University of Mobile Exhibit ‘Mostly Monochrome’ Showcases Photography of Steven Carey

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile presents the photography exhibit “Mostly Monochrome” showcasing the work of UM associate professor of biology and award-winning photographer Steven Carey of Fairhope, Alabama.

Admission is free and the exhibit is on display through Dec. 15. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Ben May Hall on the university campus, 5735 College Pkwy.

Carey will discuss his work at a free Artist Talk on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in Ben May Hall. He is the author of “A Temporary Lack of Color – A Journey into a Monochromatic World,” a collection of photographs, to be published in December. For information about the exhibit and lecture, contact the UM College of Arts and Sciences at 251.442.2280.

Carey is an artist member of the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope. An avid storm-chaser, his award-winning photographs of severe weather have appeared in newspapers, magazines and the Discovery Channel website.

His range of photographic interests includes infrared, high dynamic range, monochrome, medium format photography, and collecting and using vintage film cameras.

Shooting both digital and film, Carey’s photographs typically convey emotion to the viewer and pull the observer into the frame.

“If one of my images makes a person pause and reflect something from within, then I consider that photograph a success,” Carey said.

Carey has had a lifelong interest in photography and the creative challenges it affords for self-expression.

“The challenges are both technical and personal,” he said. “Deciding on the proper exposure, framing and composition are a part of the process, but more important to me is trying to capture what my mind’s eye sees as a final image.”


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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