University Photographer’s Work Featured in Exhibition
A retrospective look at West Texas A&M University as taken through the lens of University photographer Rik Andersen will be on display in the first floor gallery at Cornette Library beginning Monday, Sept. 20. The photo display will hang through the end of the semester.
The exhibition features more than 40 photos taken by Andersen during his 18-year career at WTAMU. The various images showcased in the show include current and past faculty members, homecoming events, Buff football, student activities and the University mascot to name a few. Many of the photos are ones Andersen has entered in photo contests through the years.
The exhibition also will showcase a wall of printed materials such as posters, catalog covers and brochures featuring Andersen’s photos.
Andersen joined the WTAMU staff in November 1992 as a part-time photographer. The position quickly changed to full time, and since then Andersen has shot an average of 20,000 photographs a year, recording WTAMU events, activities, presentations and honors. He has earned numerous awards for his photographs, including several Addys as well as CASE, the University Photographers Association and Admissions Marketing Report.