PNC Odyssey Presents “Über Alles” by Bobby Talamine

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: July 27, 2010

The Purdue University North Central 2010 - 11 Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series will feature its second exhibit by noted rock 'n roll photographer Bobby Talamine with "Über Alles" (Above Everything Else). The exhibit will be presented Aug. 16 to Dec. 31 in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 in the building's lower level. The exhibit is free and is open to the public and may be viewed by appointment only. bobby-talamine

Talamine has earned a reputation as one of the country's premiere photographers with a career spent photographing the world's top rock bands. By his count he has photographed at least 2,600 artists. His arty, creative, eye-popping and unusual images appear regularly in national magazines, newspapers and books.

This exhibit features primarily black and white photographs of musicians, including Lady Gaga, Fergie, and The Black Eyed Peas, taken during performances. About half of the featured photographs are of female performers. All photographs were taken within the past year.

Talamine explains his work, "I not only make them for my personal enjoyment, but for these musicians as well, many of whom have purchased the original prints. What attracts them to my work is the fact that they are in black and white. They know that I constantly experiment, take risks and always look and seek out the unusual."

There will be an artist's reception and talk on Wed, Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Assembly Hall. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Talamine and hear him describe the art of capturing great music images and learn some of his secrets. Light refreshments will be served.

Many pieces are available for purchase. To obtain further information on Talamine visit

To schedule an appointment to view this exhibit or to obtain further information, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations, at 219.785.5200 ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.