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Award winning Photography Jeff Whetstone to Lecture at Nevins

Photographer Jeff Whetstone and one of his black and white photographs

Photographer Jeff Whetstone and one of his black and white photographs

Alfred University visiting Artist Jeff Whetstone will discuss his work in photography at 4p.m. Feb. 22 in Nevins Theater. His visit is sponsored by The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography, School of Art and Design, and the lecture is free and open to the public.

Whetstones’ photographs and films present rural images of America through lenses of anthropology and mythology. Princeton University’s Lewis Center, where he is a faculty member, describes his New Wilderness photographs as portraying “a human-centric American wilderness … (questioning) how our cultural connection to the mythology of the wild is revealed in contemporary times.

Whetstone has won numerous prestigious awards during his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His photographs have been exhibited world-wide, and he was been the subject of enthusiastic reviews in the New York Times, New Yorker and The Village Voice. He began exhibiting video work in 2011, when his film On the Use of Syrinx premiered at the Moving Image Festival in New York.

Whetstone was born in Chattanooga, Tenn, educated at Duke University, worked in local journalism and received his MFA from Yale University. He was appointed a full professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before joining the faculty at Princeton