Photography in focus at Anchorage museum

February 3, 2014 by  

Later this week, the ‘Smithsonian Spotlight’ is providing people in this area with the opportunity to learn about Inupiaq artisan Brian Adams and to discuss his new book ‘I am Alaskan’, which is a collection of photography that challenges the typical ideas associated with people in the state.

As part of this new book, guests will see pictures of everyday Alaskan, well-known residents like Lance Mackey and Sarah Palin, and Alaskan native villagers. The images might well provide inspiration to those in the area who work for graphic design agencies or print companies.

Adams works as a freelance photographer and is based in Anchorage. He specializes in capturing environmental subjects and his work has appeared in publications both inside and outside of the U.S. Much of his work involves documenting the native Alaskan villages and plenty of it has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. Guests will enjoy meeting the artist and hearing, as well as discussing, his views on ‘I am Alaskan’ which was published by the University of Alaska Press in October, 2013.

The cost to attend this discussion is $20 per person in advance, and it will be occurring on Thursday, February 6, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Anchorage Museum. To find out more about this event, visit the museum’s website or call during regular business hours.