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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 16, 2003

Iowa Landscape Photography In Shambaugh House Previews IWP Festival

Photos by Sheri Seggerman (click on photo for enlargement)

Iowa landscape and foliage images by Iowa City photographers Timothy Edberg and Sheri Seggerman are now on display in the Shambaugh House, the headquarters of the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP). The exhibition was mounted in conjunction with the upcoming IWP Festival, "Landscape and Literature," which will be held Oct. 10-12.

The photographs may be viewed during regular Shambaugh House business hours -- 8:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. weekdays -- and also during public events in the Shambaugh House. The building is located at the corner of Clinton and Fairchild streets on the UI campus.

Seggerman is an avid gardener, and her collection of "illumigraphs" features digital imagery of prairie plants. An employee of Prairie Lights books in Iowa City, Seggerman holds a master's degree in photography from the UI School of Art and Art History, where she studied with the late John Schulze.

Seggerman is building a website of her images at http://www.illumigraphs.com.

A native of Iowa City with a doctorate in physics, Edberg now teaches photography at the University of Maryland and the Washington School of Photography. He has a dozen solo exhibitions to his credit over the past decade and his work is in private and corporate collections on three continents.

His awards include second place in the Washington School of Photography's "National Juried Photography Exhibition," third place in the Patuxent Art League's "Seventh Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition" and the Juror's Award in "The American Landscape" at Oella Mill River Gallery. His work has been published in Outdoor Photographer, Iowa Natural Heritage, Groundwork, Shutterbug, the ASMP Bulletin and the Washington Post Magazine.

A wide range of Edberg's nature imagery is viewable at http://www.edbergphoto.com/index.htm.

Information about the IWP Festival, "Landscape and Literature" is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp. The festival is built around Iowa's Paul Engle Day, honoring the Cedar Rapids poet who was the co-founder of the IWP.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.