Jim West—Summers in Europe

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Sep. 4
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Aug. 7 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Aug. 8 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Jim West has had the opportunity to travel to Europe more than a dozen times over the last 25 years. During that time, he has built a body of work that has been published in many venues, has never taken the time to do a photography exhibition. The images in this Summers in Europe show represent his vision of what Europe feels like to him. They are an eclectic mix from many countries, including Italy, Greece, and France. As a photography educator, he uses these images to teach from and to share with his students as a tool to help them improve. Jim hopes that you enjoy these images as much as he enjoyed taking them.

Nationally recognized, award-winning photographer Jim West has been honing his trade for more than 25 years at Cosumnes River College, teaching thousands of students the art of photography and digital imaging.  Jim was recently awarded the Dean Collins Photoshop World Educators Professional Scholarship Award at the national conference in Las Vegas. In 2014, Jim was awarded three Nikon Photography Scholarships, the Martin Luther King Diversity Award, Outstanding teaching award at Cosumnes River College and the Smithsonian Institution Photography Award. Earlier in his career, he was the winner of two back-to-back National Eastman Kodak Awards where Jim’s work was displayed in Epcot center in Florida and in Times Square in New York.  His work can be seen displayed in many Sacramento public buildings, including the Capitol.  Jim continues to pursue his passion for excellence in photography every day.


© Jim West


© Jim West


© Jim West


© Jim West



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