At Night

First Place
Last Gasp
by Jeffery Maresh
Littleton, Colorado
Photographic painting with light on chromogenic paper

At Night is made possible through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and a partnership with Fujifilm.

At Night
June 11-September 3

AT NIGHT OPENING WEEKEND, SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOPS presented by the Texas Photographic Society
June 11, 5:00-7:00 PM:
Family-friendly Opening Reception for At Night, $5/person without symposium
June 12, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Photography symposium at the Museum of the Big Bend
Admission for June 11-12 At Night Opening Reception & Symposium: $10/person (includes opening reception and MoBB entrance fee)
Free for members of the Museum of the Big Bend, children under 12 and current SRSU students, staff and faculty with current ID.

At Night is a 50-image exhibition juried by renowned night photographer Lance Keimig for the Texas Photographic Society’s 2021 At Night Competition. At Night will spotlight one of our greatest natural resources – the dark sky – while also building awareness about light pollution and its disruption of wildlife and ecological balances when the dark sky is impaired. This exhibit explores all aspects and subjects of urban and rural night photography from twilight to dawn, including astral photos, city lights, wildlife, and landscapes. Click here to see all of the images from this exhibit.


Saturday, June 12 at Museum of the Big Bend (FREE with $5 MoBB admission)
10:00 to 11:00 AM  – James Evans: Big Bend Pictures
11:15 AM to 12:15 PMPreserving the Night in the Age of Light (Panel Discussion with Stephen Hummel, McDonald Observatory; Annie Gilliland, Big Bend National Park & Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River; Amber Harrison, Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Big Bend Ranch State Park; and Lisa Felder, Texas Master Naturalist, Tierra Grande Chapter.
12:15 to 1:45 PM – Lunch break
1:45 to 2:45 PM – Gabriel Biderman: Journey into the Night
3:00 to 4:00 PMA Night Photography How-to for Everyone (Panel Discussion with Chad D. Smith, Ashton Thornhill, and Steve Goff)


Friday, June 11 from 8:45 PM to 12:45 AM – Photography Night at McDonald Observatory
Dark Skies Specialist Stephen Hummel has arranged for this special Photography Night in conjunction with the At Night opening weekend. Photography Nights provide the rare chance to see and photograph the night sky from the summit of Mount Locke, home to the highest road in Texas, the 82″ Otto Struve Telescope, the 107″ Harlan J Smith Telescope, and more. Photographers will have an opportunity to shoot in a controlled setting with minimal lights, free from interruptions from crowds, vehicle headlights, or other interferences which may spoil long-exposure photographs.
Limited to 10 participants, $75 per person. For more details, and to register, click here and choose the June 11 option.
Saturday, June 12 from 8:30 PM to midnightUrban Night Photography at Marfa
Join National Parks at Night Co-Founder, Gabriel Biderman for a night photography exploration of the remarkable town of Marfa. This hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to level up those urban night skills in an inspirational location.
Class size is limited to 10 participants, and the workshop fee is $150. Click here for full details and to register.

Click here for more information about At Night Opening Weekend events.

At Night exhibit is presented in partnership with McDonald Observatory, Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Globe at Night and Texas Master Naturalist.

Low light cell phone photography from Big Bend area high school students will be also on display. See images below.

Second Place
Ghent Stadshal by Michael Matthews
Berlin, Germany

Third Place
Fishbowl by Efren Lozano
Dallas, Texas
Archival Digital Print

Low light cell phone photography by Big Bend area high school students