Webster University | The May Gallery: A Place for Photography

Established in 1988, the Gallery is dedicated to showing a wide range of photographic works by student, local, national and international photographers.

Exhibition Archives

Spring 2022

Bill Barrett in graduation gown at Webster University's commencement ceremony.

The Bill Barrett Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Feb. 18-March 11, 2022

Robin Assner-Alvey, Bill Barrett, Tom Barkman, Claudia Burris, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Rose Frohling, Christine Giancola, David Hanlon, Greg Landrum, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Erica Popp, Buddhaporn Srisupawat, Susan Hacker Stang, Jennifer Silverberg, T. Ann Tolin

For 23 years, Bill Barrett curated and grew the May Gallery into a nationally renowned exposition space for world-class photography, including the work of the faculty who taught in the Photography program at Webster University. To honor his life and legacy, the yearly show of faculty work will be named The Bill Barrett Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition. Thank you Bill, for everything you did for the May Gallery, for Webster University, The School of Communications and for the art and craft of photography.

Explore the virtual gallery of works selected for the faculty show.

Smiling woman with medium-skin-tone wearing a pink dress and sari pallu covers eyes with hand while standing in an open air earthen brick space with cow in background.

William Vázquez: Travel the World

Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 2022

Fall 2021

Boarded up building front with blue painted letters EAT-RITE on it,  yellow sign above reads, "A Must Refreshing Citrus Beverage: Ski"

Beginnings: The High School Photography Exhibition

Dec. 12, 2021-Jan. 14, 2022

Featuring the work of students from Alton High School, Arlington Martin High School, Belleville East High School, Belleville West High School, Brentwood High School, Carroll High School, CBC High School, Episcopal High School, Eureka High School, J. Economedes High School, John Burroughs School, McCallum High School, McCallum High School, Memorial High School, Nerinx Hall, Northwest High School, Notre Dame High School, Oakville High School, Parkway Central High School, Seattle Academy, Temple Christian School, Texas High School, The Cambridge School of Dallas, The Briarwood School, Westminster Christian Academy

Jurors: Thomas Barkman and Dominique Macaire, Webster University Photography Faculty

Explore the virtual gallery of all selected work.

Lumberton, NC. FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Teams from Missouri Task Force 1 look for residents on October 10, 2016, that may be stranded in a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew. A member of the task force rescues a dog found in the house which was surrounded by flood waters.

Jocelyn Augustino: Disaster

Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2021

The photographs in “Disaster!” are a sample of images that Jocelyn Augustino has created for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over the course of the past 26 years. These images are now part of the historical record in the National Archives collection. Jocelyn has traveled with FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams nationwide as they respond to federally-declared disasters. She deploys to document response and recovery efforts before, during and after disasters strike. Most notably, Jocelyn documented the important work the agency carried out during two historic events, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and to Louisiana prior to Hurricane Katrina making landfall.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

“Mama Cat” (Dr. Cathy Daniels), a woman with medium-dark skin tone wearing glasses, a black hair wrap, black t-shirt and jeans stand with arms crossed in front of green and yellow floral curtain.

Theo Welling “Mama Cat:” Work in Progress

Sept.3 -Oct. 22, 2021

“Mama Cat” (Dr. Cathy Daniels) and her “PotBangerz” cook a meal every week for 150-200 unhoused people in St. Louis, and has a team of volunteers who help her deliver the food throughout the city. She is working toward opening a transitional home in Pine Lawn for any woman (cis, trans, or queer) in need. Her reach throughout the community seems to be never ending. She feeds anyone who needs a meal and will let nothing prevent her from helping anyone in need. In her, one sees what one person, with a lot of fire and will, can accomplish.

Spring 2021

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evocative

April 16-July 30, 2021

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Webster Community Arts Photography Exhibition

March 12-April 9, 2021

View the online gallery of the exhibition.

Cosponsored with Webster Arts

A mustard yellow leaf partially appears from the center bottom in front of light blue-green background.

Annual Juried Exhibition

Jan. 29-March 5, 2021

View this exhibition's online gallery.

Fall 2020

Stop motion photography of aerated water streaming down on a red apple in the middle of a white round surface.

Beginnings 2020: The High School Photography Exhibition

Dec. 4, 2020-Jan. 22, 2021

View the online gallery of the exhibition.

Installation view of selected work is on the gallery walls.

An exhibition of the work of students from Alton High School, Belleville East Township High School, Belleville West Township High School, Carroll High School, Christian Brothers College High School, Eureka High School, John Burroughs School, Lafayette High School, Lutheran North High School, Mehlville High School, Notre Dame High School, Oakville High School, Parkway North High School, St. Joseph’s Academy, Thomas Jefferson School, Webster Groves High School and Westminster Christian Academy

Jurors: Professors Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Erica Popp

Black and white of sand dunes, two people in silhouette on first peak, foot paths across the peaks visible.

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Oct. 16-Nov. 20, 2020

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner-Alvey, Thomas Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Rose Frohling, Christine Giancola, David Hanlon, Vincent Isner, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Erica Popp, Buddhaporn Srisupawat, Matt Weber

(Mr. Arese Visconti teaches at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Isner teaches at Webster University Tashkent; Mr. Srisupawat teaches at Webster University Cha'Am.)

View an online gallery of exhibition images.

Composite image with 7 tall, thin slices each with a different person partially shown

Composite: A Group Show

Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 2020

Aly Camacho, Veronica Francis, David James, Paris Lewis, Long Nguyen, Christina Raymo, Ava Vilman

View an online gallery of exhibition images.

Spring 2020

Two women behind fogged glass, woman on left can be seen through finger streaks in condensation, woman on right's face is blanked out by gold spotlight, hand is seen

Annual Juried Photography Exhibition 2020

(This entire exhibition was online.)

Black and white of woman lying on ground in sparkly black dress and shoes, arms raised protectively around screaming face, shadows of birds overlayed

The jurors were Jamison Ford, Technical Representative with Fujifilm, and David Kovaluk, Visual Communication Specialist at St. Louis Public Radio. Both are photography alumni of the Webster University School of Communications.

View the entire online exhibition.

Black and white photo of building interior with curved ceiling, metalwork exposed, lots of vertical and curved lines.

Tod Bryant: Troop C Armory

Feb.28-March 27, 2020

Gray two-lane road curves through green mountain area dotted with tall evergreens.

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan.24-Feb. 21, 2020

Francesco Arese Visconti, Thomas Barkman, Bill Barrett, Claudia Burris, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Rose Frohling, Christine Giancola, David Hanlon, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Buddhaporn Srisupawat, Matthijs Uivel, Matt Weber

(Mr. Arese Visconti teaches at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Srisupawat teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Uivel teaches at Webster University Leiden.)

Fall 2019

orange and white koi breaching water next to gray koi

Beginnings: The High School Photography Exhibition

Dec.6-20, 2019

Affton High School, Eureka High School, Francis Howell High School, Gateway STEM High School, John Burroughs High School, Kirkwood High School, Lafayette High School, Lindbergh High School, Lutheran North High School, Marquette High School, MICDS, Northwest High School, Parkway North High School, Parkway South High School, Pattonville High School, Roosevelt High School, St. Joseph's Academy, Thomas Jefferson School, Villa Duchesne, Visitation Academy, Webster Groves High School

white and black image with squares of fields, a curvy river running through it

Stephen Perloff: North Dakota — and Other Places

Nov. 1-27, 2019

Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope site on a square wooden table against a worn green wall under a window with flowering plant framed by red curtains

Elizabeth M. Claffey: Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood

Oct. 4-25, 2019

black and white image of man with dark skin tone, prominent cheekbones, short curly hair, moustache and goatee wearing black shirt

Maarten de Boer: Het Gezicht

Sept. 6-27, 2019

Spring 2019

black and white photo with two women (left, bottom) and two men (top, right)

(un)masked

May 10-Aug. 2, 2019

Carolynne Barrow, Ryan Gines, Jake Howell, Kaylee Reagan

Woman with light skin tone wearing tutu and ballet slippers in air with legs and arms horizontal

Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

April 5-May 3, 2019

Ballet dancer in fifth position, clay pink leotard with fabric wings

Black and white collage of profile photos of men and some women in cowboy hats, 14 images wide, 10 tall.

