|October 12, 2005
Photographs by Stephen Tourlentes and Ted Tourlentes will be on display from Friday, October 14, through Monday, November 14, in the Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. The photographers, Galesburg natives, brothers, and graduates of Knox College, will talk about their work at an opening reception at 7 p.m., Friday, October 14. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays. The show and reception are free and open to the public.
Ted Tourlentes graduated from Knox in 1980. A freelance photographer, he has worked as a computer programmer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Computer Graphics Laboratory at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. His photographs, "Images of Nature" concentrate on the few remaining sections of undisturbed Midwestern prairie.
Steve Tourlentes graduated from Knox in 1982 and completed a master's degree at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where he is currently a professor of photography. His photographs, "The Prison Series," are all taken outside correctional facilities at night, using exposure times as long as two hours to get a single image. He has exhibited his work throughout the U.S. and has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Polaroid Corporation Grant, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 46 states and 43 nations. Knox's 'Old Main' is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.
Indian Grass, by Ted Tourlentes
Federal Prison, Pekin, IL by Stephen Tourlentes
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Photos by Stephen Tourlentes
and Ted Tourlentes