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Reno Photographer chosen to create Governor’s Arts Awards

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Coal Canyon Detail, photo by Scott Hinton

Scott Hinton Creates 360-degree Panoramic Photographs of Nevada for Recipients of 30h Annual Governor’s Arts Awards

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Reno photographer, Scott Hinton was selected by a Nevada Arts Council board committee to create the artwork to be presented recipients of the 30th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards on April 1. A reception and dinner is scheduled at 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Design Center.

“Scott Hinton’s 360-degree photo collages of Nevada’s unique landscapes impressed the Governor’s Arts Award Visual Arts Commission Selection Committee.” Tim Jones, Chair, Nevada Arts Council. Each year the Arts Council chooses a Nevada artist to create the artworks awarded to the honorees.

Born in the suburbs of Orange County, California – Scott Hinton became intrigued with photography in the early 1980’s. A meandering path brought him to the University of Nevada, Reno in 1997, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and continued his pursuit of photography at San Jose State University, CA.  He received his Masters of Fine Art in photographic studies, documenting the sprawling Santa Clara County suburb. Returning to Reno, he is a Research Associate in photography in UNR’s Art Department.

Verdi, Photo collage by Scott Hinton

Hinton spends a majority of his free time in the mountains and deserts of the west working on various photographic projects that explore an evolving landscape. In 1996 Hinton began using the 360-degree panoramic image to document what he calls the “Constructed Landscape” of northern California and western Nevada. The panoramic images are typically made up of eight to ten images collaged together. Hinton’s panoramic photographs present a landscape at a specific time in history, a human constructed landscape in a state of flux. 

The Nevada Arts Council was founded in 1967 as a state agency charged with developing and promoting the arts in Nevada. Statewide programs include Artist Services, Arts in Education, Community Arts Development, Folklife and Grants. The Arts Council supports the work of Nevada artists, arts organizations and institutions and is funded by the Nevada State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and other public and private sources.

The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, preservation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the Division of Museums and History, State Historic Preservation Office, State Library and Archives. For more information, visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.