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Source: Ray Streeter, 785-532-1125, rstreet@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090, potts@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHS OF ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE BY K-STATE'S RAY STREETER ON DISPLAY IN CHANG GALLERY

MANHATTAN -- Ray Streeter, associate professor of architecture at Kansas State University, is displaying his photography of Italian architecture at Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery through Feb. 20.

"Italia Larga" is a collection of photographs that examine the unique qualities of space in Italian buildings and gardens. Streeter used a Nikon D-80 DSLR and a 12-millimeter lens, which allowed for broad framing of buildings, gardens and interiors, as well as shooting under natural lighting conditions.

Streeter is a registered architect who received a bachelor's degree in architecture from K-State in 1979, followed by a master's in architecture from Harvard University in 1984. Since joining the K-State faculty in 1984, he has taught design studios across the architecture curriculum, currently serving as coordinator for first-year studio. He is a frequent instructor in the college's Italian studies programs in Castiglione Fiorentino and Orvieto, Italy. He also is an original student editor and longtime faculty adviser for OZ, the journal of K-State's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

The Chang Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.