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“Cat Island by Kayak” to Premiere at Katrina Research Center June 26

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Storm Kayak by Dr. Eric Wyble

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a premiere of the photography exhibit, “Cat Island by Kayak: A Retrospective,” by Dr. Eric Wyble on Wednesday, June 26, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the library on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

A photographer since the 1980s, Wyble’s exhibit features his use of thediscontinued Kodak infrared black and white film and a 35mm camera. Living near the Mississippi Sound, Wyble combined his passion of sea kayaking to Cat Island and photographing the ever-changing seascape. In addition to the photographs, historical highlights of Cat Island are also elements of the exhibit, which features photographs taken both before and after Hurricane Katrina.

“Cat Island by Kayak: A Retrospective” will be on display at the Katrina Research Center through August 22. For more information, call 228.214.3423 or email krc@usm.edu.