As part of the Bunn Lectureship in Photography, the Department of Art at Bradley University welcomes alum Renée C. Byer, a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist with the Sacramento Bee. In 2007, Byer won this prestigious award for feature photography with her documentation of Cyndie French and her son Derek’s battle with neuroblastoma, a type pediatric brain cancer. Heartbreaking and at times gruesome, these photos show the real emotional impact on a family living with a fatal childhood illness, and the beauty that surfaces when love forces us to endure. The twenty photographs for which she was awarded the Pulitzer will be on display in the Hartmann Center Art Gallery beginning August 25, 2008 and will be up through October 10, 2008.
Reception: 4:00 – 6:00 PM October 2, 2008 at the Hartmann Center Art Gallery
Artist Lecture: 6:30 – 7:30 PM October 2, 2008 at the Heuser Art Center
Video of Byer’s 2007 Pultizer by the Sacramento Bee