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‘Critters of Southern Africa’ is new Artist in Residence exhibit

Allan Jacobson and Denise Brouillette-Jacobson share wildlife photography from 2016 trip

UMass Medical School Communications

junio 18, 2018
  Photograph of a leopard taken by the Jacobsons in Southern Africa in 2016.

From the Artisit in Residence exhibit Critters of Southern Africa 

The photography of Allan Jacobson, PhD, the Gerald L. and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology and chair and professor of microbiology and physiological systems, and Denise Brouillette-Jacobson will be the subject of the latest installment of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence series.

The couple has been part of the UMMS family for more than four decades; Dr. Jacobson was one of the founding faculty members of the Medical School. He and his wife, Brouillette-Jacobson, have always enjoyed taking photographs of wildlife during their travels, according to an artist statement, but entered a new dimension of photography opportunities when they visited Africa in October 2016.

“Twice daily photo ‘safaris’ in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana led to numerous extraordinarily close encounters with lions, leopards, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, zebras, hippos and more, and led to the photographs in this collection,” wrote Jacobson.

The exhibit, Critters of Southern Africa, will be on display in the library from June 19 through Monday August 30. For additional information, visit: