Mallon worked on a series titled, “Next Stop Atlantic,” where he immersed himself in documenting subway cars being dropped into the Atlantic Ocean. The subway cars are intended to serve as artificial reef habitats designed to promote life along the eastern sea board. Mallon’s images spark questions related to how recycled products can become part of the solution rather than the problem.

“Stephen Mallon’s Next Stop Atlantic series raises questions about the oceans as an integral part of our ecosystem and imaginative ways to ameliorate damage done to it by humankind,” Bossen said.

Photographer Talks with Stephen Mallon
March 2 from 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
MSU Museum Auditorium

All My Relations: An Indigenous Perspective on Landscape
Main Gallery
March 6- through September 2017

Senior TED Fellow Camille Seaman’s “All My Relations: an Indigenous Perspective on Landscape,” features portions of two of her extended photography projects, “Melting Away” and “The Big Cloud.” “Melting Away,” shot in the Arctic and the Antarctic explores the melting ice, and the shrinking habitats of polar bears and penguins. “The Big Cloud” explores storm chasing, and was inspired by her Shinnecock Indian heritage and her daughter’s fascination with storms.”

“Seaman’s work, influenced by her Shinnecock Indian heritage, reveals a respect for the earth and the power of nature. Her images force the viewer to consider how climate change affects land, sea, sky and animal and human habitats,” Bossen said.

Photographer Talks with Camille Seaman
March 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
MSU Museum