December 6, 2022

Photographer on campus to discuss his collection of photos about “Towns Less Occupied”


Logan photographer, Andrew McAlllister’s exhibit “Towns Less Occupied” will be shown from Nov. 6 through Dec. 8 in the Central Instructional Building’s Gallery East.

McAllister, a Cache Valley-based photographer who documents the social and natural landscape of the Intermountain West, has a particular affection for the high desert canyons and bookcliffs of southeastern Utah. His evocative—sometimes stark—images of this region often show the distinctive contrast between the uncompromising topography and traces of human life on the landscape. His photographs document isolated roadways in the wilderness, small town commercial districts, the Colorado Plateau, and the experiences of visitors in the National Parks.

According to McAllister, his photographs are “intended to inform rather than entertain and to provide viewers with a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between mankind and our environment.”

The photographer was on the USU Eastern campus on Nov. 10 to discuss the background behind the photos taken throughout Idaho and Utah. Several of the photos were taken in Helper and Price.

Gallery East is open weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is closed weekends and holidays.

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