Artwork by Byron Banasiak

Now – February 25, 2023

Visual Arts Center | Entrance Gallery 

Byron Banasiak is a photographer and filmmaker from Vermillion, S.D. He grew up very influenced by his father, who was a black and white film photographer and storyteller. He was always drawn to recording the memories being made around him and took the power of a DSLR camera to new levels when he began travelling and telling stories.

Through Byron’s travel photographs we see a journey of self-discovery develop through experience. These photos explore the beauty of differing lands and demonstrate the nature of discovery. Locations included in the exhibit are Marrakech, Essaouira, Fez, Chefchaouen and Tangier, Morocco, as well as the Sahara Desert.

“As a photographer, I am sustained by the beauty and chaos of everyday life: fishermen on the docks, merchants selling spices and wares, the endless changing sands in the Sahara,” says Banasiak. He currently works for the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

 SD Arts Council

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.