Campus Brings National Geographic Pics Into Focus

By Ryan Clark
NKU Marketing + Communications

For almost a month NKU students, staff and faculty have been stalked by the animals on the large banners displayed all over campus.

Now, the hunt's coming to an end.

At 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 15 and 16), in the Greaves Concert Hall, National Geographic photographers Mike "Nick" Nichols and Joel Satore will visit campus for public lectures relating to their fotofocus exhibits on our university buildings. Everyone is welcome and the events are free.

Book signings and an artist reception will follow the lectures, and there will be Free parking in LOT I only - and you must mention FotoFocus lectures.

In September, NKU workers put up the pictures, starting over by the Fine Arts Center and then going to Nunn Hall, causing many to wonder – even on the university’s social networks – just what was going on.

David Knight, NKU’s director of exhibitions and collections, cleared the matter up.

“Thanks to physical plant for getting these up,” he wrote on a university Facebook page. “The NKU Art Galleries will feature Joel Sartore and Michael 'Nick’ Nichols photos in a exhibition opening Sept. 25 – Oct. 24. There are 11 banners of Joel Sartore's work on campus buildings and one of Michel 'Nick' Nichols on the Fine Arts Center. So come check out the exhibits opening in a few weeks."

He later spoke with InsideNKU about the pictures.

"These are images owned by the photographers, and they take them from place to place to help promote their exhibitions," Knight said. "They are professional photographic prints on vinyl."

The exhibit will run through Oct. 24.

For more information on the photographers and their public lectures, visit fotofocus