A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, for an exhibition of Christopher Brock’s photographs in the Spiva Art Gallery.

The Cordilleras, on the way to Bontoc -- photo by Christopher Brock.

The Cordilleras, on the way to Bontoc — photo by Christopher Brock.

His works will be displayed as a two-part series — photos taken at the Bagram Trauma Center while on active duty tours in Afghanistan, and those taken while conducting research for his master’s thesis in the Kalinga Province of the Phillipines.

“I travel to all corners of the world in search of unique people, places and cultures,” says Brock. “I combine traditional documentary photography with a new and fresh formal approach, creating images with an aesthetic designed to pull the viewer in, holding their attention long enough to tell powerful stories.”

Brock will give a lecture about his work from 5 to 6 p.m. that evening.

Due to the graphic nature of some images, viewers must use discretion when visiting the exhibit. It will remain on display through Oct. 9.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.