The details of our surroundings that escape immediate attention are the subject of an upcoming photography exhibit at Franklin College.
The college’s art department will host a lecture by David Chandler, professor of religion and philosophy, from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Henderson Conference Room on the second floor of the Johnson Center for fine Arts. A reception will follow.
The lecture, titled “Unnoticed,” will focus on Chandler’s recent work and his influences.
An exhibit of Chandler’s photography will hang Nov. 5 through Dec. 4 at the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Exhibit hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The building is at Branigin Boulevard and Grizzly Drive.
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Chandler’s interest in photography started in Japan, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He earned a certificate in photography at the New York Institute of Photography.
Chandler holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University. Chandler’s interests in the arts range from classical guitar to photography. He has played in the Franklin Guitar Ensemble and has won awards for his photography, including several from the Northern Indiana Arts Association.
Most of Chandler’s teaching career has been at Franklin College in the philosophy and humanities departments.
“Influences like Zen Buddhism and monastic spirituality are prominent in my recent work, learning to perceive through the senses rather than through my thoughts, expectations or assumptions,” Chandler said recently in a statement of his work.