Photographs of Southcentral Kentucky Featured in Photography Exhibit
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 [10:18 AM]
LWC Associate Professor of Journalism David Goguen shot scenes in
Southcentral Kentucky, the Atlantic region, Midwest and California
for his exhibit "Sacred Time: Journeys from Dusk to
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Southcentral Kentucky's
landscape impressed David Goguen moved to Southcentral Kentucky, he
noticed the region's beautiful landscape. It was a characteristic
that many longtime residents and natives often taken for
But area residents will have an opportunity to see the region
in a different light through a collection of photographs
in "Sacred Time: Journeys from Dusk to Dawn," an exhibit now
on display through Nov. 19 in the Lindsey Wilson College Lucretia
C. Begley Art Gallery.
The exhibit features more than 20 black-and-white prints of
images taken in Adair, Green, Nelson and Russell counties, and also
in the Atlantic region, Midwest and California.
, who is LWC associate professor of
journalism, shot the pictures over several years while traveling
and living in various locations. Most of the images were shot in
low-light levels, giving the appearance they were captured at the
beginning or end of a day.
"While meditating at night, I've heard heating ducts expand
and click in the walls," Goguen said. "I've heard the wind make
antenna wire flap in the eaves. I've heard the footfalls of a cat
moving across the carpet, and I've heard the miracle of my own
breath entering and leaving my body.
"While mindful of these things, the confusion and stress of
the day dissolves into a mental warmth I am at a loss to explain.
It becomes a sacred time where I feel connected to all that
surrounds me. It's a moment where I feel a connection to the
Goguen said that photography "provides me with a
heightened sense of awareness and connection to my
"In the moments leading to the capture of an image, I am aware
that I am stepping out of ordinary time and into sacred time," he
said. "I have no sense of audience, but an overwhelming
gratefulness for the scene that has presented itself."
Goguen said he is fascinated with the possibilities opened up
by low-lit photography.
"My interest in low-light photography lies with my personal
fascination with night, both in real and metaphorical terms," he
said. "We normally reserve night for sleeping, and as a result,
miss its visual wisdom and beauty. … These photographs attempt to
chronicle the visual wisdom that dusk, night, and morning
"Sacred Time: Journeys from Dusk to Dawn" by David Goguen
is on display through Nov. 19 in the Lindsey Wilson College
Lurcretia C. Begley Gallery, located in the W.W. Slider Humanities
Center. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact Goguen at firstname.lastname@example.org or