Winthrop University Galleries Highlights Photography in Spring 2017 Artist Talk Series

January 31, 2017

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"Angie and Me Removed" by Eric Pickersgill

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA -- This spring, the Winthrop University Galleries will host five events with prominent photographers to discuss their work.

"The strength of our photography faculty exhibitions by Mark Hamilton and Phil Moody marked the perfect opportunity to create a dialogue about the power of photography," said Karen Derksen, Winthrop Galleries director. "We are bringing a variety of talented speakers to engage the community and our students in a discussion about today's changing world through this medium."

Events began in January and will continue through early March. All events are in 119 Rutledge Building unless otherwise noted. All are free and approved cultural events.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: One Million Reasons Not To Take A Photograph
by Eric Pickersgill

Creator of the viral photographic series "Removed," Eric Pickersgill discusses his work and ideas about the role of the artist in the digital age. How does one find meaning in the common and a voice within the crowd?

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk: David Houston, Art Historian/Curator

David Houston is a photographer with a strong background in art history and curating. He is currently the head of the Bo Bartlett Center, a contemporary gallery and learning center in downtown Columbus, Georgia.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Rob Amberg, photographer

Rob Amberg will discuss his lifetime project of writing about and photographing the evolving culture and environment of Madison County, North Carolina. His work largely focuses on rural communities, family farms and the environment.

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
WUG Artist Talk: Phil Moody, photographer and Winthrop professor of fine arts
"Eye to Eye" now showing through March 10 in the Rutledge Gallery.

Phil Moody, a long-standing professor at Winthrop, received an M.F.A. in photography from the University of Michigan and has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His artwork appears in numerous collections including Bank of America, B.F. Goodrich, Scottish Arts Council and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

For more information on these exhibitions or the galleries, contact Derksen at 803/323-2493 or, or visit the website at

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