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Current Art Exhibit :  Aerial Photographer Cameron Lawson

Cameron Lawson will exhibit his stunning aerial and landscape photography in the Atrium Gallery at the Bozeman Public Library September 1st through October 30th, 2016. The Bozeman Public Library Foundation, sponsors of the exhibit, will host an artist’s reception on Friday, September 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public.

Lawson worked as a pilot for Talkeetna Air Taxi in Alaska and flew a ski-equipped Cessna 185 on flight-seeing tours of the Alaska Range.  Sometimes he dropped climbers off and flew over glaciers riddled with crevasses, zoomed past mile-high granite walks in the Ruth Gorge, or soared over colorful tundra.  Weekends were spent flying and adventuring in Prince William Sound, the Talkeetna Mountains or the Chugach Range.  Being the Land of the Midnight Sun, often the flights were planned with the intention to capture images during the magic hours, very early dawn or dusk.  Often the door would be removed for visibility and the plane slowed down to ten knots above stall speed.  The images are Lawson’s attempt at sharing the experience.

Lawson was born in Yokohama, Japan, but raised in Alaska.  In his teens, he read a book that would change his life.  Inspired by the adventure stories in High and Wild by Galen Rowell, he picked up a camera and started teaching himself photography.  He practiced while assistant guiding on Denali, working on a fishing boat in southeast Alaska, and while climbing granite walls in Yosemite Valley.  He has since switched gears and created a company, TitanStraps, which manufactures polyurethane tie-downs for work and recreation.  Cameron lives in Bozeman with his dog, Dodger.

The exhibition will be on display during Library hours.  A percentage of sales will go to the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to ensure continuation of cultural programs at the Library for public benefit. 
For more information about the exhibit, please call Sarah DeOpsomer at 582-2425 or email




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