I gave a talk to the Photo majors at the local college last night, which was a lot of fun for me—I got to wear out my voice instead of my typing fingers for once. The institution has just been newly minted as Carroll University, after being called Carroll College for 162 years or so. It is known as "Wisconsin's pioneer college" because its founding date of 1846 is early for these parts—predates Wisconsin statehood, in fact.
CU has only had a photo major for two years, and I thought the students were a great bunch of people. I didn't get to see any student work, which was too bad, because I talked about myself the whole time (ain't narcissism grand?), but I hope to rectify that situation as the future unfolds. Thanks to Prof. Phil Krejcarek (pronounced "crates-ARE-eck") for inviting me, and to the photo majors for being so attentive.
One completely unforeseen pleasure was that I got to see an exhibit at Carroll of the original inkjets from The Oxford Project, which I first wrote about in these pages some time ago. It was a pleasure to re-acquaint with that work, full size.
By coincidence, The Oxford Project will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning this week—that's Sunday, October 26th. If you're a U.S. reader, check local listings for the time in your area.