Free Evening Lecture – Jeremy Lurgio

For the past several months (or longer!), chances are you have been fed a steady diet of political TV ads as you sat down to unwind in the evening. Maybe you love ’em – maybe you don’t. Either way, now that the election has come and gone, there will be a hole in your nightly viewing.

As luck would have it, we have a great suggestion for one way to fill this “entertainment” void. Next Tuesday, November 13, photojournalist and Associate Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Montana Jeremy Lurgio will be presenting a Free Evening Lecture on his project Lost & Found Montana. This project documents 18 Montana towns that were slated to be removed from the map. Ultimately nine were spared, and nine were erased. Lurgio visited all of them in order to put a human face on what it means to have one’s home on the chopping block of history. More than photographs, this project is made up of video and audio from each location, and is conveniently packaged in a capable website that allows viewers the luxury of taking a road trip to each location on their own time.

It is worth mentioning that it is apt to call this a “project” rather than merely a gallery “show.” Jeremy racked up over 7,000 miles criss-crossing Montana while pulling this together. He was supported by Humanities Montana, UM School of Journalism, the Montana Arts Council and Motorola in his efforts. He spoke to countless people. This lecture promises to be a fascinating experience and will be an evening well spent.

Visit Jeremy’s website here

Photohournalist Jeremy Lurgio
Free Evening Lecture
Tuesday November 13, 2012 from 7-9 pm
The Quarry at RMSP
For more information call 800-394-7677