Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2003

Knoxville Photographer Mark Mosrie to Give Presentation, Workshop at Whitworth

Photo by Mark MosrieProfessional photographer Mark Mosrie, who photographed diverse cultures and locales during a 100-day around-the-world tour, will give a slide presentation and talk, "Who Is My Neighbor? Recent Journeys," on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Seeley Mudd Chapel at Whitworth College.

Mosrie will also host a photography workshop on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Whitworth's Hixson Union Building, Conference Room B. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-3258.

While Mosrie is on campus, his work will be on display in the Hixson Union Building Café, and he will share his expertise with students during visits with art and communication-studies classes.

Mosrie is the owner of Mark Mosrie Photography, based in Knoxville, Tenn., where he has done portraiture, editorial and commercial photography for local clients and advertising agencies since 1994. Mosrie also works regularly in the southeastern United States. During his around-the-world journey, Mosrie photographed people and places in locations including Cuba, India and China. To view his work, visit www.mosriephotography.com.

Gordon Jackson, Whitworth associate dean of the faculty, met Mosrie while both men were teaching in the spring 2002 Semester at Sea program, in which students study and gain cross-cultural experience while touring the world via ship.

"I was astonished at the quality of Mark's excellent work - especially his eye for detail and his ability to capture the people and the cultures we were exposed to on this voyage around the world," Jackson says. "Not only will the Whitworth and Spokane communities appreciate his rich collection of images, students in particular will enjoy his easy-going, personable style."

Mosrie's visit to Whitworth is sponsored by the Floyd Daniel Photography Fund, which supports gallery exhibits and presentations by visiting photographers.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Gordon Jackson, associate dean of the faculty, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4303 or gjackson@whitworth.edu.

Gordon Wilson, associate professor of art, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4471 or gwilson@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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