Kevin Martini-Fuller: Portraits of The Gathering

March 1-29, 2019

Portraits of The Gathering website

Observations, Interpretation, and Inspiration of the American West by Cowboy Poets

side of tall building with many windows, some with red lights over several, many with yellow lights, others dark or with curtains.

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 25-Feb. 22, 2019

Robin Assner-Alvey, Thomas Barkman, Bill Barrett, Claudia Burris, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Frohling, Christine Giancola, Thomas Groves, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, David Hanlon, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, Jennifer Silverberg, Buddhaporn Srisupawat

(Mr. Groves and Mr. Srisupawat teach at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna.)

Fall 2018

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The Contest 2018

Dec. 7-21, 2018

The Photography of Students in K-12 Schools

Cor Jesu
Eureka High School
Kirkwood High School
Lutheran North
Nerinx Hall
Northwest High School
Oakville High School
Parkway Central
Parkway West
Westminster Christian Academy

Circa World War 2, photo depicts two soldiers on open air transport boat approaching second vessel.

Robert Capa: Unmaking a Myth

Nov. 2-30, 2018

A glass vase with brown stems sits in front of brown and cream walls, its shadow casting to the left on wall.

Rebecca Barnard: Abstractions

Oct. 5-26, 2018

Black and white image of tree that branches near base to two separate sections, gold leaf covers bottom sections of image, boarders, with some lines across image.

Daniel Ballesteros: St. Louis is Liquid Gold... Love One Another

Sept. 7-28, 2018

Spring 2018

Four people stand holding picture frames in front of them.

Framed

May 11-July 27, 2018

Jordan Palmer, Beatrice Gibson, Jered Willis, Jennifer Taylor

Annual Juried Exhibition

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 6-May 4, 2018

Desaturated Polaroid photo of two ceramic figurines of an 18th-century French court couple.

Peter Glendinning: My Paris

March 2-31, 2018

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Center Francophone at Webster University.

Sunset photo of a midwestern field in winter, old shed, barren trees, and windmill.

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 26-Feb. 23, 2018

Francesco Arese Visconti, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Juraj Bohus, Claudia Burris, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Frohling, Christine Giancola, Thomas Groves, David Hanlon, Jùnn, Greg Landrum, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Matthew Weber

Fall 2017

Desaturated photo of two light-skin-toned hands, overlapping, with a mottled pattern over both.

The Contest: Work from Thirteen Area High Schools

Dec. 8-22, 2017

an exhibition of the work of students from Eureka High School, Francis Howell High School, Kirkwood High School, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Lebanon High School, Mehlville High School, Nerinx Hall, Nixa High School, Northwest High School, Oakville High School, and Parkway North High School, Parkway West High School, Pattonville High School

Black and white image of crumbling three-story castle and walls.

Terry Towery: Picturesque Landscapes, Useless Beauty and the Sublime Landscapes of Timothy Eugene O’Tower: Explorations with Platinum and Palladium

Nov. 10-Dec. 1, 2017

Picturesque Landscapes, Useless Beauty

Woman obscured by gel-smeared glass

Eva Petrič: Swimming in the Sky

Sept. 8-Oct. 6, 2017

Listen to Eva Petrič talking about her work on Webster Voices (mp3)

Spring 2017

word treatment

Best,

May 5-July 28, 2017

Brandon Bandy, Wil Driscoll, Crystal French, Tiffany Gordon, Jacqueline Grucela, Emily Knowles, Jessica Schnell, Mallory Stammer, Natasha Sykes

Pink flower cross sits next to glass end table with tall blue ceramic table lamp, blue ocean prints on pink wall

Annual Juried Exhibition

March 24-April 28, 2017

Photo through glass showing inside of red room with sliding glass doors; green bushes reflect on window's surface.

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Feb. 3-March 17, 2017

Fall 2016

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The Contest

Dec. 2-16, 2016

Photographs by students from Kirkwood High School, Mehlville High School and Rockwood Summit High School

Black-and-white of the Flatiron Building near Madison Square Park in New York City

Jill Enfield

Nov. 4-23, 2016

Jill Enfield's website

Half of grapefruit in a bowl with a silver spoon at the side on a table with white embroidered tablecloth

Erika Ritzel: It's Hard to Find Home Again

Aug. 26-Sept. 23, 2016

Listen to Erika Ritzer talking about her work on Webster Voices (mp3)

Spring 2016

word treatment

Sensitive Material

May 6-July 26, 2016

Lily Bennett, Gaby Deimeke, Paige Dieckmann, Sarah Korinek, Jeannie Liautaud, Khia McCombs, David Alexander Nash, Melissa Tucker, Brian Verbarg

Black and white portait of girl with light freckled skin and curly hair facing to the right

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 1-29, 2016

Older light-skin-toned woman wearing yellow sweater sits at a table with hands crossed in front of open white blinds

Store front photo with neon "Silvertone" sign, a man in all blue walks in front of store. window

Stan Godwin: Uncommon Observations

Feb. 26-March 25, 2016

Stan Godwin's Website

Four rows of two photos each showing close-ups of large pink and white leaves from different angles

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 22-Feb. 19, 2016

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner-Alvey, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Tony Carosella, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Phil Grey, Thomas Groves, David Hanlon, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Sean Leahy, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Matt Weber
(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents University, London; Mr. Groves teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna; Mr. Leahy teacher at Webster University Leiden.)

Fall 2015

Two light-skinned faces covered is colorful paint are submerged up to their noses in water, their reflection showing.

The Contest

Dec. 4-18, 2015

an exhibition of the work of students and teachers from Lutheran North High School, Kirkwood High School, Northwest High School, Parkway North High School and Pattonville High School

Miranda Ahearn, Kirkwood, First Place Award
Mike Lorenz, Lutheran North, Second Place Award
Xorge Hernandez, Kirkwood, Third Place Award

Old brick building with worn out wooden signs.

Tom Tarnowski: Accumulated Absence

Nov. 6-25, 2015

Black and white of  nine people's arms holding up wooden coffin.

Kristian Skeie: Life After Genocide

Oct. 2-30, 2015

Above: Srebrenica, Bosnia. 520 coffins being carried into the Potocari battery factory in preparation for the "Burial of the Dead" at the Potocari Memorial cemetery. July 11th, marking the day when Srebrenica fell in 1995. 

Below: Rwanda. Révérien Rurangwa in Switzerland. His place, his home, is here, in Switzerland. On April 20th 1994, 43 members of his closest family were brutally murdered in the Rwandan genocide, in front of his eyes. He lost an arm, an eye and was stabbed in multiple places. In December 2014, we went back to Rwanda in order to visit his former home village, Mugina.

Black and white of Révérien Rurangwa standing shirtless showing scars on body.

Portrait of an older woman's hands laying open in her floral skirted lap, wooden cane leaning on her waist

Lisa Nesser: Refugee, Ten Years Along the Thai-Burma Border

Aug. 28-Sept. 25, 2015

Thai Freedom House, Lisa Nesser Biography

Spring 2015

Two hands pour red (left) or yellow (right) liquid from graduated cylinders into a glass beaker containing reddish liquid with glass thermometer sitting in it.

C-15: A New Process

May 8-July 31, 2015

Victoria A. Caswell, Justin Cunningham, Marissa Diekhoff, Kyle Florez, Mary Jo Harkins, Izaiah Johnson, Chalon Knight, Ashley Pieper, Kristen Pruser, Emily Layne Reynolds, Jennifer Suntinger, Lily Voss, Domineque Nicole Wold

Black and white of Webster University student sitting on futon couch holding game controller in hands

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 3-May 1, 2015

Black-and-white of two men in military fatigues, one sitting in front of framed map, one standing with arms crossed in front of door

Vincent Cianni: Gays in the Military

Feb. 27-March 27, 2015

Using images and narrative, Vincent Cianni describes how his work documenting gays in the military broadened his own perspective of understanding and accepting the differences of others. Watch Mr. Cianni's TED Talk here

St. Louis Public Radio interview with Don Marsh

Street lamp and three-story corner building at night with signs lit up, "The Lord Clyde, Truman's Bottled Beers" and "Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co. Ltd. Ales; "Truman's London Stout"; "E.J. Bayling"

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 2015

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Claudia Burris, Tony Carosella, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Philip Grey, Thomas Groves, Clark Kincaid, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Marc Vallée, Verdi Yahooda
(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey, Mr. Vallée, and Ms. Yahooda teach at Regents College, London; Mr. Groves teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna.)

