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Photographer Steve Babbitt featured in four art shows

Photographs by Steve Babbitt are on display this month at Rapid City's Dahl Fine Arts Center, the Isaac Lincoln Gallery at Northern State University, Aberdeen, the Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, Iowa, and at Yosemite Village, Calif.

Babbitt is an associate professor of photography at Black Hills State University. His two silver gelatin photographs at the Dahl are featured under the theme “Cry of the Land.” Art in the display reflects social commentaries on the dignity of the working class during hard times. The works mirror complex forces as articulated in John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath. The show, a juried competition, runs through March 19.

The Yosemite Renaissance XV features two gelatin silver prints by the BHSU photography professor. He is among 29 artists whose works are featured at the Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park. This show is an

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international juried event and will travel to a half dozen sites throughout the west. Three years ago Babbitt was a purchase-award winner at the Yosemite Renaissance show.

“Working on the Last Ten Percent,” a one-man art show featuring his photos on topics from landscapes to South Dakota small towns concludes this month in Aberdeen.

The BHSU photography teacher also has two photographs currently featured at the 56th annual juried exhibition at the Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, Iowa. One of his photos was selected as a cash award winner.

Babbitt has been teaching classes in journalism and photography at BHSU since 1994. He holds a master's of fine arts degree in photography from San Francisco Art Institute.