Monday, January 31, 2011

Journal Star Article On 40 Nights / Appleseed Project

The Lincoln Journal Star published an article today on the project I shot for Nebraska Appleseed.

You can read the article here.

And you can see the project in person at the state capitol building until Friday afternoon. The capitol is open from 8 to 5 every day.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Exhibit at State Capitol!

Hi everyone -- the new year has already been very busy. My new web site is finally up and running, and I'm putting the final touches on a new exhibit that hits the Capitol building on Monday! Details in the press release below...

40 Nights Photography and Nebraska Appleseed will unveil a joint photography project January 31, at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, NE. The exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the Rotunda until February 4.

Through photographs and written narratives, Opportunity: Points of View documents the perspectives of 10 Nebraskans working to build better lives. These are the stories of low-income individuals striving for economic stability for their families, including their efforts to pursue education, work, and job training.

The exhibit reflects the stories of hardworking Nebraskans who have overcome life obstacles, ranging from a young Mom in Ogallala to a car accident survivor in Lincoln.

Their stories and achievements are impressive, but their points of view are truly inspiring. In spite of struggles, each individual reflects the spirit of hard work and determination that is part of what makes Nebraska great. Each person chose, in the face of obstacles, to leverage the opportunities available to them, such as higher education or child care assistance, and make the most of them to achieve their dreams.

We invite you to come see for yourself. The exhibit will be unveiled in a small event on the first floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, January 31, 2011 at 9:30 am, and will be on display there through February 4, 2011.

The exhibit was created by photographer Nathan Chandler of 40 Nights Photography, author Mary Pipher, and Nebraska Wesleyan University student Meera Bhardwaj. It was produced by Nebraska Appleseed with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska Humanities Council, and the Woods Charitable Fund. Our thanks to everyone who helped make the exhibit happen!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Web site down temporarily

Hi everyone -- and Happy New Year!

Just a heads up that is down temporarily this week.

I'm planning a major upgrade to the site and it should go live in the next couple of days.

Until then, you can still reach me at 730-2568.