Joe Wyatt
Published April 12, 2019

The Amarillo College Creative Arts Community is pleased to announce plans to enhance its traditional observance of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day with an exhibition of pinhole photographs created with a unique cast-iron camera.

pinhole2INAC will celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on Sunday, April 28 with a special pinhole workshop, which will be free and open to the public, presented by the AC Photography Club.

But first, the pinhole photographs of Kim Garrison and Steve Radosevich, collaborators who comprise United Catalysts, will be featured from April 15 through May 8 at AC’s Southern Light Gallery on the Washington Street Campus.

Additionally, an artists’ reception and talk are scheduled on Thursday, April 25, with the reception from 6-6:45 p.m. at the gallery, which is located in the Ware Student Commons, and the talk at 7 p.m. in the Oak Room of the nearby College Union Building.

The exhibit, featuring work from the duo’s pinhole endeavor The Iron Camera Project: Stories of the Painted Desert, will serve as a prelude to the AC Photo Club’s annual Pinhole Photography Day Workshop.

The workshop is from noon to 4 p.m. April 28, on the third floor of Parcells Hall. The event is free and open to anyone who wants to learn how to make images with handmade pinhole cameras.

Additionally, United Catalysts – Garrison and Radosevich – whose website describes them as “collaborators in conceptual art, alchemy, ideas, and the creation of beautiful objects” will attend the workshop and share their expertise.

“We’re excited about having the artists of United Catalysts here, not only to exhibit their wonderful photographs but to share their knowledge of pinhole photography,” said René West, assistant professor of photography.

At AC’s Pinhole Workshop, a darkroom and supplies will be provided – all free – for making exposures with a simple, handmade camera and developing images.

“A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side,” West said. “This is a fun, lo-tech way of making images, and we will provide all the supplies.

“We hope everyone will join us to celebrate all things pinhole photography.”

Participants can vastly improve their chances for pinhole success, West said, if they plan to spend at least two hours on site. Kids 7 and older are welcome, she added, but they will need mom or dad for supervision.

Both Garrison and Radosevich hold master‘s degrees in art from the University of Nevada—Las Vegas, where they first became acquainted. Garrison currently is curator for the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. Radosevich teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at Orange Coast College. Their works have been previously featured at the Amarillo Museum of Art.

For more information about Pinhole Photography Day at Amarillo College, please contact René West at 806-345-5654, or