ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Sustainability Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) at the University of Mount Union is featuring photographer and activist Orin Langelle as part of its Earth Month events.
The exhibit will consist of a collection of Langelle’s work and will run from April 17 - May 1. Langelle will be on campus for a reception and presentation on his work in the Hoover-Price Campus Center on April 25 from 4 - 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Langelle is a self-described concerned photographer and activist with a storied career of documenting societal and ecological phenomenon throughout the world. Langelle was a 1978 graduate of Webster University in Missouri and ran his own photography studio for three years before going full time into photographic activism.
Langelle has documented conservation efforts from Chile to Illinois and brought a voice to indigenous people throughout the Americas and abroad. Some of his most notable conservation efforts consisted of aiding efforts to stop logging at the Trail of Tears state park in Illinois, and the preservation of 150,000 hectares of Mayangna land in Nicaragua that would have been destroyed by illegal logging.
SMAC and this program will highlight Earth Month on campus. This year marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Month and the central message of this year is to “Protect Our Species”.
For more information about sustainability at Mount Union, visit mountunion.edu/sustainability.