Photo Exhibit History

The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), March 16, 2008 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Photo Exhibit History

Byline: Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard

Dennis Griffin didn't plan to exhibit his work at the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History, but a museum administrator spotted his photos of orangutans, trained cats, Machu Picchu, Angkor Watt and other images from around the world and asked him to apply.

"I never really thought that my photos were something that the public would like," he recalled. "I get a lot of attention at the fair, but a gallery setting is something different."

Griffin, 54, who happens to be the state archaeologist, is displaying 26 of his photos in an exhibit called "Cultural Horizons" that runs through June 22. The show is part of the museum's Northwest Artists series, which has in the past highlighted everything from Mount Pisgah to the Pacific Crest Trail.

"We liked the cultural (aspects) of these images from around the world," said Cindi Budlong, the museum's exhibitions coordinator.

Griffin used to be an owner of the Eugene consulting firm Archaeological Frontiers before going to work for the state five years ago. He now lives in Corvallis, and says his love of photography grew out of a love of travel.

"I began traveling at an early age," he explained. "I took off a year and traveled the world, without a camera. I thought my mind's eye was good enough. I was wrong."

After returning from his first trip around the world, Griffin bought himself a manual Canon camera. Although he's since upgraded to digital, he continues to shoot some of his pictures on the same model film camera he used in the beginning.

"When you start going automatic, the camera does everything for you, and it doesn't do it the way you want to do it," he explained.

The majority of the images in Griffin's current show were shot on slide film from 1985 to 2006.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this article

Cited article

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Photo Exhibit History


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?