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Photographs by Dead Photographers Society Members at the Bath House Cultural Center

Burl's by Don Simmons

Burl's by Don Simmons

North Texas Road Trip
Bath House Cultural Center
March 5 through April 9, 2011

Opening reception with artists is Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Bath House Cultural Center will present a photography exhibition by fifteen artists from the Dead Photographers Society, March 5 to April 9, 2011. An opening reception with the participating artists will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

North Texas Road Trip is a photographic project that captures rural places, scenes and people on a single day in North Texas. In 2010, fifteen members of the Dead Photographers Society, a group of professional artists from the DFW area, drew an arch 75 miles north from the center of the city of McKinney and selected the smallest towns and communities along the designated geographical area. After pulling out note cards with the names of the towns from a cowboy hat, the photographers departed for their different destinations with the intention of photographically recording and interpreting the landscapes and people they encountered along the way. This exhibition features the images captured on that one-day expedition through North Texas.

The artists featured in the exhibition are

  • Ken Blackburn
  • Dragana Bulatovic
  • Lee Courtney
  • Pam Davis
  • Guy Giersch
  • Peta Jones
  • Dora Knutsen
  • Mel Levin
  • Brian Magnuson
  • Roddy Parkinson
  • Sonja Quintero
  • Sam Reeves
  • Don Simmons
  • Nelson Spencer
  • Bonnie Slack

About the Dead Photographers Society

The Dead Photographers Society was an idea born out of a love for black and white photography and traditional darkroom techniques. Pursuing photography in this way, Society believes, infers both a love for the medium and a love for the process, and predisposes itself to practicing the “craft” of photography and “making” images rather than “taking” them. Over time the group has evolved into a gathering place which provides a lightly structured forum for discussion of and mutual learning about the art of photography through demonstration, sharing of ideas, works, critiques and techniques. The group’s goal is to assist the members in the realization of their individual ambitions in the medium of photography, whatever those ambitions may be. For more information about the Society, please visit

The Bath House Cultural Center

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.

The Bath House Cultural Center’s regular hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The center is open until 10:00 p.m. on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at

For information about the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, please visit

Burl's by Don Simmons

Burl's by Don Simmons

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