Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oregon.
Earth Water Sky: Wilderness Photography Exhibit: May 24th to July 27th, 2008. 12 piece solo exhibit of high mountain wilderness photographs from six wilderness areas in six western states. Two peices each from: Crater Lake National Park - Oregon, North Cascade Mountains - Washington, Wind River Mountains - Wyoming, Glacier National Park - Montana, Sawtooth Mountains - Idaho, and the Sierra Nevada - California.
World Forestry Center - Discovery Museum, Portland, Oregon
Rwanda From Genocide to Peace. May 26th to September 1st, 2008, 32 piece solo exhibit documenting a month long trip to Rwanda in October 2007, photographing the recovery from the 1994 genocide, and the projects of the Portland, Oregon nonprofit Itafari Foundation.
Gottlieb Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Rwanda From Genocide to Peace. April 2008. 32 piece solo exhibit documenting a month long trip to Rwanda in October 2007, photographing the recovery from the 1994 genocide, and the projects of the Portland, Oregon nonprofit Itafari Foundation. Read and view details of my Rwanda trip at: www.bachersblog.com.
Mumm Napa Winery Gallery, Nappa, California. (Presented by the Ansel Adams Gallery)
Ansel Adams John Muir Trail Exhibit, September 2006 – March 2007.Two pieces in a group show including thirty rare vintage Ansel Adams prints.
Yosemite Renaissance XXI:
Photography award in prestigious Yosemite Renaissance XXI, group exhibit. Elmo's Peak, photographed in California's central Sierra Nevada, is on display in the Yosemite Museum Gallery in Yosemite Village, California. The show will be up until May 7th, 2006. After that, the exhibit will travel to five California galleries, through March of 2007.
Patronage of the Wilderness Symposium:
White paper, Photography and the Preservation of Wilderness, and slide show presented at Patronage of the Wilderness conference this February, at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. This paper examines the interrelation between natural geologic processes, wilderness, and human activity. It relates the importance of wilderness conservation to the preservation of humanity. View PDF.
Caldera Artist Residency:
In December 2006, I attended a two week artist residency at Caldera - a non profit arts organization committed to fostering creativity among underserved youth and adults, located in the central Oregon Cascades. I created the following body of work from this residency. View Caldera. In April and May, in conjunction with Caldera, I will present workshops in public schools in rural Eastern Oregon, and Portland Oregon.
Continuing support aids the people of Rwanda, more than a decade after the genocide claimed nearly 1 million innocent lives. I am doing pro bono work for the Itafari Foundation, whose vision is that every Rwandan will have the opportunity to dream of a better life, and the power to make it a reality. Last month I photographed a benefit concert by Rwandan artist Jean Paul Samputu, to raise money to help the people of Rwanda. You can view this work at (link to feature.)
The Nature Conservancy:
This spring will be my third year volunteering for The Nature Conservancy of Oregon, photographing work party restoration activities at land conservation sites. You can view this work at link to feature.