“HomeLands,” featuring photos by Robb Hill, will be on display at the Photographic Archives Gallery in Ekstrom Library from March 12 through May 22.

Hill’s idea was to examine how people create a self-identity from the land on which they live and what happens when their connection to that land is broken. Through black and white panoramic photos, Hill hopes to evoke the idea of home. The images feature portraits, landscapes and documentary shots.

Hill is a documentary photographer who grew up outside of Utica, Ind., on land that has drastically changed since construction began for the I-265 bridge. Now based in Washington, D.C., his photographs have been featured in The New York Times “Lens Blog” and NPR’s “Picture Show.” For more information on the artist, visit www.robbhill.com

The opening reception for “HomeLands” is 5 p.m., Thursday, March 12 at the Photographic Archives Gallery. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on the exhibit, visit louisville.edu/library/archives/photo.

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