Now On Display

Learn more about the artist currently featured in our gallery!


On Display:  July – August

Artist Reception:  Monday, July 9th  5:00 – 7:00 pm          Artist in Residence: Portrait appointments July 9th – 14th

Shane Booth - Minden Opera House Gallery Artist, Minden, Nebraska
Artist Shane Booth – portrait taken with 1867 camera

Shane Booth grew up in central Nebraska where he would spend hours looking at family photos with this grandmother, sparking his love for photography.

He graduated with a BA in art from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an MFA in photography from the Savanna College of Art and Design. Currently he is a Professor of photography at Fayetteville State University. His diverse body of work has taken him all over the world where he has taught workshops and exhibited work in Sweden, Africa, Taiwan, and most recently Russia.

He has many honors including being nominated for Sweden’s favorite TV star by QX magazine for his stint on the wildly popular reality TVshow Allt for Sverige and he photographed Laura Bush for The National Willa Cather Foundation. It was his time on this show that took him back to his roots and he began photographing Nebraska and its people. He has received several grants which have allowed him to work with HIV positive people in Ethiopia and Russia.

His camera of choice is an antique studio camera from 1867 which he found in a junk shop in Alma NE, that he has converted to shoot 8×10 film. Currently he is working on a project capturing diversity through portraiture.

As Artist in Residence, Shane is here to take modern portraits with his antique studio camera from 1867. Portraits are available for $45 for 8×10 and $60 for 11×17. Individuals or groups welcome. Appointments can be set up through the MOH office.

For more information on Shane Booth’s work at the Willa Cather Foundation, CLICK HERE.