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Photographer & Artist Kate Breakey

  • JDAC 700 East 12th Street Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)

One of the world’s most prominent photographers, Kate Breakey’s images have been compared to some of history’s most important photographic artists, including Edward Weston, Man Ray and Anna Atkins. Breakey will discuss her work in a keynote artist lecture at 7 pm on April 6 in Hastings College’s French Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

“It’s a rare opportunity to hear an artist as revered as Kate Breakey speak about her photographs, since they are among the most beautiful and important of our time,” said Brett Erickson, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Hastings College.

While visiting Hastings College, Breakey will also teach a workshop for students in the college’s Jackson Dinsdale Art Center.

Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals in an ongoing series called Small Deaths. Her work has appeared in more than 110 solo exhibitions and in over 50 group exhibitions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Paul Weideman of the Santa Fe New Mexican called Breakey’s work spellbinding, and both “primitive and something ethereal.”

Her work is held in many public institutions including the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, the Austin Museum of Art, the Australian National Gallery in Canberra and the Osaka Museum in Osaka, Japan. In addition to Small Deaths, her books include Painted Light, Las Sombras / The Shadows, Slow Light, Flowers/Birds, and Our Backyard.

In 2004 she received the Photographer of the Year award from the Houston Center for Photography. She teaches regularly at the Santa Fe Photographic workshops, and Italy’s ‘Spirit into Matter’ workshops.

Earlier Event: April 5
Artist George Nobechi
Later Event: April 6
Vinyasa Flow Yoga