Photo by Ron Verzuh

  Photographer Ron Verzuh  presents Street Rhythms, an exhibit of street corner photographs taken across the globe, on display at the Downtown Eugene Public Library through December 20th. He speaks with Eric Alan about a photographic and personal journey that has included being an author, historian and head of the international solidarity program of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

This Wednesday world renowned photographer Gustavo Germano will present his exhibit about people disappeared by Argentinean dictators.

From 1976 to 1983 an estimated 30,000 people were kidnapped by the government during the military dictatorship in Argentina.

Gustavo Germano's 18 year old brother, Eduardo disappeared. His remains were found last year. The photographer now uses that personal experience for his exhibit "ausencias" –absences, which is on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Autumn Steam

Honeybees are in peril because of disease and pesticides. A photo contest celebrating bees will be on display during the first Friday Artwalk in Eugene Friday evening.

The organization Beyond Toxics has been sounding the alarm about bee health for years. They're celebrating a recent decision by the Eugene City Council to ban the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids from city property. The chemicals are proven to kill bees and other insects. Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics says we should care about bees because they help to grow food: