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Seeing Alaska - Science and Memory

Saturday, February 8 at 8:00am to 11:00pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Exhibit statement: These images were captured while in Cordova, Alaska, with the Science and Memory program in the UO School of Journalism and Communication. Science and Memory is an experiential learning initiative that is devoted to preparing students to tell stories of people and places adapting to climate change. In between conducting interviews and pursuing these stories, students also come face to face with the local wildlife that live side by side with residents of Cordova.  

Artist statements: Rhys Marshall is a current journalism/advertising student at the UO. He gained a passion for photography and travel ever since he bought his first professional camera five years ago. Rhys is currently pursuing more opportunities to improve his photography, and dedicate it to imaging adventure and the natural world. While he is still considering career path options, he knows that he wants to use tools of visual communication to tell the stories of the microcosms of life across the globe through accessible media. Instagram: @rhysmarshallfoto  Portolio:

Denise Silfee is a current graduate student in journalism at the UO. She has been taking photographs ever since her parents gave her a pink Minnie Mouse camera for Christmas sometime in the early 1980s, and she has been making real attempts to take better photographs since she served as an education volunteer in Peace Corps Thailand from 2011-2013. Denise worked in education in Oregon, Thailand, Sudan, and Egypt for a little more than a decade before deciding to return to school to learn the craft of storytelling so that she can tell stories about people and the environment.  @denisesilfeephoto