The Willamette PhotoArts Guild is based in Corvallis, Oregon, with a membership of more than 40 photographers from around the mid-valley. Formed in 1985, the Guild's purpose it to foster the growth of its members and to promote the appreciation of the art of photography through community exhibits such as this 8th biennial exhibit at The LaSells Stewart Center. For this year's theme, members were asked to present their interpretations of life and death through imagery. The result is a wide-ranging display that contrasts the exuberance, beauty and inspiration of life, as well as the irony, sadness and melancholy of death. OSU Press Release
Photos to right by Jack Larson (left) and Dave McIntire.