Photographer to lecture at URI, Feb. 11

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KINGSTON, R.I.—February 1, 2008— Henry Horenstein, professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design, will discuss art and education during a talk at the University of Rhode Island. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Cherry Auditorium of the Kirk Engineering Building, Upper College Road, Kingston Campus. A reception will follow the lecture.

Horenstein has worked as a photographer, teacher, and author since the early 1970s. He has written a number of widely used texts, including Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual, which remains the textbook of choice in photography programs across the country. Horenstein has published three other widely used texts, including Beyond Basic Photography, Color Photography and Photography.

Horenstein is a natural with the camera and has the ability to capture the unique personality of his own subject matter, which has included a variety of subjects including thoroughbred horses and dogs to human anatomy and the country music scene. His work has been published in Life, People, Outside, Fortune, TIME, Vanity Fair, Communication Arts, Graphics and American Photographer.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently living in Boston where he continues to exhibit, publish, teach and explore photography.

His lecture is sponsored by URI’s Department of Art and Art History.

For further information, contact the URI Department of Art and Art History at 401-874-5821.