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August 21, 2007

School of Law Hosts “Extreme: Exhibition of Photographs of Antarctica & Namibia”

School of Law Hosts “Extreme:  Exhibition of Photographs of Antarctica & Namibia”

—I try to capture beauty in my visions and through my work encourage others to see the beauty in the world around us.—  Bob Fink

Photographer Bob Fink photographs the stark beauty of extreme climates.

Bob Fink has put together an exhibit of his landscape photographs that graphically capture and contrast the extremes in climate from the glaciers of Antarctica to the deserts of Namibia. From the translucent blue of frigid water to the fierce orange of the afternoon sun burning in a desert sky, Bob Fink’s collection of photographs captures fascinating extremes of color and mood, reflecting the infinite diversity and beauty of the natural world.  

Fink’s Antarctic and Namibia pictures are almost abstract in their otherworldly geometry. Many of the images in this collection have a non-representational quality allowing for a pure experience of pattern and color.  

Bob Fink only recently found his way back to his true vocation in the arts after practicing psychiatry in Seattle for 25 years.  In his practice Bob learned of a patient’s story in 2003 that he just could not let go—about a developmentally disabled man forced to live independently for the first time at age 56, and the reverberations of that crisis through a family and a rural community. Bob was inspired to explore the man’s new experience through digital film making, and ultimately to Fink’s 2006 documentary, —Wally—, which has shown at dozens of independent film festivals across the United States and internationally, including the 2007 Cannes film festival. —Wally— can be viewed at Bob Fink’s website: http://sweatyboy.com.  

In this time of concern over global warming, Bob Fink’s photography shows us the great beauty in the extremes of nature. Slides of the exhibit can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweatyboy/sets/72157600948683044.

The exhibit will run from August 6th to January 6, 2008 in the 2d floor gallery of the University of Oregon School of Law.


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