Student photography on display in the McClelland Art Gallery

Michael Steingas
Michael Steingas, photographer and sophomore nursing major.

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever ... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything," famed photographer Aaron Siskind once said.

Michael Steingas, a sophomore nursing major attending Union College, brings that quote to life in the McClelland Art Gallery on Sept. 23. His showing, titled "Scattered Snapshots — A Portfolio Exhibition," includes a variety of subjects from landscapes to still life to concert photography. He enjoys seeing things from a different angle, which is evident in the 40 photographs on display. Although he is excited about the entire showing, he has a favorite piece of work.

"My parents and I went to a park next to a river on a Saturday afternoon, and I took a shot of them walking hand-in-hand down the beach," Steingas said. "Every time I see it, I'm reminded of how dedicated my parents are to each other and how lucky I am to have them."

The Steingas exhibit will be showing for three weeks, from Sept. 24—Oct. 14.

The McClelland Art Gallery is in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. The art gallery is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545.