Morgan Post, photography instructor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, has dedicated his latest research to investigating the unforeseen radiological disasters that plague communities, nations, and ecosystems around the world. Over the past several years, he has been compiling his work into a massive multidisciplinary project to document the environmental impact in Utah of uranium mining for nuclear power. Last fall, he received permission from the Japanese government to visit and photograph the site of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster – the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
Prof. Post's photographs of Utah and Fukushima will be publicly displayed for the first time, in the Lukacs and Experimental Galleries . His exhibit, titled U 92, Contamination from West to East, is on display until February 28, and is free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Public reception in the gallery on Tuesday, February 18, at 5 p.m., followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion on nuclear power’s environmental impact, political ramifications, uranium, the American West, and photography.