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Community Classroom Highlights Landscape Photography


MARCH 4, 2005--The UW-River Falls College of Arts and Sciences Community Classroom presents "The American Landscape: Landscape Photography and the Creation of Place" March 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library on the corner of Division and Union streets.

UW-RF geography department chair Professor Charles Radar discusses how our interpretations of landscape photography have shaped our perceptions of nature in America.
Noted landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, "A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into." According to Radar, our often-passive consumption of landscape imagery through art, advertising and other media is evidence of this.

Although Radar specializes in teaching cartography and geographic information systems, his work has taken him across the globe and transformed his work by becoming an avid photographer. Radar combines his formal training in cultural geography with his passion for photography in this insightful look at the relationships between imagery and geography.

No reservations are needed to attend the Community Classroom events, which are free and open to the public. The next event, "Progress into the Past: Rediscovering our Biblical Roots" by UW-RF art instructor Steven Derfler is March 31. For more information, contact the UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

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