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Photo by Jenna Nagel

Black Hills State University students Hillary Wittenhagen, senior communication arts and mass communications major, and Jenna Nagel, senior mass communications major, have their photography exhibit “Capturing Culture” on display in Clare and Josef Meier Hall on the BHSU campus.

Wittenhagen’s images were taken in rural and urban China. They are an alternative photographic printing process called lith printing. The images show the effect of tourism on an already overpopulated country with the presence of people being one thing that is constantly missing from the images. The subtle tones and colors of these images give off a feeling of isolation in this vast country.

Nagel’s images were taken throughout South Dakota during a photography internship with the South Dakota Department of Tourism and Economic Development this past summer. Her images represent the diverse landscape, culture, and attractions the state has to offer. Nagel’s photograph of the Northern Lights received national attention this summer when it was picked up by MSNBC.

The images will be on display on the second floor student lounge in Meier Hall until October 31.