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Center For Wilderness Studies and Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

An Unforgiving Land

The Trek Photography of Lee Bergthold

Opening Reception:

June 5, 2009
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Show Runs :

June 6, 2009 - July 26, 2009
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 AM - 4 PM, exluding holidays


Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery
44801 N. Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534

  In May 2006, Lee Bergthold set off with 3 companions on a thirty-two day trek to trace the Hastings Cutoff, the infamous "shortcut" that put the Donner Party behind schedule and caused them to attempt their fateful crossing of the Sierra Nevada too late in the season. This exhibition features the documentary photography of Bergthold's expedition through the deserts and mountains of Nevada, from Donner Springs on the Utah border to Battle Mountain--a distance of 340 miles. In these images, Bergthold reveals a landscape that few have witnessed since the great migrations across the Western United States in the 19th century. The beauty and the brutality of the land are captured elegantly by Bergthold, as are the effects on those few who attempt to survive in such an inhospitable place.
More Info:

Lee Bergthold: (661) 947-5153
LMAG: (661) 723-6250

Last Update
May 30, 2009

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