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"The Streets are Flooded with Photographers: A Photo Flood Saint Louis Event"

Photos courtesy of Photo Flood Saint Louis.

Neighborhoods, landmarks, history and nostalgia – captured by photography – will be the focus of the ninth annual Peterson Photography Lecture Series at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.

“The Streets are Flooded with Photographers: A Photo Flood Saint Louis Event” will have a conversation with members of Photo Flood Saint Louis and an exhibit. Presenters include Jamie Kreher, Jason Gray, Ann Aurbach and Mike Matney.

For about 10 years, Photo Flood Saint Louis participants have “crisscrossed the entire city of St. Louis on foot to showcase the vibrant histories, people and built environments that distinguish each neighborhood.” Photo Flood Saint Louis consists of professional and amateur photographers.

Event Details
The Peterson Photography Lecture Series is free and open to the public; please RSVP to attend by contacting the St. Louis Community College Foundation at alumni@stlcc.edu.

The Streets are Flooded with Photographers: A Photo Flood Saint Louis Event
Peterson Photography Lecture Series

Thursday, Oct. 6
Reception and Gallery Opening: 5-6:30 p.m., Art Gallery, Humanities East, Room 133
Lecture: 7-9 p.m., Lecture Hall, Room 103

11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122

The exhibition will be displayed from Oct. 6-27.

Jamie Kreher is a professor and photography program coordinator at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. Her projects emphasize the “photograph’s status as an everyday object while raising questions about preciousness, rarity, meaning and monumentality.”

Jason Gray is a freelance photographer and artist who specializes in post-documentary work. He works for Saint Louis Art Museum as the image rights manager, and has various clients such as Terrain Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, KDHX, HEC-TV and more.

Ann Aurbach is a freelance photographer for events, theatre and fine arts. She is the photography manager at Saint Louis Art Museum, and has clients that include the city of Olivette, Circus Kaput and Center for Creative Arts. 

Mike Matney is retired from the Air Force and works as a data analyst. Photo Flood Saint LouisAs a photographer, he “focuses on the subjects we overlook in our daily lives.” He is the primary dog photographer at Partner for Pets, an Illinois dog and cat rescue. Matney was selected as an emerging artist by the Foundry Art Centre in 2020 and the Jacoby Arts Center in 2021.

About the Peterson Photography Series
Sponsored by Kristen Peterson, a retired photographer and long-time STLCC student at the Center for Visual Technology – the lecture series 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 programs of the department of design, visual and performing arts at STLCC-Meramec.

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