Current Exhibition - Southern Light Gallery



The Architecture of Landscape

Robert Hirsch

October 2 - November 16, 2017

The Architecture of Landscape Series 3 LONG


Southern Light Gallery 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Architecture of Landscape Series 2 Upcoiming Exhibition

Southern Light Gallery at Amarillo College, which has displayed the work of innovative and upcoming photographers since 1977, will commemorate its 40th anniversary with an exhibit by founder Robert Hirsch, who will make a personal appearance at the College in October.

A portion of The Architecture of Landscape series Hirsch created in the Texas Panhandle in the 1970s and 80s, will be on display from Oct. 2-Nov. 16. The prints are courtesy of CEPA Gallery’s Traveling Exhibition Program (see:

Additionally, the noted New York-based photographer and author, who taught at AC from 1976 to 1991, will be on hand Oct. 26-27 to help the College celebrate the gallery’s milestone anniversary in person.

Hirsch, now director of Light Research in Buffalo, NY, will be the guest of honor at a reception from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.

After the reception, Hirsch will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. in the nearby College Union Building’s Oak Room. The entire evening’s activities are free and open to the public.

Hirsch also will speak to AC photography students during his stopover – at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 in Parcells Hall, room 314.

“Our 40th anniversary observance is doubly exciting because Robert Hirsch is coming back to help us mark the occasion,” René West, assistant professor of photography and gallery curator, said. “Robert today is a prominent photographer and well-known writer; the founding of the Southern Light Gallery and his time at AC mark the beginning of his prestigious career.

“We are delighted by his continued enthusiasm for Southern Light Gallery, where so many illustrious artists have exhibited their work these four decades past, all because of Robert’s lasting vision.” READ MORE


  • Please join us for the following events:
  • Thursday, Oct. 26

    Gallery Reception & Lecture

    Reception from 6-7 p.m.

    Southern Light Gallery
    Ware Student Commons, 1st Floor
    Amarillo College Washington Street Campus

    Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

    College Union Building, Oak Room
    Amarillo College Washington Street Campus


    The entire evening’s activities are FREE and open to the public.

  • Friday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

    Classroom Presentation for AC Photography Students

    World in a Jar: War & Trauma – An Ethical Tale

    Parcells Hall, Room 314
    Amarillo College Washington Street Campus 


       World in a Jar  War   Trauma     An Ethical Tale


For more information about Hirsch’s visual and written projects, visit: For more about Southern Light’s 40th anniversary, please contact René West. Email or Call: 806-345-5654