Richard E. Brooks: 50 Years of Fine Arts Photography Exhibition Opens Today

Allerton Estate, Kauai, Hawaii.

The new Richard Brooks photography exhibit opens today at the University of Illinois’ Union Gallery as part of this year’s American Music Month celebration, and will remain open until November 28th.  Brooks’ exceptional color photographs document not only the extraordinary beauty of Central Illinois’ only National Natural Landmark, the Robert Allerton Park and Estate, and Robert Allerton’s Kauai National Tropical Botanical Garden, but also helped his extended photographic career which began as a student of the University of Illinois fifty years ago. The success of his early photographic work enabled him to experiment and develop new lighting techniques that influenced his later work as one of Illinois’ leading advertising and nature photographers whose works have been exhibited in galleries across the country. This exhibit of photographs taken throughout Brooks’ career highlight the many different artistic directions that he has followed throughout his life to reveal the inner beauty of the subjects that he has so skillfully photographed.  A special opening reception will be held in the Illini Union Gallery at  4:30 pm on November 3rd and will give people the opportunity to meet Richard Brooks and learn more about his photographic work.  This exhibit and reception are free and open to the general public.  For further information about this exhibit email

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