Journey through Iceland at latest CTFAC exhibit

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The latest CTFAC exhibit will feature photography from Tarleton State University students as they traveled through Iceland over the summer.

Over the summer Tarleton assistant professors Knut Hybinette and Megan Ehrhart led eight students on a landscape photography quest in Iceland and now the pieces they created will be the latest Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council exhibit from Nov. 5-Dec. 17 at the River North Gallery.

“Each student shot approximately 4,500 photos for the course of at least 50 major Icelandic landscapes,” Hybinette wrote in a release. “So unlike anything seen before, this vast, almost mystical realm has so much to entice the senses. It is indeed a great challenge to try to capture the feeling of any particular moment with one still image seen through a glass lens.”

The students who went on the expedition and whose works will be featured are Case Galbraith, Angelica Carlisle, Ellen Marie, Maria Beasley, Brittney Inman and Mathew Vanderpool.

“We love the opportunity to partner with Tarleton to showcase the work of their talented students,” executive director of the CTFAC Julie Crouch said. “This amazing pictorial exhibit reveals not only the photography experience the study abroad trip affords, but the beauty of Iceland.”

Hybinette is an assistant professor in game design and new digital media at Tarleton who was born in Enkoping, Sweden and received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Georgia and master of fine arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He has exhibited his work at galleries in Sweden, Portugal, Germany and the United States.

“Students learned hands-on techniques in all lighting and weather conditions - environmental challenges to even the most adept, professional photographer,” Hybinette wrote. “We plan on offering this course in a regular rotation for Tarleton’s summer study abroad in the future, with the addition of possible areal photography in addition to landscape.”