Photographer, Public Radio Correspondent and Artist Launch Daughters of Hanford Multimedia Series
Interactive gallery show opens July 2015 at the REACH Museum
Richland, Wash. — March 3, 2015 — The multimedia project Daughters of Hanford debuts this
week on public radio across the Northwest in honor of Women’s History Month in March.
The project weaves oral histories with portraiture in a 12-part radio series, interactive website,
geo-mapping application and art exhibit opening in July 2015 at the REACH in Richland. The goal is to
share with listeners and viewers the experiences of @HanfordWomen past, present and future.
Daughters of Hanford illuminates women who have played a role in the development of the
Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and have been affected by the largest refinery of weaponized
plutonium, which is now the largest environmental cleanup site in the nation. It features
interviews, photography and design produced by three collaborators:
Anna King is a correspondent for the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of more than a
dozen regional public radio stations. She reports on everything from agriculture to Hanford for 1.6
million weekly listeners. She’s producing the dozen radio stories about women and Hanford.
Kai-Huei Yau, a Seattle-based photographer and former journalist at the Tri-City Herald, is
photographing portraits of each woman that will complement these radio stories and comprise
the gallery exhibit at the REACH.
Doug Gast is an exhibiting artist, an associate professor of fine arts, and the director of the Digital
Technology and Culture program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He is creating a webbased
platform that enables visitors to view the portraits and artwork and hear each woman’s
story in her own words.
Daughters of Hanford will teach and inspire future generations of artists, engineers, journalists,
watchdogs and scientists while serving as a catalyst for regional discussion.
The project is hosted by the REACH and sponsored by Northwest Public Radio and Washington
State University Tri-Cities. This project is also made possible by generous support from members of the community.
Phyllis Fletcher 206.221.2728 firstname.lastname@example.org
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