Bethany College will feature the work of long-time friend and College photographer, Jim Turner, in a photo exhibition beginning May 7 through May 31 in the gallery at the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Welcome Center.
Turner attended Bethany College beginning in the fall of 1964. After serving in the United States Navy as a photographer’s mate, he returned to Lindsborg purchased an existing studio in in 1972 and began operating a commercial photography business. For the past 15 years he has pursued a fine arts photography studio, Brick Street Gallery. Along with this business, he has also been documenting life at Bethany College for 44 years.
A large share of Turner’s work is of Lindsborg and the Smoky Valley area; however, he has photographed extensively in Scotland and Great Britain and most recently conducted a photography workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan in partnership with the United States Embassy. He will return there this spring for a photography exhibition featuring the work from the workshop participants. His work in Baku was the inspiration of former Bethany student Lamiya Korchiyeva who is from Baku and was a student in Turner’s photography class at Bethany.
The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, May 12 at 10:15 a.m. at the Welcome Center when the campus gathers for its weekly Big Brew event. The community is invited to attend. The exhibit will be on display during the upcoming Bethany Board of Directors meeting and Commencement.