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FAL 2016

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4 0 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U A good light: exhibition highlights photographer's 25 years at UofL Perhaps no one has shaped the university's image over the last quarter-century more than Tom Fougerousse. As the offi cial university photographer, he's shot nearly every conceivable angle of campus life — staff, faculty, students, buildings, grounds, events — for nearly every piece of communication the university produces. To celebrate Fougerousse's 25 years at UofL, Photographic Archives is hosting an exhibition of his work Oct.6–Dec. 23 in the lower level of Ekstrom Library. More than 40 of his favorite images will be shown with detailed captions of how they were made. Of particular interest are his portraits, such as his award-winning picture of Louisville sculptor Edward Hamilton, in which Hamilton sits casually in perfect focus, but his sculpture blurs behind him, as if moving in effervescent light. "I like taking pictures of people who like having their picture made," said Fougerousse with a laugh. Fougerousse, a self-described commercial photographer from Southern Indiana, has seen lots of changes in his time. When he started at the Health Sciences Campus, there were six staff photographers, and they worked on developing fi lm and making slides and presentations, things the digital era wiped away. Now, he's the sole full-time photographer and has enjoyed capturing all the changes the campus has undergone. "I hope I've put the university in a good light," he said. "I hope I've stirred emotion." UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES WOMEN'S CENTER Women's Center kicks off 25-year anniversary with civil rights speaker Carla Wallace, Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductee and social justice activist, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 16 at the annual Women's Empowerment Luncheon for the University of Louisville Women's Center. The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the University Club. Wallace will discuss "Race & Economics' Impact on Women's Equality: Creating Change That Leaves No One Behind." Wallace has done social justice work for more than 30 years. She also helped establish the University of Louisville Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality and is a founder of Louisville's Fairness Campaign, which has been honored locally and nationally for its work on behalf of LGBTQ equality and justice for all. The Women's Center will present several awards at the luncheon including: The Tachau Gender Equity Award, the Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award and the annual Women's Empowerment Award. This event is part of the 25-year anniversary celebration for the UofL's Women's Center. The center will continue with a series of special events throughout the winter and spring. Tom Fougerousse stands next to several images on display in his 25th anniversary show at Photo Archives.

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