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Owensboro: An Old River City Discovers New Life -Nov. 15 to Dec. 18
Date:  Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Time:  All Day
Location:  The Gallery at MMTH, WKU campus

Be sure to spend a few moments of your time in the upcoming weeks to visit the MMTH Gallery adjacent to the atrium to see Owensboro: An Old River City Discovers New Life.

This collection of 40 images and 21 video narratives is a sample of the work produced by the participants of the 38th annual Mountain Workshops, a one-week visual hands-on workshop directed by the WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting's Photojournalism Sequence.

You can also see several of the same images and videos plus a lot more on our web site (http://www.mountainworkshops.org) but the gallery environment can be a very moving experience.

 November 18 – Dec. 18, 2013


Sunday   3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

M-W    9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Th-F   9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Parking is available in the Chestnut St. lot after 4:30 pm during the weekdays and all day on Sunday.




Some History:


In 1976, two Western Kentucky University faculty members took a dozen photojournalism students into eastern Kentucky and Tennessee to document the 11 remaining one-room schools there. The teachers didn’t realize it at the time, but that was the beginning of an annual trek.


Three concurrent workshops take place every October that fine-tune photography, picture-editing and multimedia skills of college students and mid-career professionals  in an intensive weeklong effort that documents a town and its surrounding countryside.

WKU faculty members are joined by volunteer shooting, editing and writing coaches who travel here from across the country —  from FRONTLINE, from the Los Angeles Times, from TIME MAGAZINE, and a host of other venues — to guide trainees and produce content for a photo exhibit, several multimedia productions, and a book of 100-plus pages. From their humble beginnings of travel with cameras, black-and-white film and sleeping bags, workshops staff now spend months planning and setting up sophisticated facilities with state-of-the-art computing and digital imaging equipment.

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