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Photo Exhibit Explores Views on Landscape

Image of a lone tree in the desert

“Reminder” by Christine Hauber

Las Vegas, NM – A photo exhibit at Highlands University explores the impact of landscape on humans and humans’ impact on the landscape.

Places, on display Highlands’ Kennedy Alumni Hall Gallery from May 8 – July 7, features photographs by Christine Hauber and Sean Weaver.

“In a world of constant movement, I am drawn to creating images that portray time slowing down,” Hauber said. “My images depict solitary strength and serenity in a world that continues to race by us.”

Hauber specializes in infrared black and white landscape photography, She has recently concluded an artist-in-residence program at the Mojave National Preserve and is a member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists. Her photographs are featured in her book Working in the USA, the result of three years of travel through the United States to explore work life at the turn of the 21st century.

“For the Places exhibit, I have chosen images that capture the diversity of our landscape from the desert to the sea but I have chosen images that best represent that common thread of serenity in a world of chaos,” Hauber said.

landscape photograph with stop sign.

“Highway 104, New Mexico” by Sean Weaver

Weaver is a former photojournalist whose current work focuses on the human impact on the landscape.

“I’m intrigued by how the human hand impacts our surroundings,” Weaver said. “When we think about our impact on our world, we often think globally. I find the visual contrast of small-scale impacts – a highway table, grain elevators, and buildings – and our natural world compelling.”

Weaver’s work was featured in a previous exhibition, The Wandering Lens, at New Mexico Highlands and has been in several national and regional publications.

An artists’ reception will be June 3 from 5-7 p.m. in Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A portion of sales will benefit scholarship funds for Highlands students.