Las Vegas City Hall Photography Exhibit Puts the Focus On Downtown

‘In Focus: Downtown Architecture’ opens Sept. 17, featuring 25 historic and unique downtown Las Vegas buildings photographed by Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkart
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LAS VEGAS - Aug. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- On display inside the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery Sept. 17 to Nov. 19, the 25 images captured by photographers Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkart in “In Focus: Downtown Architecture” span the history of the Las Vegas’ most important buildings, from St. Joan of Arc Parish, the city’s oldest Catholic church, to the twisting, metal facade of the Frank Gehry-designed Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

In April 2014, the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs issued a call for photographers to create a series of photographs of architecturally significant buildings in downtown Las Vegas, which would culminate in both a gallery show and become part of Las Vegas City Hall’s permanent collection. Of the dozens of applicants for the assignment, Reason and Burkart—co-owners of commercial photography studio Square Shooting—were finally notified in July that they had been selected.

“This city that we love—and are proud members of its community—selected us to use our talents to highlight the buildings and locations that make this city what it is,” Reason said. “This series of images will show everyone around the world how wonderful Las Vegas is to the people who adore it as much as we do.”

Shooting commenced in September 2014 after a series of meetings with the city. Burkart and Reason spent nine months on the project, often shooting buildings early in the morning before the sun rose for optimal lighting and minimal distractions. They ended up with 32 images, from which the Office of Cultural Affairs then narrowed down to the final 25.

The selected images include such well-known structures as The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Mob Museum, and the World Market Center, but also oft-overlooked sites such as the Wee Kirk O’The Heather Wedding Chapel, the U.S. Bank branch at Charleston Boulevard and Eighth Street, and the MEET event space.

An opening reception for “In Focus: Downtown Architecture” will be held on Friday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Chamber Gallery, located on the second floor of Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Normal operating hours for the gallery are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

About Square Shooting

Established in 2013, Square Shooting is a full-service photography studio in Downtown Las Vegas focused on providing fascinating images for professional and creative businesses through passionate perspectives and attentive customer service. Founded by longtime friends and collaborators Ryan Reason and Jennifer Burkart, Square Shooting is located at 1800 S. Industrial Road #103, inside Downtown Spaces. For more information, visit or contact Square Shooting directly at (702) 721-9893.

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