Fall 2014

Black and white photo of photographer laying on top of arch taking photo of cityscape below.

Of the Post-Dispatch

Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 2014

Photography curated by Robert LaRouche

Gary Bohn, David Carson, Robert Cohen, Scott Dine, Karen Elshout, Renyold Ferguson, Cristina Fletes-Boutté,Wendi Fitzgerald, J.B. Forbes, Elie Gardner, Gary Hairlson, Robert Holt III, Jack January, Robert LaRouche, Chris Lee, Erik Lunsford, Bill Kesler, Huy Mach, Kevin Manning, Odell Mitchell, Jerry Naunheim,Wes Paz, Teak Phillips, Laurie Skrivan, L.T. (Jug) Spence, Larry Williams, Arthur L. Witman

4x3 grid of family portraits

Ann Rosen: In the Presence of Family

Oct. 3-31, 2014

Ann Rosen website

I document the concept of family as it is defined by the subjects in my photographs — through their closeness and commitment. The transformation of family is at the heart of this project.

Part of Webster University's International Conference on Human Rights: On the Rights of the Family

Silhouetted black and white of an older couple setting a table

Oliver O'Hanlon: Everloving

Aug. 29-Sept. 26, 2014

Interested in exploring the relationship between childhood memories and a sense of place, but contained in the present moment, O'Hanlon has been revisiting important locations which marked his life, with many of the same people. This process is a form of channeling the past to bring a narrative to childhood and adulthood. Recently, when in India, he had the feeling of turning a page. These photos are the physical result of this transition. Opened to his own past, he now can see the future. It is a celebration of life.

Oliver O'Hanlon is a commercial photographer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Spring 2014

Pyramid pile of different cameras from many eras

dotRAW

May 9-Aug. 1, 2014

Emily Anaclerio, David Broome, Dawn Gratza, Valerie Helton, Jonathan Pfeifer, Hannah Marie Roling, Erika Ruth, Laura Schilli, Clair Staples, Billy Sukoski, Holly Swan, Grant Westhoff, A. Mackenzie Wilder

Black and white of mime frozen while leaning forward with arm outstretched

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 4-May 2, 2014

Black and white of three males on metal platforms near metal wall gate.

José Hernández-Claire: Broken Roots

Feb. 28-March 28, 2014

José Hernández-Claire is a photographer based in Guadalajara, Mexico. About this show he writes, "No doubt the hottest issue nowadays with Mexico is immigration into the United States of America. A history of unemployment, low salaries, lack of opportunities, corruption and poor policies within the government of Mexico have caused a massive exodus of young people, possibly in their more productive stages of forming a stable workforce within the country. They often leave behind broken families, relatives, friends and almost empty villages, just inhabited by the old, and little children.

"As a concerned photographer of social issues and as a native of Mexico, I am continually interested in documenting this dramatic subject, which is growing daily and has become a crucial issue in the government policies of both Mexico and the United States."

Mr. Hernández-Claire is represented in photographic collections worldwide and has had over 60 exhibitions in Mexico, France, French Guyana, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, U.K., Cuba, Bangladesh, China, and the United States. This show comes to the May Gallery from the Embassy of France in Washington, DC.

Close-up of grey and white feathers on a bird's back

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 24-Feb. 21, 2014

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Philip Grey, Thomas Groves, Clark Kincaid, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest
(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents College, London; Mr. Groves teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna.)

Fall 2013

8 images: woman in black dress with hands tied with rope; female shoulders and head with arms over outspread hair, white grid pattern over shoulders, arms and head; black and white abstract image with lines and curves; still life of white and gold coffee set; black and white portait of woman gazing to right, hand at mouth; front end of old Ford car grill; macro image of black and white butterfly on red and yellow flower; landscape portrait of city, river in background

The Contest

Dec. 6-20, 2013

Photographs by students of Eureka High School, Hazelwood Central High School, Lutheran South High School, Parkway North High School, Parkway West High School, Parkway South High School, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, and Webster Groves High School.

Eureka High School — Jillian Bardenheier, Alexandra Cappetta, Hannah Petry, Darby Wright; Hazelwood Central High School — Kylie Billingsley; Lutheran South High School: Rachel Larson; Parkway North High School — Mackenzie Books, Julia Saunder, Emily Scholten, Megan Videmschek; Parkway West High School — Nick Jodlowski, Milena Korovyakovskaya, Romney Morgan; Parkway South High School — Lenell Campbell, Hanna Fox, Sophie Gunning, Danna Hilleren, Alex Hoffman, Alexis Kennedy, Katie Lommen, Juan Martin, Meghana Medavaka, Haley Rhodes, Allison Wilson; Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School — Nikki Buckles, Hannah Cherry, Maggie Dorr, Maddy McCabe, Tricia Noyes, Riley Thomas, Sophia Tomaso; Webster Groves High School — Moriah Boyce, Imani Kinealy

Black and white of man with light-skin-tone wearing dark checkered suit reclined in chair with one leg bent over other

Helen Marcus: Photographs

Nov. 1-27, 2013

U.S. President Bill Clinton shakes hands with President George Bush, Sr., in the rain, President George Bush, Jr. looks on.

Brian Chilson: Chasing the Light

Sept. 27-Oct. 25, 2013

U.S. flag on vertical pole, draping down over pole

Martin Hyers & William Mebane: Empire

Aug. 30-Sept. 20, 2013

Spring 2013

Headshot of Bill Barrett wearing round mirrored sunglasses showing the May Gallery, names of student photographers curve in an outline around head shape.

Circle of Confusion

May 10-Aug. 2, 2013

amy alderson • erin anello • melissa belenzon • ryan duffy • derek feldman • justin hebenstreit • andrea martinez • brendan moloney • loren mueller • allyssa ohlman • taylor ringenberg • sean sandefur • gabbie stieb • ashli wallace

Watch a time lapse movie of the making of the image.

Black and white of person with dark skin tone wearing a feather headdress and goggles, with circular discs attached to overalls.

Elizabeth L. Gilbert: Histories in Africa, 20 Years of Photography

April 5-May 3, 2013

Elizabeth L. Gilbert has been working as a photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya, for many years. First she worked as a war photographer, but since 1998 has been documenting the rapidly changing customs and rituals of the Maasai, Samburu, Mursi, Karo, Hamar, and the Batwa peoples of the Great Rift Valley. She not only has documented ancient traditions before they completely disappear, she has brought the photographs back to the people, so that they can see and react to their own images.

Elizabeth L. Gilbert is author of Broken Spears Tribes of the Great Rift Valley and Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey Tribes of the Great Rift Valley. The Webster University Film Series held a free screening of Ms. Gilbert's new documentary film, The Last Safari, on 7 April in the Winifred Moore Auditorium.

Black and white night view of railcar museum

Annual Juried Exhibition

March 1-29. 2013

Seated man with dark-skin-tone and glasses wearing yellow shirt and light jeans, living room with light couches with mauve pillows, pictures on wall, coffee table covered with photo albums

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 25-Feb. 22, 2013

Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Juraj Bohus, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Philip Grey, Thomas Groves, Clark Kincaid, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Sean Leahy, Dominique Macaire, Liz Miller, Daniel Mirer, David Moore, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest
(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents College, London; Mr. Groves teaches at Webster University Cha'Am; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna; Mr. Leahy and Mr. Mirer teach at Webster University Leiden.)

Fall 2012

Black and white portrait of old woman with wrinkled face looking upward, her right hand raised.

The Last Photo Imaging Education Association International Juried Student/Teacher Exhibition

Nov. 30-Dec. 14, 2012

Showcasing work from middle school, high school, and college students and teachers from Australia, Canada, England, Guatemala, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.

