In the tradition of Modernist photographers Edward Weston, Minor White, and Margaret Bourke-White, photography duo Morgan Page and Dustin Rice have traveled thousands of miles around Texas to capture the natural textures and patterns in Texas’ landscape, as well as the stark contrast in the dilapidation that these things left behind give to it.
During this talk, Morgan and Dustin will share their photographic journey that resulted in the Bones of Texas project and exhibition. They will be joined by historian Dr. Holle Humphries and guide Oliver Loving IV who both helped them shape this project.
Bones of Texas will be showing in the DCP Community Gallery from July 7-July 23. Each photograph in the exhibition will be accompanied by placards that weave stories of personal emotion and forgotten presence and absence in and around the remaining architecture.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Morgan Page received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston in Houston, TX. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Midwestern State University. Dustin Rice received his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Mass Communications from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Both Page and Rice share a keen interest in Texas history and an adventurous spirit in exploring Texas landscapes. Their book Bones of Texas is under contract with the University of Texas Press.