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College of Media to hold reception for a photo exhibit by Kristian Thacker

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media invites you to join us Thursday, October 24th from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the WVU Media Innovation Center, 4th Floor of Evansdale Crossing, for a photo exhibit and reception celebrating a collection of photos by Kristian Thacker.

The exhibit is a selection of images taken from covering the stories around the teachers movement in West Virginia over the last year. 

Kristian Thacker will be in attendance at the photo exhibit on October 24th to meet with attendees and answer questions about his work.

About the Artist

Kristian Thacker

Kristian Thacker is a commercial photographer and videographer based in West Virginia.

He studied photography at Shepherd College graduating with a B.F.A. His knowledge of the history of photography and photographic processes informs his approach in making contemporary images with a classic appeal.

His work has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, TOPIC Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. His current work focuses on the Upper Ohio Valley in central Appalachia. 

He is working to document the changes in the region as it shifts from an economy based in heavy manufacturing and chemical industries into a plastics and natural gas extraction hub.

The reception will be the first chance to view Thacker’s exhibit at WVU. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display at the Media Innovation Center until Friday, December 20th. For more information, please contact Shannon Cunningham at slcunningham@mail.wvu.edu or phone at (304) 293-6246.