Crowd of people wearing military helmets and waving large American flag

Benedict J. Fernandez: A Life's Work in Photography

Oct. 26-Nov. 21, 2012

The Wall Street journal wrote of this exhibition (which is currently also on view at the Robert Anderson Gallery in New York City), "(This is) a sampling of work from Benedict J. Fernandez's long career in photojournalism. Mr. Fernandez (b. 1936) does not belong to a photo agency and does not shoot on assignment. He self-selects his projects and, since he is not working against a deadline, works on them until he is satisfied; as a consequence, his pictures frequently have an art photography quality. Unlike much photojournalism that simply records an event, Mr. Fernandez creates images that distill its essence.

"The top half of "Wall Street, New York City" (1970) is dominated by a fluttering American flag, but the scene beneath Old Glory is one of strenuous conflict as hard-hat construction workers battle police during a demonstration in support of U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam. The flag is backlit and light glances off the police helmets and the demonstrators' hard hats, charging the image with vitality. Mr. Fernandez shot both pro- and antiwar demonstrations, as well as actions in favor of, and against, the civil-rights movement." (22 Sept 2012, p. A-20)

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man wearing winder coat holding white cup with large lanyard sign, "Pot is Fun"; snow rests on head and shoulders

Blurred black-and-white of man standing above crowd with arms fisted above head holding U.S. flag, other American flags in view

Andrea Dylewski: Point of Transit

Sept. 28-Oct. 19, 2012

Journeys reveal peoples' needs, intents, and situations. This collection of images from Washington, DC; the Arizona border region and Cincinnati, Ohio examines circumstances surrounding and driven by people on the move: the urban commuter, the undocumented migrant, the drop-in to a food bank.

Older man wearing white shirt and gray pants leans on a concrete wall in the shadow created by a wooden phone pole.

Michael Hintlian — No Transfer: Photographs from Public Transportation

Aug. 31-Sept. 21, 2012

All the photographs in the No Transfer exhibition were made from the window of a bus or train. Starting out of a frustration with working on the street in Boston — a very difficult place for a street photographer – it grew into an absorbing project. Read the review in The Riverfront Times, and come and see for yourself.

Mr. Hintlian also discusses his work on the Leica Blog.

Spring 2012

Graphic of seven white figures each overlain with a color action silhouette

Raison d'Être: Reason To Be

May 11-July 27, 2012

Jennica Abrams, Ashley Armbruster, Max Bouvatte, Sherry Canono, Rebecca Clark, Colleen Doherty, Margaret Gravier, Katherine Lawless, Emily Manker, Leslie Meadows, Daniel Movitz, Emily Rochon, Abigail Schaefer

Black and white night view of abandoned church

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 6-May 4, 2012

Train car crashing into water

Stephen Mallon: Reframing the Machine

March 2-30, 2012

Re-framing the Machine follows Stephen Mallon's winding journey of searching out his industrial landscapes. From out-takes to the decisive and violent recycling of New York City, Mallon's selects of the past decade's picture hunting are here to see.

One of the exhibition's featured projects is images of subway cars being dumped into the Atlantic. More than 2,500 of New York's decommissioned subway cars are laid to rest on the eternal seabed. Gutted and windowless, the hardest workers in the mobile world fall down to the new base, where they now forever serve another population. Mallon's photographs elicit both the sadness and the beauty of cascading water overtaking these iconic figures of New York transit as they sink beneath the surface of the water; surges and sprays are caught in time.

Another image in the exhibition is the only passenger jet aircraft to ditch in water with zero fatalities. Time moves and memories fade. Three years have passed, and it can be difficult to recall the moment for one heard the news of a passenger jet landing in a river in New York. The feelings of shock, awe, disbelief, and amazement come rushing back when seeing an airplane emerging from the icy water.

Most recently, Mallon spent six months producing a short film about the transport and installation of the new Willis Street Bridge. Produced from more than 30,000 still images, the time lapse film, "A Bridge Delivered," was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, GQ, PDN and Wired. "A Bridge Delivered" was shown at Mr. Mallon's afternoon talk and during the opening reception.

A Bridge Delivered by Stephen Mallon

Bulldozer on pile of dirt, blurred bulldozer on lower right

Old airplane suspended

Rows of tire tread rubber

 

Person with dark blue dress and yellow leggings ducking into heavily vined bushes

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 27-Feb. 25, 2012

David Angell, Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Christine Giancola, Philip Grey, David Johnson, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Dominique Macaire, Donald J. McKenna, David Moore, Jorge Oliver, Jack Rinehart, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie, Susan Hacker Stang, Roland Stelter, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest, Jarrod Wehmeier
(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Grey teaches at Regents College, London; Mr. Lang teaches at Webster University Vienna; Mr. Stelter teaches at Webster University Leiden.)

Fall 2011

Curved geometrical sculpture made of glass and triangles; curved fabric construction in background.

Photo Imaging Education Association International Exhibition

Dec. 2-16, 2011

The PIEA International Exhibition shows the work of students and teachers, from middle school through college, from around the world. The speakers will discuss the broad scope of this contest, show additional exhibitors (the exhibition is divided into two shows that tour the world for three years!), and will talk about future photography contest possibilities. They will also offer insights into what jurors are looking for when images are judged.

Old wooden shack between two large trees in a field with blue skies

Jacques Moury Beauchamp — BLUESCAPES: Landscapes of the Mississippi Delta

Oct. 28-Nov. 23, 2011

“I had gone on a quest for the landscapes that once inspired the founding fathers of the Blues. I met a people still longing for some recognition long overdue. Some traces of their memories are what I recorded on film. Since 1993, when the state of Mississippi legalized gambling, the Delta is being progressively ‘cleansed’ of many reminders of the past.” — Jacques Moury Beauchamp

Man wearing blue t-shirt with American flag in the shape of the continental United States, blue jeans, ball cap and sunglasses stands in front of stack of large cut tree ends

The Dead Don't Vote in Alexander County: Portraits and Places in Southernmost Illinois, 2010-2011

Sept. 30-Oct. 21, 2011

Photographs by Daniel Overturf and Words by Gary Marx

Old gas station pump and building covered in signs.

Ellen Fein Rosenbaum: Functional Architecture

Aug. 26-Sept. 23, 2011

Spring 2011

Overlaying images of a woman and lines of light

Photophilia

May 6-July 29, 2011

PHOTOphilia, n. "Love of, or liking for, light."

Kelly Bayer, Amanda Beard, Sonya Buerck, Megan DeGonia, Sally Evans, Bathsheba Fournier, Alexander Grman, Britteny Henry, Allison Knotts, David Lampe, Lisa Lauber, Scott Layne, Cara Longo, Joshua Maassen, Jamie Magruder, Theo R. Welling

Accordion

Animated photo of female standing amidst lines of light

Five rolls of Kodachrome film and one film canister

Kodachrome, end of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches

April 1-29, 2011

Panel discussion featuring Arnold H. Drapkin, former Picture Editor of TIME, The Weekly Newsmagazine, and Grant Steinle, Vice President of Operations at Dwayne's Photo, the last lab in the world to process Kodachrome. The book is available at Amazon.com.

Black and white of three soldiers and one police officer standin in front of large open door.

Damaso Reyes: The Europeans

Feb. 25-March 25, 2011

Read a review of the show in the St. Louis American.

Annual Juried Exhibition

Annual Juried Exhibition

Jan. 21-Feb. 18, 2011

Jurors, Ray Kersting and Natalie Pelafos

View the full list of exhibitors and awards recipients (PDF)

Fall 2010

Young woman with light-skin tone sits on a bike, one arm crossed over the other, looking backwards on dirt road in dront of long fence; foggy background shows trees in distance.

Photo Imaging Education Association International Exhibition

Dec. 3-17, 2010

Uniting those who see the extraordinary in the ordinary, the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) inspires its members to become better teachers at every level of education. PIEA is an international network of educators and students creating resources, solving problems, sharing ideas, and building stronger relationships with the photo industry.

Male with medium-light skin tone wearing green floral swim trunks jumps off white lifeguard stand into sandy beach.

