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2009.08.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Sarah Casey - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: sk.casey@yahoo.com

UNO Professor to Present Photography Exhibit

Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Professor Christine Reed will present a collection of horse photographs at an exhibit on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The exhibit is entitled "Still Wild: Portraits From the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range." Reed is the Regents Foundation Professor of Public Administration.

The exhibition runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Omaha Healing Arts Center Gallery, 1216 Howard St. Reed’s exhibit will be part of the Old Market Gallery Crawl, and her photographs will be on display through early September.

"I call this collection of portraits 'Still Wild' because it reflects the stillness and contained energy of wild horses," Reed said. "The other meaning of the title is the sense of a lull before the storm. A number of horses will soon be removed from the range in order to implement the federal government's policy of preventing overpopulation on the range."

The photographs were taken during Reed's four-day trip in June to the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range in Montana, where more than 120 horses roam free on the range. The range is located on the south slope of East Pryor Mountain overlooking the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming.

Reed has been a faculty member at UNO since 1982. As a Regents Foundation professor in the School of Public Administration, Reed's main teaching and research interests are administrative law and environmental policy and ethics. A special focus of Reed’s research is on the public management of wild horses. Reed has also served as chair of the doctoral program committee.

For more information about the exhibit contact Reed at (402) 672-9227 or stillwildhorses@cox.net.

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