PNC Odyssey Presents “Wedding Photographs” by Steven E. Gross

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: July 26, 2010

The Purdue University North Central 2010 -11 Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series will present the exhibit "Wedding Photographs" by noted photographer Steven E. Gross, from Aug. 16 to Dec. 31 in two locations on the PNC campus. weddingphotographs

His black and white photographs of weddings may be viewed in the first floor, north study area of the PNC Technology Building and in the Library-Student-Faculty Building student lounge, Room 062 in the building's lower level. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Technology Building is open and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library-Student-Faculty Building closed Sundays.

Gross has changed the way couples and their families think about wedding photography. He brings a unique sense of composition and timing to his work. He chronicles weddings in a documentary style, capturing the day using black and white film and traditional fiber-based prints. His keen eye discovers subtle gestures and fleeting emotions and reveals the passion and irony underlying the wedding ritual: a stolen moment between bride and groom or a little girl enveloped in a bride's veil. All photographs are for sale.

His photography has caught the eye of ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, Fox TV and PBS. His work has been featured in Esquire, Smithsonian, Chicago Magazine and numerous national and international publications. His book projects include Zhou Brothers, "In The Studio and Black and White: Defining Moments of Weddings and Marriage."

Gross served in the U.S. Air Force and traveled abroad before studying photography at Columbia College in Chicago. He established Steven E. Gross and Associates in 1982 and Real Life Weddings in 1995. Information about Gross may be obtained through his web sites and

To obtain further information about this exhibit or the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, 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.