Where the Cowboy Once Roamed:The photography of Deon Reynolds
Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery
August 14 through December 11, 2010
Where the Cowboy Once Roamedis an exhibition featuring black and white panoramic images created by Nevada-based photographer Deon Reynolds. All images were created using a Kodak Fun Saver Panoramic 35 disposable camera and will be available for purchase.
About Deon Reynolds: "My life in photography began at age 7 when I noticed my older brother taking photos with my dad's camera and asked if I could take some too. Dad loaded his Hasselblad, showed me how to trip the shutter and sent me outside. When i finished the roll of film I asked him to load it again, but he wouldn't. Instead, he told me if I wanted to be a photographer I'd have to build my own camera and process my own film. So, he helped me make a pinhole camera out of Kodak film boxes, and took me to his darkroom and showed me how to develop the pictures I took. I've been taking them ever since. I was educated in Portland at the Museum of Art, and apprenticed with several renowned artists and photographers." Visit www.deonreynolds.com for more information.
This exhibition and related programming was made possible through the generous support of the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Union Pacific Foundation and individual contributions to the Western Folklife Center stakeholders and members.