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Instructor’s photo exhibit reveals Alaskan wilderness

By Elaine Bonilla/reporter

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Bade at the mouth of the Stampede Trail. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian

The SE library’s newest photo exhibit features photography from an English instructor’s Alaskan summer vacation.

The exhibit is a collection of photos Gregory Bade took while on a summer cruise with his wife to Anchorage, Alaska.

“We chose Alaska because we got a cruise there,” Bade said. “We didn’t think we would get another opportunity to go to Alaska, with its location.”

A humpback whale breaching on the waters of the Northern inside passage outside of Juneau. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian
A humpback whale breaching on the waters of the Northern inside passage outside of Juneau. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian

Bade said a few days before they arrived, Alaska had a bad snowstorm even though it was summer. The storm allowed him to take beautiful early morning photos that he couldn’t have captured later in the day when the snow started melting.

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A dall sheep at Denali National Park. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian

Accompanying Bade’s photos is also “Alaskan Vacation,” an article he wrote for a local newspaper. One photo shows Bade standing next to the Stampede Trail, where Christopher McCandless traveled into the Alaskan wilderness in April 1992 and later died of starvation. The book about McCandless’ story, Into the Wild, is one of many books on the Alaskan wilderness on display with Bade’s photos.

Male and female wood ducks on the Alaskan Yukon.  Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian
Male and female wood ducks on the Alaskan Yukon. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian

“Last year, he [Bade] had an exhibit of his trip down Route 66,” said library services assistant director Tracey Minzenmayer. “This past summer, he asked if we wanted to put up another exhibit of his, and we said yes.”

Library services administrative assistant Denise Krajca said she enjoys seeing Bade’s photos.

“This is the second exhibit of his we’ve had in the library,” Krajca said.

The exhibit is available Sept. 2-Oct. 15. For more information, call  Minzenmayer at 817-515-3388.

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