Award-winning photographer Robert Gerhardt will have his portfolio “Drive Safely” on exhibit on Virginia Intermont’s campus from Sept. 19 – Oct. 17 in the Photography Gallery of the Worrell Fine Arts Center.
Gerhardt’s work has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and is in a number of private collections. “Drive Safely,” a collection of gelatin silver “dark room” prints, is one of his four solo exhibitions in 2013. While his work is displayed at VI, he will visit campus to critique photo students’ work and to speak in some photo classes. Gerhardt will also give a Convocation lecture Oct. 10 in Nunn Recital Hall.
In his artist’s statement Gerhardt says: “Through my photographic expressions, I show both the beauty and the sadness of the world as I see it. I do not expect the viewer to relate as I do to the people, places and things in the photographs. But if the viewer comes away having seen something that has made them think or feel in an unexpected way, then my photographs have been successful.”
Born in Augusta, Ga., and raised in Philadelphia, Penn., Gerhardt has lived and worked in New York City since 1999. He has worked at The Smithsonian and MOMA, and now works at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Gerhardt received his B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and Art History from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his M.F.A. in Photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
To read more about Gerhardt’s experiences as a professional photographer, visit hiswebsite. For information on VI’s Convocation Series, contact Will Hankins at 276 466-7170.