Photography Gallery

Established in 1988, the Gallery is dedicated to showing a wide range of photographic works by student, local, national and international photographers. Currently being remodeled as part of the Sverdrup West Wing Renovations, the new cutting-edge gallery space will reopen fall of 2022 as the Kooyumjian Gallery of Photography.

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Now on Exhibit:
Kholood Eid — Narrative Portraits

Aug. 22–Sept. 30, 2022

Two women embrace each other tightly, blurred neighborhood behind them.

Webster University alumna Kholood Eid is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in New York, known for her intimate portraiture. Eid and her colleagues received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Domestic Print in 2020 for the New York Times series, “Exploited.”

Gallery Talk with Kholood Eid: 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30

Reception: 5:30–7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Ranchos de Taos, Tom Barkman

Tom Barkman

Ranchos de Taos, Tom Barkman

Beloved Professor at Webster University for 25 years, Tom Barkman's retrospective exhibit "who I was at the time" documents the evolution of his photography over time and creativity through technical experimentation. A 2014 recipient of the William T. Kemper award for excellence in teaching, Professor Barkman announced his retirement from teaching this year.

Gallery Talk with Professor Barkman: 5:30 p.m., Oct.7
Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct.7

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Beginnings 2022: Highschool Photography

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A juried exhibit of high school photography from local and national applicants.
Interested in having your high school participate? Email us at

Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 2022

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The 2023 Bill Barrett Faculty and the 36th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibit

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A Faculty Showcase alongside the Undergraduate Juried Photography Exhibit. Undergraduates interested in participating? Email us at

Student submission deadline for printed work is Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Reception and Gallery Talk

5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2022

water lily plant including root, two flowers, four full leaves, two curled-up leaves on black surface

Jimmy Fike — Edible Plants: A Photographic Survey

water lily plant including root, two flowers, four full leaves, two curled-up leaves on black surface

Since 2007, Jimmy Fike has been creating a photographic archive depicting North America’s rich trove of wild comestible flora. He has conducted field work in 15 different states and amassed a collection of over 150 specimens.  His photographic work sprung from his disillusionment with the position of landscape photography in relation to pressing threats like climate change, extinction, pollution, alienation and the loss of commons. Fike hopes the photographic survey can serve as a historical archive of botanical life during an era of extreme change and provide viewers all over the country an opportunity to feel the type of bond with their landscapes that will encourage health, engender wonder, help identify free food and, most importantly, inspire greater concern for environmental issues.

Reception and Gallery Talk with Mr. Fike: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2023


Architectural rendering of the Kooyumjian Gallery

West wing entrance to Sverdrup building

Kooyumjian Gallery

West wing entrance to Sverdrup building

School of Communications, Sverdrup Building Second Floor
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8300 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Street parking available or campus lots H and D

Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Supported by the Missouri Arts Council

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The Missouri Arts Council supports the arts that strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our state.

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