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South Coast Exhibit By College Students Portrays Ventura County Firefighters Who Battled Thomas Fire

Photo by Shane Bowers
This photograph of Ventura County firefighters will be on display at the "Burned, But Not Forgotten" exhibit at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo

An exhibit created by two college students opens on the South Coast this week to portray some of the Ventura County firefighters who battled the Thomas Fire. 

A new pop-up exhibit called “Burned, But Not Forgotten” will feature photographs and interviews with Ventura County firefighters who were on the front lines of the devastating Thomas Fire. The photos and video are through the lenses of Cal State Channel Islands art student Shane Bowers and his classmate as part of their senior project.

"We photograph them individually, as a group and then also pictures of their station, their rigs and just hearing their stories of what was going through their minds, things that stuck out to them. So, we're putting that up in a gallery as a tribute to the men and women who serve to protect the homes," Bowers said.

Studio Channel Islands is hosting the exhibit at the Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo. It’s free and runs from this Saturday through May 12th.