LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2009) – This Kevin Connolly may not be the guy from HBO's "Entourage," but he never travels alone – he has a camera with him and thousands of eyes upon him. Connolly, a world renowned photographer and lecturer, is coming to UK to share his unique perspective of the world. UK's Student Activities Board (SAB) brings Connolly to campus at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Worsham Theatre.
Born in Montana, Connolly is a graduate of Montana State University and is now a professional photographer and skier. Connolly was born with a sporadic birth defect that left him without legs. He began skateboarding and taking photographs for the first time in 2005. He spent 2006 in New Zealand; during his return home, Connolly took his first prototype photo for his now famous display, the "Rolling Exhibition."
Prior to his visit to campus, Connolly's photos will be on exhibit in the Rasdall Gallery. “The Rolling Exhibition: A Snapshot of Curiosity” features his perspectives on curiosity, human nature and disabilities. The Rasdall Gallery, located next to the Great Hall in the Student Center, is open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The lecture is also free and open to the public; it is a TallyCats event.