Renowned photographer Mark Klett will be speaking about his work at two events at Kansas University this week.
The first is a Hallmark Symposium Lecture at the Spencer Museum of Art 6 p.m. today. Klett will lead the second event, an informal conversation called Coffee @ The Commons, driven by audience questions at 1 p.m. Friday.
Klett documents the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time through photography. A geologist before pursuing photography, he established his artistic perspective by re-photographing Western scenes that had been first captured by surveyors in late 1800s (using the same vantage points as the originals) during his tenure as the chief photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project.
Klett is a regents’ professor of art at Arizona State University. His work is a part of 80 collections worldwide, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and many others. He has written 15 books, including recently published "Reconstructing the View" with Rebecca Senf and Byron Wolfe, and "Wendover: The Half-Life of History" with William Fox.