MSU Harrison Lecture Series teaches design

October 19th, 2012 Comments Off on MSU Harrison Lecture Series teaches design

(Photo from MSU University Relations) Acclaimed photographer Todd Hido will speak as part of the Harrison Lecture Series and the SPESC photography conference on Oct. 26.

Story by Leah Barbour | MSU University Relations

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The culture of craft influences artistic assessment, house design and furniture arrangement–it impacts quality of life.

Interested community members, amateurs and professionals can attend Mississippi State University’s Harrison Lecture Series on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in McComas Hall’s main theater to learn more about this culture.

Todd Hido, a photographer known for his nighttime images of houses, will offer a free presentation, sponsored by MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design.

“Since our theme this year is the ‘culture of craft,’ the photographer will talk about his craft and how he develops the ideas for his photos,” said Alexis Gregory, assistant professor of architecture. “Lecture presenters always answer questions at the end, and the people who ask those questions can help us all learn even more.”

“We want people to know what’s happening on our campus, so they can start to understand the resources that we have here and engage the public in what we are doing,” Gregory noted.

Hido’s lecture is part of collaboration among the college, the art department, the communication department and the Society for Photographic Education Conference. The lecture series is funded in part through a donation from Robert V. M. and Freda Wallace Harrison and funding from the department of art.

For more information, contact Gregory at 662-325-2202 or

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