A new exhibit at Marshall University's South Charleston campus features the work of prize-winning photographer Sam McCollogh.
An opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the university's library. It is free and open to the public.
McColloch, a native of New Martinsville, still uses vintage cameras, film and darkroom equipment to create black-and-white photographs. He learned to take photos from his father, a hobby photographer.
After receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in biology and chemistry from West Virginia University, McColloch traveled extensively with his job for the Shell Oil Company, where he usually had his camera with him.
Though he has no formal training, McColloch's photos have been exhibited widely and he is best known for his moody images of nature and common things.
McColloch is the subject of the cover story in the current issue of Goldenseal magazine. His exhibit in Charleston was made possible through the cooperation of his cousin, Jerry Gorby, owner of Gorby's Music in South Charleston. The exhibit will remain in place through early August.
For more information, call 304-746-8910.