Erik M. Lauritzen 1953 - 2007
Truckee Meadows Community College Professor Emeritus Erik M. Lauritzen passed away Aug. 9, 2007.
Erik established the photography department and taught photography and fine art at TMCC from 1991 to 2004. He also managed the galleries at the college from 1991 to 1998.
Erik was a workshop assistant for Ansel Adams, Al Weber, Morley Baer, Oliver Gagliani and Pirkle Jones. He also printed "Portfolio One" for Ruth Bernard.
He exhibited in numerous regional, national and international exhibitions, received many grants and honors, and taught workshops nationwide.
Erik's photographs and writings are archived at UC Santa Cruz.
A ceremony is being planned to commemorate his life and work during the opening reception of an exhibition of his photographs in spring 2008 at the Nevada Museum of Art.
[photograph from UCSC Web site]