CAROLINE VANACORE
Greens Farms Academy, Greens Farms, CT

Poster of a young woman with light skin tone with peeling strips curling up over it; blurred tree appears on left side in background

KATHLEEN SCHENCK
Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley, CA

Young woman with light-skin tone sits on a bike, one arm crossed over the other, looking backwards on dirt road in dront of long fence; foggy background shows trees in distance.

ADRIANA VAN MANEN, Fleeing
Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ

Sepiatone of wooden cabin, snow-capped mountains in background, cloudy sky.

TIM DOLEN
Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA

Black and white of the broken pieces of buildings, ships, and the town.

Murat Türemis: After the Tsunami

Oct. 29-Nov. 24, 2010

Türemis is based in Germany, but has pursued photo documentary projects around the world for several decades. An award-winning photojournalist, he arrived in Banda Aceh, Indonesia shortly after the devastating Tsunami in 2005, and recently returned to show what has happened in the interim. His work has appeared in National Geographic, among many publications.

On 30 November, Dr. Dino Patti Djlal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, visited the May Gallery to see After the Tsunami.

Perspective photo of saguaro cacti with red hills and blue clouded sky in the background

Sarah Carmody: CREATORECORDER

Sept. 24-Oct. 22, 2010

CREATORECORDER explores the dichotomy between a photographer as a documentarian and as an originator. The images, taken from desert, temperate and urban landscapes are manipulated to create a reality fashioned to the photographer's whim. Some of the images anthropomorphize the elements of nature by seeking out “human” qualities” applying human references to them. The intent of CREATORECORDER is to blur the line between what is reality and perception and to raise the question: to what extent is the photographer “plagiarizing” creation and at what point (if ever) does the photographer become creator.

Sarah Carmody website

Three large storage lockers with orange accordion doors

Jorge Vera: urbanismo

Aug. 27-Sept. 17, 2010

Jorge Vera is a photographer and visual artist based in Lima, Peru. His current series, "urbanismo" (2008-2010), echoes early work from his first solo show in St. Louis, "Seldom Seen" (1989), exploring iconic images of the Midwest, where he lived from 1983 to 1992. In this period Vera started capturing images of mostly empty suburbia and urban spaces and landscapes, work that reflects his experience of isolation and alienation as a young self-exiled immigrant in the United States.

Spring 2010

Four rows of four images: overhead shot of cup of tea, woman blowing bubbles, soccer player kicking ball, marble statue of cloaked figure and emaciated man, woman with headband holdinf daisies in front of face, portrait of woman with pearls, close-up of calligraphy pen drawing an "A" on keyboard key, May Gallery logo, woman posing on statue of dog, portrait of light-skinned blond woman with hand on back of nect, pencil on drawing of wooden deck by lake, white image of white rose, silhouette of bust with colored flowers surrounding, Hawaiian dancing girl on dashboard, close-crop of woman playing violin, oprn wooden apothecary in front of flowered wallpaper

Exposed: A group show

May 7-July 31, 2010

Robert Brown, Samantha Dittmann, Sarah Friesz, Emily Good, Molly Hale, Lisa Helker, Ashley Lam, Laura Miller, Jacqueline Pate, Allison Prosise, Sarah Rusnak, Emily Schmutz, Jessica Snyder, Felicia Thwing, T.J. Wille, Robert Wujcik

Black and white of masked children in toy car

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 2-30, 2010

Jurors: Robin Hirsch and Ken Konchel

Black-and-white of little boy with wings in front of rows of displays with crosses at tope, older Chinese men in background among displays.

China: Insights

Feb. 26-March 26, 2010

New Documentary Photography from the People's Republic

Faith of a Village: Yang Yankang
Mother to Daughter: Hua Er
Country to City: Zhang Xinmin
Young Pros, Oldest Profession: Chen Yuan Zhong
Bending Gender: Jia Yu Chuan
Urban Identities: Li Nan
Night Moves: Yu Haibo
Curators: Gu Zheng and A. D. Coleman

Aged vignette of an amusement park ride in reds and blues

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 22-Feb. 19, 2010

David Angell, Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Tav Falco, Elie Gardner, Christine Giancola, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Liz Miller, David A. Moore, Jack Rinehart, Kristian Skeie, Buddhaporn Srisupawat, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest
(Mr. Arese Visconti and Mr. Skeie teach photography at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Falco and Mr. Lang at Webster University Vienna; Ms. Miller at Webster University Leiden; Mr. Srisupawat at Webster University Cha-Am.)

Fall 2009

Small child with medium-dark skin tone sits on ground with feel on teal wall and peeks around yellow and pink flowers; wall has stick-figure drawing of house.

Photo Imaging Education Association International Juried Exhibition

Dec. 4-18, 2009

(photo above) DAVID IXBALÁN, Fundación de Niños Artistas FOTOKIDS - Guatemala City GUATEMALA

The 2009 contest offered over $162,700 in prizes donated by 69 generous sponsors. The competition is open to students everywhere — at all ages — and to their teachers.

Students competed by age group: grade 9 and below, grades 10-12 (high school); and college and university levels. Students in grade 9 and below competed in single images only and the other student levels and teachers competed in both single images and portfolios. Prizes were awarded in each category at the Grand, First, Second and Third Prize levels and to the schools of the Grand Prize winners.

Two PIEA International Traveling Photo Exhibitions toured major conventions, schools, colleges and museums for three years in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Canada. The top prize-winning images were published in Photo Marketing Magazine. Winners were also posted on the World Wide Web on the PIEA home page Gallery.

Orange geometrical sculpture, open space at lower right shows palm tree.

CHEN WANG, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, "Nature of Florida"

Light blue metal sculpture of triceratops with power plant in background

Gunther Cartwright: Industrial Blues

Nov. 6-25, 2009

Gunther Cartwright is all about seeing color and form in the industrial world that most people rarely notice. His use of brilliant color and formal geometry opens a world of beauty rarely attributed to heavy industry and its objects and landscape. These unpopulated views are strangely inviting, oddly compelling, and always surprising.

Macro photo of multi-bloom flower bunch

Lappin/Vogler: Not One, Not Two

Oct. 9-30, 2009

Blurred photo of green grass with brown tree trunks

Cindy Lappin’s meditative walks through the Webster Groves community are the inspiration for her photography. Her work presents the beautiful imagery of natural sights in both a defocused and reflective manner. Lappin is an alumna of Webster University.

Meditative walks have also inspired Kevin Vogler’s photography, but Vogler is intrigued by the natural found objects he encounters along the way.

Cindy Lappin and Kevin Vogler are wife and husband who have worked in photography for more years than they care to mention.

Peripheral photograph of light-skinned woman with a ponytail of dark hair.

Andrew Davidhazy: Beyond the Naked Eye

Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 2009

Mr. Andrew Davidhazy gave a presentation on photographic explorations of time with scanning cameras on Friday, 11 Sept. 2009.

Spring 2009

Black-and-white of camera aperture set between 5.6 and 11 to f/ate

fate

May 8-July 31, 2009

Jeremy Allensworth, Erin Elizabeth Chesnek, Philip Crawford, Kholood Eid, Jamison Ford, Alex Galindo, Whitney Hatfield, Brent Johnston, Lauren Kirkwood, David Kovaluk, Amanda McDermeit, Jennifer Motz, Maureen Muich, Kari Neulist, Caroline Philippone, Stew Smith, Maureen Tennant, Pamela Thomas, Brittany Thurman, Jessica Wade, Megan Waltemyer, Lina Walz-Salvador

Annual Juried Exhibition

Annual Juried Exhibition

April 3-May 1, 2009

Byron Kerman and Ursula Ruhl, Jurors

(from front wall, to rear of gallery)

Erik Sawaya (Leiden campus)

Melissa J. Calabrese (2 prints)

Lisa Lauber, Long Way Home
Kimberly Hewitt
Laura Miller, El muchacho del tren
Laura Miller SECOND PLACE
Sarah Rusnak
Sarah Rusnak
Sherry Jones
Emily Schmutz, Anya
Emi Hatakeyama, Abstract
Jennifer Motz, Jimmers
Jennifer Motz, Pink
Alexander Grman, hipster disaster
Caroline Philippone, Sarang
Caroline Philippone, Lost for 4 hours, Yosemite National Park
Caroline Philippone, Swimmers, Yosemite National Park
Megan Waltemyer
Megan Waltemyer

