Peterson Photography Lecture Series Returns to STLCC Oct. 27 with “Diverse Parallel Views”
After a one-year hiatus, the annual Peterson Photography Lecture Series at St. Louis Community College returns to offer both students and community members the opportunity to learn more about photography from a pair of experienced, local photographers.
“Diverse Parallel Views: An Exhibition and Lecture by John and Rosemary Nagel” will allow the couple to present their unique points of view as photographers. Although they often immerse themselves in the same settings, they have chosen entirely different perspectives to express their creativity.
Rosemary Nagel has a history of creative pursuits in painting, fiber arts and interior design. Since her adoption of the photographic medium, she has explored the abstract and social aspects of her subjects.
John Nagel, who studied architecture before photography, has always been fascinated with the native ability of the camera to capture high fidelity realism. These dual interests merged into a personal exploration of the structural environment. He recently retired as the executive director of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Louis. As a professor of fine art photography at STLCC-Meramec for more than 30 years, his two-course program grew into one of the largest college photography opportunities in the Midwest.
Their passion for photography has taken the Nagels as far as Mexico, Cuba, Europe, China and Europe to compile what is featured in their portfolio.
The lecture series -- sponsored by Kristen Peterson, a retired photographer and long-time STLCC student at the Center for Visual Technology -- was developed to introduce students, faculty and the community to the work of local photographers of distinction, and to encourage and inspire students to pursue and complete a degree at STLCC.
The series serves to showcase the array of creative photography in the St. Louis area, and provide professional and networking opportunities for students who are enrolled in the Center for Visual Technology at STLCC-Meramec.
“Diverse Parallel Views: An Exhibition and Lecture by John and Rosemary Nagel”
Peterson Photography Lecture Series
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27
Reception: 6-7 p.m., Humanities East, Room 133
Lecture: 7-9 p.m., Social Science, Room 105 (in-person or live streamed)
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Note: The exhibit will run from Oct. 27-Dec. 3.