Changing Places: Rick Dingus at the Museum of Texas Tech University

*Changing Places will be on view until July 12th, 2016.

Rick Dingus, Changing Places (Photocredit: Ashley Busby)

Five Years After the Fire, Bandolier National Monument, 1982-89, Gelatin Silver print with silver Prismacolor

“Changing Places: The Photographic Artifacts of Rick Dingus” opened and remains on view at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The retrospective marks Dingus’ retirement from Texas Tech’s faculty and surveys his 4 decades of work in photography.


Rick Dingus, Changing Places (Photocredit: Ashley Busby)

Far Upper Right: Stump Shelter in a Clear Cut Area of Old Growth Forest, The Styx Valley of the Giants Center Right: Global Rescue Station (Old Growth Forest Scheduled for Clear Cutting), The Styx Valley of the Giants Lower Right: Museum Courtyard, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart Far Left: Hydroelectric Water Transportation, Tarraleah Power Station Left: Hydroelectric Water Transportation, Lake Margaret Dam

Tasmania, Australia , 2005-07


Covering many of his major projects, from the infrared overhead images for which he is famous to his very early experiments of the 1970s with time lapse and other then-unusual techniques. The exhibition showcases the impressive polymathic skill with which he approached photography. In each series he utilizes technique appropriate to his concept, never recycling a method without distinct purpose.

Rick Dingus, Changing Places (Photocredit: Ashley Busby)

Lower Left: Museum Courtyard, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart Upper Left: Stump Shelter in a Clear Cut Area of Old Growth Forest, The Styx Valley of the Giants

Upper Right: Plants from Antarctica Display, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobert Lower Right: Deep Sea Diver, Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Hobart

Tasmania, Australia , 2005-07

In questioning the values of location and time in his work, he uses marks as varied as black rectangles superimposed on images, obscuring marks with crayon, and laying multiple exposures over each other to convey moments in the passage of time. The works taken together make a convincing case for Dingus’ place in the cannon of photography.


Rick Dingus, Changing Places (Photocredit: Ashley Busby)

Left: Suburban Maze (OAK>LAS>LBB), 2014-15 Right: Silicon Valley (OAK>LAS>LBB), 2014-15

*Changing Places will be on view until July 12th, 2016.

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