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Burning Man photographer to discuss her art at Lake Tahoe

Special to the Bonanza
This image is among many Eleanor Preger shot during Burning Man 2015 in Black Rock City, Nev.
Courtesy Eleanor Preger |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Eleanor Preger will talk about her photography during the closing reception for her exhibition, “From the Lens of Eleanor Preger,” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

Preger’s talk will take place in the Ron and Maureen Ashley Community Gallery at the Holman Arts & Media Center at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

The photography exhibition, which is on display in the same gallery until April 8, includes images from Burning Man 2011-2015, including new images that have not been shown before in public, and is co-sponsored by SNC Tahoe’s Eagle Club and Arts Advisory Council.

Preger visits Burning Man each year and rises at 4:30 a.m. each morning to photograph the community and art there. Her images capture far more than simple snapshots or documentation, as she attempts to capture the messages and intention behind the artists she photographs.

“I enjoy engaging with people to take their photograph and get a lot of pleasure gifting them their photos after we return home,” she says.

All the work being shown in the current exhibition will eventually return to the Burning Man Foundation headquarters in San Francisco. This year, 2016 will be Preger’s sixth trip to the Playa.

Visit eleanorpreger.com to learn more about her, and to see her images.

This article was provided by Sierra Nevada College. Visit sierranevada.edu to learn more.

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