Exhibition of photos opens today
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:46 am
The Messenger 01.26.10
The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts will sponsor an exhibition of works by award-winning photographer Earl Warren Jr. of South Fulton titled “A Quiet Dignity: Photography from the Rural South 1970-2008.”
The exhibition opens tonight with a reception featuring the artist.
The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the exhibition space on the second floor of the Paul Meek Library on the UT Martin campus. Art exhibitions are currently housed in the Paul Meek Library while the Fine Arts Building undergoes renovations.
Warren was born in Clinton, Ky., and graduated from Hickman County (Ky.) High School. He attended Murray (Ky.) State University, majoring in physics and math.
His career included 11 years as a photojournalist with The Tallahassee Democrat in Florida, director of photography for the State of Tennessee and media director at Baptist Hospital in Nashville and he accompanied former Gov. Lamar Alexander on a 38-state cross-country trip in his bid for a presidential nomination.
Warren has shot on assignment for the Associated Press, United Press International, Newsweek, The New York Times and The National Enquirer and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature photography.
This exhibition is sponsored in conjunction with the UT Martin campuswide annual Civil Rights Conference.
The exhibition will run through Feb. 26.
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts, photographer Earl Warren Jr., photography exhibition, University of Tennessee at Martin