Eva Lake hosts a tribute to Portland photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier, who died last week. Guests include his widow, Prudence Roberts, gallery owner Jane Beebe, and John Laursen, co-author of the book, Wild Beauty, with Toedtemeier.
Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. He also was co-founder of the Blue Sky Gallery in 1975 and served as its co-director. In 1980 he became Professor of Art and History at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching photography and studio classes.
Toedtemeier's photography explores the spectacular geology of the Pacific Northwest, especially its unique basalt formations.
Most recently Toedtemeier curated the exhibition Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867 – 1957, which is on view through January 11 at the Museum.