British Photographer to Lecture At TNCC Oct. 29

Published: October 5, 2009

Thomas Nelson Community College’s Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Mariners’ Museum brings British photographer Andy Hughes to the Hampton campus this month for an informative lecture about his craft. Free and open to the public the presentation called “An Evening with Andy Hughes” comes to the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thursday October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Hughes’ work reflects a concern with the ocean, beach and environmental issues. See some of his breathtaking photographs in an exhibit called “Message in a Bottle/Dominant Wave Theory” now showing through January 2010 at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. The exhibit also features works by photographer Chris Jordan.

A native of Castleford, Yorkshire, Hughes developed an interest in the seascape and landscape after learning to surf while in college. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Wales, Cardiff and earned a Master’s Degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London.

He currently lives and works near Hayle, Penwith and has been Artist in Residence at Tate St Ives. From 2007-08, he was the shortlisted reserve artist for the British Antarctic Survey, Arts Council England Fellowship and has been awarded numerous fellowships and special recognition since 1991.

Hughes’ work has been featured in group and/or solo exhibitions throughout England and parts of the U.S. since the 1990s. Additionally, he has been published in magazines and professional journals such as British Journal of Photography, Big Magazine New York, Orion Magazine May/June 2007,  Royal Photographic Society and Contemporary Group Magazine 2007, to note a few. His recent book “Dominant Wave Theory” is published by Booth-Clibborn.

For more information about the October 29 presentation, please contact Cultural Affairs Chair Shar Wolff, Photography Department head, at 825-2775.


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