Landscapes: Relationships Between People and the Planet in Pastoral Landscapes

November 18, 1997 – January 5, 1998

McPherson Library Gallery

An exhibit of dye transfer prints by contemporary Vermont photographer, Luke Powell. It is divided into four short suites of eight prints from Ladakh and Zanscar, Ceylon, Palestine and Egypt.

Powell uses photography to bring together his varied experiences and interests into one activity. Powell was dubbed “peace photographer” by the French press. Although his subjects are often “lands of upheaval”, they are serenely pastoral. He studied at Yale, travelled the world, and focussed his attention to the dye transfer process.

These pictures record the vanishing beauty of pre-industrial landscape, but a concern for man’s relation to nature makes these images especially contemporary.

-Luke Powell, 1997

Further documentation of this exhibition, including a large number of samples of Powell’s work, is available from UVic’s archives.

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