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WMU photographers in "2 Cities; 48 hours" exhibit

April 10, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Chuck Comer, assistant professor emeritus in health, physical education and recreation; and Gary Ciadella, instructor of art, are two of 12 West Michigan professional photographers whose work is featured in an unusual exhibit in St. Joseph, Mich.

"2 Cities; 48 Hours" opened March 11, and continues through Sunday, April 17, at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph.

All photos were taken during two days in August 2004 in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Mich., by the 12 professional photographers as well as by eight amateur photographers and 70 students with disposable cameras. Combined, they captured more than 10,000 images. EPSON was the major sponsor of the project, and most of the work in the exhibit is digital.

Comer says it was a rewarding experience, and efforts are under way to find funding for a similar project in Kalamazoo.

For a complete overview of the project, visit <www.2cities48hours.com>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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