Sarah Williams (Leiden campus) BEST OF SHOW
Samantha Dittmann, John's Shot
Samantha Dittmann, Heath's Honor
Stewart Smith, Through the Looking-Glass
Stewart Smith, En Garde
Stewart Smith, Around the Bend
Moneerah Al-Mubarak, Muse (Geneva campus)
Lina Walz-Salvador, X2
Dorothy Blocker, Emancipation from Fear (Geneva campus)
Samantha Dittmann, Megan Sperry
Muhammad Jindhar Tamimi, Tribute #2 (Geneva campus)
Muhammad Jindhar Tamimi, In memory of Carlo Giuilani (Geneva campus)
Rebecca Clark
Rebecca Clark, Eden
Allison Knotts (Leiden campus)

(From rear of gallery)
Kelly Richardson, I'd Cut My Strings for You
Kelly Richardson, Seven Deadly Sins
Kelly Richardson, En Pointe

Ferial Sukkar, Jewel of Islam, Geneva Mosque (4 prints) (Geneva campus)

Theo R Welling, Saturation Infatuation from Carnevils series
Theo R Welling, Carnevil Workers Grief THIRD PLACE
Maureen Muich
Lanae Cobb (Leiden campus) HONORABLE MENTION
Robert Wujcik
Billy Metzger
Billy Metzger
Billy Metzger, Red Wine
Molly Hale
Emily Schmutz, Abandoned

Rebecca Anandi Smith, Faces Against Homophobia (3 prints) (Geneva campus) HONORABLE MENTION
Daniel Lopez-Paullada, Juxtaposition (Geneva campus)
Daniel Lopez-Paullada, The Aftermath (Geneva campus)
Daniel Lopez-Paullada, The Age of Prosperity (Geneva campus)
Daniel Lopez-Paullada, The Age of Change (Geneva campus)
Emily Schmutz, Submerged
Harisa Lalić, Caleb Likes Dead Flowers
Harisa Lalić
Josh Maassen
Josh Maassen, Neon Fishnets

Erik Sawaya (Leiden campus)
Allison Knotts (Leiden campus)
Ashley Lam
Sebastian Carlstrom (Leiden campus)
Kate Lawles, Body Series: Image II
Kate Lawless, Body Series: Image I
Lisa Lauber, Light it up

Kholood Eid, I wonder, arch nemesis, dost thou float?
Kholood Eid, Carosel
Kholood Eid, Fontana FIRST PLACE
Kholood Eid, Violinist

David Kovaluk, Green Light
Melissa J Calabrese
Lisa Helker, Bunches of Flowers
Gregor Molenaar (Leiden campus)
Josh Maassen, Tree of Enlightenment
Janel Irving
Maureen Muich

The May Gallery: A Place for Photographers logo

Peter Leitch: New York to New Orleans

Feb. 27-March 27, 2009

Ripples on a pond, yellow-green trees and blue skies reflecting on surface

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 2009

David Angell, Francesco Arese Visconti, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Elie Gardner, Christine Giancola, Greg Landrum, Holger Lang, Robert LaRouche, James Leick, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Liz Miller, David A. Moore, Stephan Rauch, Jack Rinehart, Janis L. Sago, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest
(Mr. Arese Visconti teaches photography at Webster University Geneva; Mr. Lang at Webster University Vienna; Ms. Miller at Webster University Leiden; Mr. Rauch at Webster University Vienna.)

Fall 2008

Desaturated photo of girl looking out window, the city visible in her reflection; red color pops on cheeks, lips, car lights.

Photo Imaging Education Association International Juried Exhibition

Dec. 5-19, 2008

(above) ASHLEY ARREOLA
Narbonne High School, Harbor City, CA
“reflection of girl”

Landscape view with reddish rocks in foreground, lake, then mountains.

BRET BERIE
The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX
“lake with rocks”

Shadow of a bicycle on a cream-colored wall.

DHIRAJ THAKUR
Shari Academy, Mumbai, Maharashtra India
“Star Shadow”

Negative image of woman laying on mattress with hair sprawled around head, one hand on breast, the other by face, bottom half twisted sideways

Barbara Jaffe: Dark Sun

Oct. 31-Nov. 26, 2008

Woman in blue striped shirt higs man wearing backpack on street corner in New York.

Chad Schneider: new york is a friendly place

Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 2008

Flash image of a young light-skinned man wearing black and white in a sea of dark-skin-tone smiling children with very short curly hair wearing variations of light brown, white, and sienna.

Journey: Dan Eldon's Images of War and Peace

Aug. 29-Sept. 19, 2008

This exhibition is part of Webster University's celebration of the International Year of Human Rights, in memory of Art Sandler, founder of the Human Rights Studies program.

Spring 2008

Black and white close-up of eyeball with camera shutter for its iris.

Something In My Eye: a group show

May 9-Aug. 1, 2008

Lanz Christian Bañes, Krista Rose Breece, Samantha S. Britton, Audrey Burke, Chad E. Colliver, Colin R. Dabbs, Tiffany Davis, Quinn Marie Gardner, Maxwell S. Gersh, Ivan Guzman, Kyle D. Heikkila, Jennifer Hengst, Leigh Hullverson, Nicholas Licata, Michelle Lyons, Mollyann McNichols, Jennifer Michelle Meinhardt, Timothy Merritt, Loren Munder, Allison Shanahan, Janine Marie St. Gemme, Andrea Elen Watkins, Laila Wessel, Chris Willingham, Ian Wolfgang

Blck and white of  moped with water barrel tied to back end, leaning against cracked wall

Annual Juried Show

April 4-May 2, 2008

Jurors, Sarah Colby and Jay Fram

Black and white of room full of young girls all wearing white hijab.

Mel Rosenthal: The Arab Americans: American by Choice

March 7-28, 2008

Gnarled tree root ball

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 25-Feb. 29, 2008

Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Greg Landrum, James Leick, Robert LaRouche, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, David A. Moore, Jack Rinehart, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest, Chris Walker

Fall 2007

Mangroves growing out of water, mountains in distance.

Photo Imaging Education Association International Exhibition

Dec. 3-14, 2007

Featuring a special presentation by Jay Dickman. Mr. Dickman, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a National Geographic photographer, was a juror for this exhibition.

Black and white of deserted highway with right turn sign.

Peter Robert Thompson: Simple American Places

Nov. 2-23, 2007

Landscape of American west highway with red rock hills

Theresa Marshall: Get Out and Live

Sept. 28-Oct. 26, 2007

Get Out and Live: A Journey to Awareness

Black and white of family of five wearing traditional Indian clothing walking down a pier in the wind

Michael Putnam: Pilgrim India

Aug. 24-Sept. 24, 2007

Spring 2007

Black and white of aisle floor view of teatre steps and screen with spotlight and words "lux obscura" centered

Lux Obscura

May 11-Aug. 3, 2007

Black and white of black pleather chair with metal legs next to wall mounted night stand with glass ashtray and ceramic table lamp sitting on it, striped floral wallpaper on wall.

Annual Juried Show

April 6-May 4, 2007

Sepiaton of man carrying in board full of stacked clay bowls into building, with rows of clay pots laying on ground.

Martin Schweig: Seventy Years of Photography

Feb. 23-March 30, 2007

Michael Eastman and Sam Stang, Guest Curators

Nighttime sepia-tone of farm buildings including three silos, a short white building, and a half-domed building

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2007

Steve Adams, Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, James Leick, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Jack Rinehart, Susan Hacker Stang, T. Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest, Chris Walker

Fall 2006

Sepia-tone shot from below of wooden telephone pole with birds along one of the four wires, mottled clouds above.

Photo Imaging Education Association International Competition

Dec. 1-15, 2006

Airplane window view of engine and brown land with riverbed visible

Julieanne Kost: Airplane Seat

Nov. 3-24, 2006

You can purchase the book associated with the Window Seat exhibit through the Left Bank Books web site.

Young light-skin-toned boys wearing white tops and khaki pants play in sand, two birds in background.

