Looking at Morgantown is an exhibit of 24 photographs representing the people, places and events in our area. These photos were created by eighteen regional professional and amateur photographers and selected by the WVU Art in the Libraries Committee from over 350 submissions.
Each contributor from this diverse and eclectic group of photographers shares a unique perspective on this special city that is both a bustling, small metropolis in close proximity to international cities, and a home with a rural, small-town feel.
Hannah Wyatt, a junior English major at WVU, captures in black and white, two young men in a cautious and warm embrace. Diane Tominaga, retired from the U.S. Army and currently a WVU Regents B.A. student, shared her front porch view after a soft rainfall. Scott Brode, IT Security Officer for Mon Health Medical, captured a crisp fall day at Dorsey's Knob. Barbara Phillips, former New York City news producer turned Morgantown realtor, brings a clear and colorful perspective to quiet and peaceful moments downtown. Enjoy these and so many more views from photographers ranging from international members of the WVU community to longtime residents of West Virginia. Which people and places capture your Morgantown?
The exhibit is in conjunction with Looking at Appalachia: Selected Images from 2014-2016 currently on display at the DCL. Looking at Appalachia is an ongoing crowdsourced photography project created by West Virginia-based photographer Roger May as a response to media coverage and perceptions of Appalachia and President Johnson's War on Poverty.
Looking at Morgantown runs through August 15, 2018.