Photographer to share images from bottom of the world

      EUGENE, Ore. - A photographer will share images from his recent trip to Antarctica in February.

      Creswell writer and photographer Bob Keefer will talk and show slides from his 19-day adventure cruise to Antarctica. The event is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Eugene Springfield Art Project, 224 E. 11th Ave., in Eugene.

      Keefer, who retired last year from his job as arts writer at the Register-Guard, visited the world's southernmost continent in November and December.

      The trip took him to the Falkland Islands and to South Georgia - an island that's a wildlife paradise deep in the southern hemisphere as well as to the Antarctic Peninsula.

      Along the way Keefer photographed penguins, seals, albatrosses and other animals in addition to some of the Antarctic landscapes.

      Since leaving the newspaper, Keefer has devoted most of his time to hand-colored black-and-white photography. His work is currently in the Drawers Exhibition at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery, and he has been selected to be a visual artist in residence at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River later this spring.

      You can also see his photography online at