Ursula Ruhl: Times Remembered

Sept. 29-Oct. 27, 2006

Made possible in part by the Webster-Kirkwood Times

Black and white of man in headstand on beach in swim trunks.

The Forgotten Photographs: The Work of Paul Goldman from 1943-1961

Aug. 25-Sept. 22, 2006

You can purchase the book associated with the exhibit, Paul Goldman Press Photographer, 1943-1961, through the Left Bank Books web site. a joint exhibition with the Gallery at Congregation Neve Shalom

Spring 2006

Collage of three photos: profile of man with medium-light skin tone wearing red cap, black shirt, and tan apron; daffodil with yellow background; night shot of a street market vendor booth with pagoda behind it

74,000 Words: a group show

May 12-July 29, 2006

Theresa Arnold, Jesi Bevis, Julie Birkemeier, Natalee Cayton, Katie Clancy, Linda Golden, Beth Gratzer, Stephanie Hussman, Matt James, Kindra Jefferson, Robbin Koker, Elizabeth Landrum, Brishen Lee, Nicole Miller, Sara Moser, Stephanie Powell, Kelly Pratt, Erika Storry, Kelly Sullivan, Mariano Ulibarri, Alyson Wagner, Erin Whitson, Ben Young

Black and white of gnarled tree roots to leaf cover in sky

2005-2006 Annual Juried Show

March 31-May 5, 2006

Black and white of older man moving American flag currently at half-mast.

Tom Graves: Heroes All!

Feb. 24-March 24, 2006

View new work by Tom Graves, Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea. The web site for Heroes All! is archived on Web Archive. This exhibition is sponsored by the Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Sepia-tone of dairy silos on top, inside of dairy on bottom

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2006

Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Kevin Martini-Fuller, Susan Hacker Stang, Jack Rinehart, T. Ann Tolin, Michael Swoboda, Curt von Diest, Chris Walker

Fall 2005

The May Gallery: A Place for Photographers logo

Photo Imaging Education Association International Exhibition

Dec. 2-16, 2005

Black and white of older Black woman wearing white flowered sleeveless top smokes cigar while working with tobacco leaves.

Mel Rosenthal: Sin Fronteras

Nov. 4-25, 2005

Yellow painting with abstract human body with a hand torso and elongated limbs

Marianne Pepper: Altered States

Oct. 7-28, 2005

Three purple, white, and gold iris flowers form a triangle from above with a black background.

David Bensinger: Digital Paintings

Aug. 26-Sept. 30, 2005

Fall 2004

Black and white image of crop patterns that make geometric circles and curved lines

Photo Imaging Educators Association International 2003 Competition

Dec. 3-17, 2004

Two sepia-tone portraits, left is indigenous Native American man leaning on table wearing traditional garb and large feather; right is Indian woman with bindi mark in same pose

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Nov. 5-26, 2004

Male singer with mouth open wide and neck muscles straining holds microphone up to top lip

Brian Morrison: Music and More

Oct. 8-29, 2004

Black and white of small town intersection with hanging blinking light and single store front.

Lowell Handler: The Vanishing, Photographs from a Small Midwestern Town

Aug. 27-Oct. 1, 2004

photographs: Lowell Handler
text: Jane Smith

Spring 2004

Black-and-white of person's torso and hands holding large-format camera, person crouching in background with sign "Will Work for Pay"

For Hire

May 7-July 30, 2004

Angelina Bertani, Renee Billo, Stacy Brown, Geoff Cardin, Tyann Cherry, Amy Clay, Crystal Clemons, Kristi Foster, Stephanie Hayes, Vanessa Hohn, Ron Johnson, Courtney McIntyre,Elena Melling, Ann Montgomery, Kat Niehaus, Monica Pruitt, Melinda Smith, Angela Soppe, Stacy Viner, John P. Wagner Jr.

Annual Juried Exhibition

2003-2004 Juried Student Show

April 2-30, 2004

Black and white of African child carrying large stoneware bowl on head.

Nanette Hegamin: A Journey through Africa, South of the Sahara

Feb. 27-March 26, 2004

Discovering a Kwanzaa concept

Vignette if barbed wire running up side of old concrete fence, blue clouded sky

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 2004

Robin Assner, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Dan Dreyfus, Robert Larouche, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Kevin Martini-Fuller, Jon Rehg, Jack Rinehart, Susan Hacker Stang, Ann Tolin, Curt von Diest

This exhibition was sponsored by Schiller's Imaging Group.

Fall 2003

Man wearing safety helmet and yellow shirt rides a green kayak in white water, holding paddle.

Photo Imaging Educators Association 2003 International Student-Teacher Photography Exhibit

Dec. 5-19, 2003

Daytime perspective rendering of glass building, two columns of yellow blocks ending in short row of yellow blocks run up the length; squares divided by rows of uncolored glass rectangles.

Peter Brandt: Architectural Imaging

Nov. 7-28, 2003

Black and white of lower part of window showing condensation on glass and part of metal handle

New Views

Oct. 10-31, 2003

Theresa Crnko, Jay Fram, Roger Stagner, Tim Stephenson

Black and white of small white building with 1960s car stipped next to it.

David Vestal: new photos, old photos

Aug. 29-Oct. 4, 2003

Spring 2003

Noose with the body of a person a distance away in the loop.

Hung: A Group Show

May 9-Aug. 1, 2003

Jessica Borchardt, Jessica Carr, Bojana Korac, Douglas Garfield, Danielle Giessman, Laura Green, Tammy Held, Dana Jewell, Cathy Kelly, Sarah Kitchell, Dave Moore, Kristen Morris, Bridget Richter, Heidi Rudolph, Brecky Scott, Sara Silva, Tina Thomure, Clare Vitale

Black and white of woman sitting cross-legged with arms stretched forward on roof next to tabby cat sitting in an attic window

2002-2003 Juried Student Show

April 4-May 2, 2003

Student awards courtesy of City Photo St. Louis.

Man crouched behind truck full of coal, reaching overhead for bucket full of coal to carry on back

Robert LaRouche: A Reporter's Eye — 50 Years in the Newspaper Business

Feb. 21-March 28, 2003

In eighth grade I was named editor of the school newspaper. That was over 50 years ago, my first newspaper job. In high school I delivered newspapers (Newark NJ STAR LEDGER), set pins in a bowling alley at night, worked in a butcher shop, learned to hand-set type. They were all experiences that I cherish, part of the general education a journalist needs to understand the real world.

Since then I have made my living as a reporter and feature writer, news and magazine photographer, teacher and photo editor. In my mind they are all the same: gather information, organize it and pass it on.

This is what we do: Tell the story. Try to get it right.

The words give you the details, the hard fact matter. The photos show what the story is about, physically and emotionally. They work together to tell the story.

I worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as photographer and photo editor, for 43 years. Before that I worked at newspapers in Elizabeth, NJ; Toledo, Cleveland, Washington Court House and Yellow Springs, Ohio; Russellville, KY. and Santa Fe, NM. Some of those jobs were while I was a student at Antioch College in Ohio, where students spent half their time on full time "co-op jobs" as part of the education. They call them internships now.

As a matter of simple coincidence, in my career I have ridden the waves of changing technology, from hand-set headlines and hot lead to offset printing, from processing sheet film from a 4X5 Speed Graphic to editing digital photos in Photoshop on a computer. I had to bootleg 35mm and roll film on the night shift because the chief photographer believed only sheet film was "professional."

The cliche is that "it has been an honor and a privilege." I'll pass on the honor, but a lifetime as a working newspaperman has been a decided privilege, an opportunity granted to a few to have a voice in significant social dialogue. Privilege implies responsibility, always. In the new corporate world of journalism ethics by committee, there are multiple pages of written guidelines. They boil down to some simple basics:

Be honest. Be real. Yes, "honesty" is subjective. It is a big part of integrity, seeking the truth to the best of your skills and sensibilities. Being true to your subjects and your readers is the obligation that comes with the press pass. Being true to yourself is also part of integrity.

The photographs here are a sampling of images gathered and stories covered. in my time at the Post-Dispatch. They include some of my favorite stories and a few favorite photos — that is much the same thing. I've tried to put them in context, in the caption key provided.

