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Fall 2022 Lecture: Alastair P. Wiper

November 2, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

No cost
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Please join us for our 2022-2023 Lectures and Exhibits Series on Wednesday, Nov. 2, with Alastair P. Wiper, an industrial, scientific, architectural photographer.

The lecture entitled “Unintended Beauty” explores the weird and wonderful infrastructures that provide for human needs and attempts to answer their most important questions about the universe. This discussion with the photographer and presentation of his work will shed light on his creative process and the connections he makes between subjects as diverse as sausage factories and nuclear fusion experiments. Wiper will also discuss his new long-term project, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying,” which includes photographing the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Wiper’s work ranges from photographing giant shipyards in South Korea to particle accelerators in Switzerland.

Get to know Alastair P. Wiper

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British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper has received international recognition for his work in the industrial, scientific and architectural fields. Wiper’s signature is defined by a unique understanding of lines and symmetry, color and contrast, often combined with dark humor, as well as working commercially for brands such as Google and Nikon. His work is regularly featured in publications such as Wired, Vice, Scientific American and The Guardian. His prints are included in the collections of institutions such as the Design Museum in London and the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA, and he has produced several books, including “Unintended Beauty” (Hatje Cantz, 2020) and “The Art of Impossible” (Thames & Hudson, 2015).

This lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held in McCarty Auditorium in the Art + Architecture Building at 5:30 p.m. For last-minute changes to this event, check this page as well as the college’s Facebook page.


Can’t attend? Watch the livestreamed lecture.

Read more details about our 2022-2023 Lectures and Exhibits Series.


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November 2, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No cost


Mark Stanley


Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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