Peter MacKeith photography exhibit opens for First Friday

Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Wood Center Arctic Java

The “2017 Peter MacKeith Memorial Photography Exhibition: Ascension” will open Friday, March 3, with a reception in Wood Center’s Arctic Java. Photos will be on display beginning at 5 p.m. The reception event is free and open to the public.

Frozen Lenses, the UAF student photography group, is hosting the exhibit through March 19 in partnership with the Wood Center Student Activities Office. This year’s event is juried by Seth Adams, outdoor and recreation contributor for the Anchorage Dispatch News and outdoor enthusiast.

The exhibit features photography inspired by adventure in Alaska. Photos were submitted by UAF students with various majors and experience levels.

The exhibit is held in honor of Peter MacKeith, who died while summiting Old Snowy Peak near Delta Junction in 1980. MacKeith was a geoscientist and UAF doctoral student best known for his love of Alaska’s wilderness and talent for photography.

The exhibit is paid for by the Peter MacKeith Endowment, which was established using funds from MacKeith’s will that were set aside for amateur photographers at UAF.

The Frozen Lenses group is advised by Professor Charles Mason, who teaches in both the art and the communication and journalism departments. The departments are part of the College of Liberal Arts, comprising arts, humanities, social sciences and language disciplines in UAF’s largest academic unit.


CONTACTS: Naomi Horne, College of Liberal Arts, 907-474-6464,; Charles Mason, Department of Communication and Journalism,, 907-474-6217

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