They do not include a great deal else that goes into the daily life and efforts of the working journalist, a staff photographer on a metropolitan daily newspaper.

But that's another story.

Low-light black-and-whites of instrumentalists: saxophone and upright bass

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 24-Feb. 24, 2003

Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Jodi Boatman, Dan Dreyfus, Dominique Macaire, Kevin Martini-Fuller, Joseph John Lowry, Jack Rinehart, Susan Hacker Stang, Ann Tolin

This exhibition was sponsored by Schiller's Imaging Group.

Fall 2002

The May Gallery: A Place for Photographers logo

Photo Imaging Educators Association 2002 International Student-Teacher Photography Exhibit

Dec. 6-20, 2002

Gold letter Z above green butterfly wings with skeleton and below white feather headdress with metal eye

J. Seeley: Digital Scans

Oct. 25-Nov. 29, 2002

Blurred nighttime photo of train or trolley with hanging neon light, "Edge Of Nite."

Cary Horton

Sept. 25-Oct. 18, 2002

This opening features a free tasting of premium wines by Beaulieu Vineyard from Napa, California.

Advertisement with a general outline of head and shoulders willed with advertising slogans, logos, and images.

96 Years of D'Arcy Advertising

Aug. 23-Sept. 20, 2002

Spring 2002

Black-and-white composite of two pictures showing people standing with arms sticking out of jail cell.

Captured!

May 10-Aug. 3, 2002

Laura Albers, Shauna Childs, Andrew Jansen, Sonya Revell, Dan Ballesteros, Ryan Griffin, Annette Koch, Cris Sax, Rhonda Buchmann, Susan Heimann, Tina Kohlfield, Curt von Diest, Erin Buckingham, Bethany Jackson, Matt Politte, Valerie Willetts

Black and white of old Gold Label 12 ounces Baking Powder

2001-2002 Juried Student Show

April 12-May 3, 2002

Student awards courtesy of City Photo St. Louis.

Black-and-white photo of young Mayan girl holding bag and fabric leaning against wrought iron railing.

Richard Flamer: The Chiapas Project

March 8-April 5, 2002

Members of the Des Moines Catholic Worker discovered a humanitarian need in Chiapas, Mexico, in the area of San Cristobal de las Casas in June1999. Specifically, over 30,000 Mayan Indians have been expelled from their homes by the local government, and have suffered human rights violations at the hands of their own fellow citizens. Given their social mission with the poor, the Des Moines Catholic Worker members have committed to these people in ways that will provide educational, economic and housing development opportunities.

The plan includes several projects. They are finishing work on a Community Center which contains a child care center that enables single mothers to go to work, and will house a sewing cooperative, providing much needed jobs. The plan also includes building a warehouse for storage of building materials for Habitat for Humanity, with upper level classrooms for adult education, among other projects.

Contributions to the project can be sent to:
The Chiapas Project
c/o The Catholic Worker
P.O. Box 4551
Des Moines IA 50303

Black-and-white of lower legs on lounder in front of round pool

Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 25-March 1, 2002

Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Joseph John Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Kevin Martini-Fuller, Jack Rinehart, Jon Rehg, Susan Hacker Stang, Ann Tolin

Fall 2001

The May Gallery: A Place for Photographers logo

Photo Imaging Educators Association 2001 International Student-Teacher Photography Exhibit

Dec. 7-21, 2001

Blue tone sun print of abstract images including heart

Treë: Into the Blue

Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 2001

Black and white of hands holding a bird's nest with tiny egg inside

Natalie J. Pelafos: quiet

Sept. 21-Oct. 19, 2001

Black and white of nine calla lily blooms overlapping

Howard Steinberg Photographs

Aug. 17-Sept. 14, 2001

Spring 2001

Black and white photo of 15 people standing and sitting in 3 rows for a group picture.

14 X's and a Boom

May 11-Aug. 10, 2001

Julie Alexander, Mike Blomberg, Kirsten M. Franklin, Kristy Guttmann, Sarah M. Jones, Jessica M. Martin, Elissa Beth Mertz, Teve Mullins, Pat Pourchot, Kate Ries, Susan J. Skrobonja, Terry Smith, Monica A. Weaver, Brandy N. Woods

Black and white of kid jumping off rickety dock into pond of water.

2000-2001 Juried Student Show

April 16-May 4, 2001

Student awards courtesy of City Photo St. Louis.

Black and white of carved out home, old man and young boy sitting in front, words "Ice Cave Dugouts" in upper left.

2000 International PIEA Student-Teacher Photo Exhibit & Competition

April 1-13, 2001

The Photo Imaging Education Association, a section of Photo Marketing Association International, builds an international network of educators at all levels to create resources, solve problems, share ideas and build better relationships with the photo industry.

Black-and-white photo of two open light-skinned hands holding a black-and-white portrait of a light-skinned man with dark hair wearing a light collared shirt with an open dark jacket.

After the Fall: Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis

March 9-30, 2001

Photographs by Tom Maday
Text by Patrick McCarthy

After the Fall is the story of one family who lived through the 1995 fall of the United Nations-declared "safe area" of Srebrenica — the worst atrocity in Europe since the end of World War II. More than five hundred survivors from Srebrenica are today in St. Louis, part of the larger Bosnian refugee community of 30,000.

This exhibition was part of Webster University's "Infusing Human Rights into the Undergraduate Curriculum" workshop, 29-30 March 2001.

Golden and black photo of the sun low over the horizon, the river and bridge reflecting light, everything else is dark

1999-2000 Architectural Photography Competitions

Feb. 2-March 2, 2001

Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and AIA St. Louis

Fall 2000

Black-and-white of seven men in cowboy hats, truck on left, hay bale in middle, Coke machine on right

Annual Faculty Exhibition

Dec. 8, 2000-Jan. 26, 2001

Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, John Hilgert, Joe Lowry, Dominique Macaire, Kevin Martini-Fuller, Rebecca Nolan, Jon Rehg, Susan Hacker Stang, Ann Tolin

Black and white portrait of boxer wearing head gear and jacket

Danielle Nigro-Bullock: Boxer and Jazz

Nov. 2-Dec. 1, 2000

Lion paces at water's edge of zoo enclosure

Frank Noelker: Zoo Pictures

Oct. 6-27, 2000

Two smiling Black women, the older is wearing a knit cap on head and looks to the right and the younger is looking straight with her cheek resting on back of other woman's head.

Carol House: Beauty for Ashes

Sept. 1-29, 2000

a mixed-race community searching for its role in the new South Africa

Spring 2000

Close-up of microphone on stand, guitarist in background

Graduating Photography Seniors and Advanced Photography Workshops Exhibition

May 12-Aug. 18, 2000

Black and white of windmill armBlack and white of woman in black dress under overpass tunnelBlack and white of inside gears of electronic equipmentBlack and white of man with dark eyeliner staring at camera in darkPerson in headshand next to person dancingSmiling man in sombrero in a close group of people

Man in trenchcoat and hat stands in sand break in water facing city in the distance with his reflection in the nearer body of water.

1999-2000 Juried Student Show

April 14-May 5, 2000

Juried by members of the board of ASMP St. Louis Chapter.
Student awards courtesy of City Photo St. Louis.

Black-and-white of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., laying in an opened coffin being viewed by a family with two young children.

Benedict J. Fernandez: Photographs 1963-1995

March 10-April 7, 2000

Decaying doll head

Terry Towery: Figurative Decay

Jan. 28-March 3, 2000

Decaying doll feet

Fall 1999

Street fruit and vegetable vendor stand with green fabric and frame

1999 Faculty Exhibition

Dec. 10, 1999-Jan. 21, 2000

Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Matthew Connolly, Christine Flavin, John Hilgert, Joe Lowry, Kevin Martini-Fuller, Jack Rinehart, Jill Silverstein, Susan Stang, Paul Stevens, Ann Tolin

Black-and-white photo of a waterfall with its flow running over large boulders.

Jinny Angelis: Photographs

Nov. 8-Dec. 3, 1999

Sepiatone cityscape of St. Louis, Illinois

Barbara McDonnell: Photographs

Sept. 27-Oct. 16, 1999

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