Former NatGeo photographer to display photos

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Former NatGeo photographer to display photos

Dean Conger’s worldwide images will be in exhibit at Durango Arts Center
University of Wyoming student Dean Conger snapped this photo of New York Governor Thomas Dewey in 1948 at the railroad station in Laramie, Wyo. during the 1948 Presidential campaign. At right, is sophomore Carol Held, who was Miss Wyoming and runner-up for Miss America that year. Conger used a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera and a No. 5 flashbulb for the shot.
“I was doing a story on Moscow for NatGeo,” Conger wrote of this photo of a Soviet soldier at the May Day parade in 1964 in Moscow. “As I recall, a group of soldiers had formed just in front of the stand where I had a spot. It was a more relaxed, human moment than the actual parade.” Conger used 35mm Kodachrome film for this photo.
Dean Conger channeled Grant Wood for these 1985 pictures. “I was doing a story on Ancient Architecture in China for a Geographic book. We were headed down a country road headed for an appointment. The couple was just standing there as we drove by and I shouted for the driver to stop. He backed up and I asked the interpreter to tell them, ‘Don’t move!’ I changed nothing. I gave them a Polaroid and they were delighted. No matter which country I was in, I found it very important to learn the words for ‘stop.’ Many good pictures are just targets of opportunity,” Conger wrote.
Dean Conger channeled Grant Wood for these 1985 pictures. “I was doing a story on Ancient Architecture in China for a Geographic book. We were headed down a country road headed for an appointment. The couple was just standing there as we drove by and I shouted for the driver to stop. He backed up and I asked the interpreter to tell them, “Don’t move!” I changed nothing. I gave them a Polaroid and they were delighted. No matter which country I was in I found it very important to learn the words for “stop”. Many good pictures are just targets of opportunity,” Conger wrote.
This shot of geese at Lake Powell from Dean Conger’s personal collection was taken in 1995 during Conger’s retirement years and is from his personal collection. “The sun was going down and the light was great. The geese must have learned that if they came up to houseboats they just might get something to eat.”
If you go

The Fifth Corner Photo Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Dean Conger through January. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the gallery, located upstairs in the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.
For more information, visit www.thefifthcornerphotogallery.com.

Former NatGeo photographer to display photos

University of Wyoming student Dean Conger snapped this photo of New York Governor Thomas Dewey in 1948 at the railroad station in Laramie, Wyo. during the 1948 Presidential campaign. At right, is sophomore Carol Held, who was Miss Wyoming and runner-up for Miss America that year. Conger used a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera and a No. 5 flashbulb for the shot.
“I was doing a story on Moscow for NatGeo,” Conger wrote of this photo of a Soviet soldier at the May Day parade in 1964 in Moscow. “As I recall, a group of soldiers had formed just in front of the stand where I had a spot. It was a more relaxed, human moment than the actual parade.” Conger used 35mm Kodachrome film for this photo.
Dean Conger channeled Grant Wood for these 1985 pictures. “I was doing a story on Ancient Architecture in China for a Geographic book. We were headed down a country road headed for an appointment. The couple was just standing there as we drove by and I shouted for the driver to stop. He backed up and I asked the interpreter to tell them, ‘Don’t move!’ I changed nothing. I gave them a Polaroid and they were delighted. No matter which country I was in, I found it very important to learn the words for ‘stop.’ Many good pictures are just targets of opportunity,” Conger wrote.
Dean Conger channeled Grant Wood for these 1985 pictures. “I was doing a story on Ancient Architecture in China for a Geographic book. We were headed down a country road headed for an appointment. The couple was just standing there as we drove by and I shouted for the driver to stop. He backed up and I asked the interpreter to tell them, “Don’t move!” I changed nothing. I gave them a Polaroid and they were delighted. No matter which country I was in I found it very important to learn the words for “stop”. Many good pictures are just targets of opportunity,” Conger wrote.
This shot of geese at Lake Powell from Dean Conger’s personal collection was taken in 1995 during Conger’s retirement years and is from his personal collection. “The sun was going down and the light was great. The geese must have learned that if they came up to houseboats they just might get something to eat.”
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