Hemard to speak at College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment seminar series on Jan. 24

Published: January 20, 2023

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The Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment’s 2023 Spring Seminar Series will feature Chuck Hemard, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Auburn University.

Hemard will give a talk titled “Longleaf Pine, a photographic artist’s perspective” at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building. Refreshments will be available after the seminar, and Continuing Forestry Education credits, or CFEs, are available upon request where appropriate.

In Hemard’s photographic exploration of remnant old-growth longleaf pinelands, he is after a sense of the momentous and sacred, what he can experience in the present that gives a tiny glimpse of insight into both past and future. In this talk, he will discuss this exploration, his creative research process and his belief that art and science are essential partners in helping people understand the nature and value of longleaf pine ecosystems.

Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American South. His recent photographs are mostly made with large-format film cameras, exploring the complexities of the contemporary landscape. Hemard’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and are included in museum collections across the Southeast United States, including the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, among others.

In 2018, Hemard published a monograph that explores remnants of old-growth longleaf pinelands across the Deep South. The work was featured online in Smithsonian Magazine and in Hyperallergic, Garden and Gun Magazine and Oxford American.

All are welcome to attend this program, and parking is available in the South Quad Parking Deck on the third and fourth floors. Advanced registration is not required.

To receive announcements about future seminars, send a request to join the email list to cfwecom@auburn.edu.

Submitted by: Jamie Anderson


Chuck Hemard

Chuck Hemard is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Auburn University.