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Peterson Photography Lecture Series

Landscapes/Cityscapes: a 45-year Retrospective by Photographer Richard Sprengeler: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The 10th Annual Peterson Photography Lecture Series

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the 10th Annual Peterson Photography Lecture Series, held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, and featured "Landscapes/Cityscapes: a 45-year Retrospective" by Photographer Richard Sprengeler.

Meet Our Presenter

Richard Sprengeler graduated from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in photography and studied Photoshop at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.

He has explored both the landscape and the urban environment with a large-format camera for over 40 years, with particular emphasis on the city of St. Louis and the American West. Featured in this retrospective exhibition are the images that best describe these pursuits, along with evidence of the inevitable intrusion of man into the natural environment.

He has worked as both a commercial and architectural photographer. He has pursued fine art photography and has exhibited in over 30 exhibitions, including shows at the Sheldon Galleries, International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF), Mitchell Art Museum, National Great Rivers Museum, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Schmidt Art Center, and STLCC-Meramec. In 2015 he became an assistant curator at the IPHF. Presently he is working on a 45-year large format study of St. Louis, entitled Classic St. Louis. This body of work, and many others can be viewed on his website: richardsprengeler.com.

  • Photographer Richard Sprengeler with Dr. Feleccia Moore-Davis
  • Richard Sprengeler in a lecture hall.
  • Richard Sprengeler giving a presentation.
  • A group of visitors touring the gallery.
  • A group of visitors touring the gallery.
  • David Hanlon, STLCC faculty, is discussing a photo.
  • Richard Sprengeler presenting one of the photos.
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