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In March of 2001, Patrick Nagatani, Lynn Estomin and Lycoming College photography and design students collaborated on a public art project to celebrate diversity and encourage respect for all members of the community. The twenty people pictured on the billboards and home page of this web site all live in the Williamsport area. The Henry Luce Foundation and Lycoming funded the Tolerance project. The Terry Wild Studio donated the photography studio and digital camera equipment for the photography sessions.



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Lynn Estomin, Project Director

Lynn Estomin is a videographer, photographer and computer artist who has been producing art that speaks to women's issues for over twenty-five years. Her award-winning video documentaries have been exhibited internationally and broadcast nationally on PBS. Her still photography and computer images have been exhibited nationally and her work is part of numerous public and private collections. Lynn Estomin is an Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.



Patrick Nagatani, Artist-in-Residence

Patrick Nagatani is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has exhibited in over 95 one-person exhibitions and received two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships. An underlying theme in Nagatani's art has always been the conflict and comedy in collective ideologies. In his most recent body of work, The Ryoichi/Nagatani Excavations, Nagatani employs science to create and validate an alternative past that questions the assumption that time is linear. Patrick Nagatani is a Professor of Art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.


Lynn Estomin's Introduction to Computer Graphics classes created posters on the theme of TOLERANCE to be displayed in empty storefronts in downtown Williamsport at the same time the billboards are on display. Click on a student's name to see his/her poster design.