Works of Indiana photographer, John Bower, on display in Indiana Tech’s D’Agostino Art Gallery

“Lingering Spirit: Photographs of a Changing Indiana by John Bower” is now on display in Indiana Tech’s Franco D’Agostino Art Gallery. This exhibit will be on display through May 31.

In “Lingering Spirit,” John Bower’s photography captures the soul of Indiana’s forgotten past. As a photographer, Bower is motivated by the excitement in rediscovering what has been ignored or cast aside. To him, the abandoned houses and rusting automobiles populating the state’s countryside display not only Indiana’s unique heritage, but still retain the energy of their former owners. By employing the inherent drama of black and white photography, Bower is able to capture the essence of his subjects. His main goal is to preserve the richness that surrounds Hoosiers, yet often goes unnoticed.

Bower lives in Bloomington with his wife (and artist), Lynn. Together, they founded Studio Indiana to create books of photography that capture Indiana’s fascinating, yet rapidly disappearing, cultural heritage. Learn more about their work at

The D’Agostino Art Gallery is open seven days a week: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Sunday from 3-9 p.m. It is located on the lower level of Indiana Tech’s Snyder Academic Center. The collection is part of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s traveling exhibition.

The D’Agostino Art Gallery was made possible by a donation from Franco D’Agostino, a 1962 civil engineering graduate of Indiana Tech. Mr. D’Agostino is chairman/CEO of DAYCO Holding Corporation, a company he helped develop in 1971.