Monday, October 22, 2018

Colorado Springs, A Changing Landscape presents iconic photos alongside PPCC student photographers

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM

click to enlarge GLENN WESLEY MURRAY (TOP), SUSI HOLMES (BOTTOM)
  • Glenn Wesley Murray (top), Susi Holmes (bottom)
On Oct. 26, photographer Angela Crews, publisher Don Kallaus of Rhyolite Press, and eight Pikes Peak Community College photography students (current and alumni) will see a two-years-in-the-making vision realized.

Colorado Springs, A Changing Landscape, is a brand new exhibition that will present “then and now” photos of the Colorado Springs cityscape to provide “an important inspection of our city, the changes that come with modernization and time, as well as pause to consider what is important to us to move forward,” according to a press release.

The photography students (Joseph Baldwin, John Bawi, Margaret Beaty, Susi Holmes, Jim Mangette, Ken Slager, Jodie Westbrook Bomze and Jennifer Williams) set out to replicate the photographs of Glenn Wesley Murray, a prolific local photographer, active between the 1930s and mid-1960s. Shooting from the same locations as Murray, but many decades later, the photographers have captured the change and growth the city has undergone.

The photographs will also be released in a book during the opening reception at Centennial Hall (Oct. 26, 7 p.m.). The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 15.

The press release offers a small taste of what attendees can hope to expect:
Susi Holmes captured a night shot of Tejon Street from high atop the Hagerman building, eighty-seven years to the minute to mirror Murray’s historic view. Ken Slager and Joseph Baldwin will wow viewers with a night shot of Palmer High School that mirrors Murray’s efforts to capture General Palmer’s shadow sitting proudly upon his steed against the façade of the old, Colorado Springs High School. These two shots, among so many others, capture the essence of our beautiful city and the growth we have experienced in as many as nine decades.

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