FARGO — NDSU Libraries are set to host a virtual program celebrating the life and work of distinguished photographer and former NDSU student Leo Kim.

The virtual event is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at noon via Zoom. Community members can email lindsay.condry@ndsu.edu to get the Zoom link.

Panelists include Colburn Hvidston III, retired photojournalist, former photo department manager at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead for 35 years and former president of the National Press Photographers Association; Dan Koeck, freelance editorial photographer and former NDSU University Relations photographer for 24 years; Dave Samson, photographer with The Forum for the past 15 years and the West Fargo Pioneer/Midweek publications for 25 years; and Dave Wallis, The Forum photographer for 40 years with a 50-year career in news and sports photography.

Kim's collection of photographs, negatives, slides and records was donated to the NDSU Archives in 2019. The upcoming virtual program coincides with a new online exhibit “A Photographic Journey: The Life & Work of Leo Kim,” which shares details of his life and examples of his work from the “Leo Kim Photograph Collection.”

The online exhibit was created by NDSU Department of Communication graduate student Noah Petters with assistance from NDSU Archives volunteer Mike Smith and NDSU Libraries staff members.