The Arts Council of Southern Indiana presents a retrospective exhibition of award-winning Louisville photographer Bill Luster’s work. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the 2013 Photo Biennial, the Louisville area’s premier photographic festival. Embracing local, national and international photography, workshops, symposia, public discussions and more than 50 exhibitions throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana, the Photo Biennial will celebrate artistic excellence in this rich and diverse medium. The Photo Biennial represents a cooperative effort among local museums, galleries, universities and other public venues to give viewers the opportunity to learn about and appreciate photography, spanning its history to present, and from the local to the global.
Luster’s photographs exhibit an unfailing artistry of design and composition, coupled with humanity and a deep sense of history. Whether working in color or black and white, his photographs distill the essence of the place, the event, and the emotions of his subjects with high drama and perfect timing. He is the quintessential photojournalist.
Bill Luster began his career as a newspaper photojournalist for the Glasgow Daily Times in 1965. Four years later, Luster moved to Louisville where he started working for the Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times, eventually serving as director of photography, photo editor and chief photographer. Numerous photo essays and other examples of Luster’s work can be found in The National Geographic, Time, Fortune, Life, Newsweek and The New York Times. Luster has been the recipient of many national awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for Feature Photography along with eleven other members of The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times photography staff for coverage of court-ordered busing.
Dates of the Show: October 11 – November 30, 2013
Opening Reception: October 12, 1:00 to 4:00pm, Concurrent with the 2nd Saturday Trolley Hop
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