Photographic &Imaging Program

Events

John SextonJohn Sexton:
Lecture and Image Presentation

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, 1 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall, free
Lecture, Poster Sale/Signing
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Richland College is proud to present renowned photographer John Sexton at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 7th in the Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students concluding with a free public lecture, poster sale and signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Ralph Gibson, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, Arno Minkkinen, Jock Sturges, and Mitch Dobrowner.

John Sexton was born in 1953, and has lived on the Monterey Peninsula in California for more than thirty years. Respected as a photographer, master printmaker, author, and workshop instructor, he is best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white photographs of the natural environment. John’s most recent book is Recollections: Three Decades of Photographs, an award-winning retrospective volume, published in late 2006 by Ventana Editions. John’s previous award-winning books include Quiet Light, a monograph representing fifteen years of his work, and Listen to the Trees, which were published by Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, along with Places of Power: The Aesthetics of Technology published by Ventana Editions.

A recipient of the 2005 North American Nature Photography Association Lifetime Achievement Award, John is a consultant to the Eastman Kodak Company and other photographic manufacturers. He worked as both Technical and Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. Sexton assisted Adams both in the darkroom and in the field. He conducted all of the technical testing on the revised editions of Ansel’s books The Negative and The Print. Following Mr. Adams’ death, Sexton served as Photographic Special Projects Consultant to The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. Along with serving as an instructor at number of the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops, Sexton was the director of the workshop program in the early 1980’s. From 1985 to 1993 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Friends of Photography.

The talk will also include examples and anecdotes drawn from his six-year close working relationship with Ansel Adams as Adams’ Photographic and Technical Assistant, and Consultant. Images by both Sexton and Adams will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print, progressing through the various creative steps in the evolution of an expressive photographic print.

Sexton has worked with thousands of photographers in his workshops, seminars, and lectures throughout the world. His photographs have been featured in numerous international exhibitions, collections, and photographic publications. Attendees will gain both information and inspiration from this lively presentation.

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Mitch DobrownerMitch Dobrowner:
Lecture and Image Presentation

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 7 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall, free
Lecture, Reception, Folio and Print Sale/Signing
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Richland College is proud to present photographer Mitch Dobrowner at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 25th in the Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and folio signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jock Sturges, Ralph Gibson, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen.

Growing up on Long Island, N.Y., Dobrowner pursued photography out of a passion for the discipline. Inspired by the work of Minor White and Ansel Adams, he traveled the American Southwest at a young age to "see it for himself." He left home at age 21, equipped with an Argus rangefinder, a gift from his father, and began tracking storm systems and capturing evocative images of thunderstorms.

Dobrowner travels with friend and storm-chasing expert Roger Hill, following super cells across the landscape. He explains, "I’m out there for days or weeks at a time…In order to capture the true feeling of these scenes I’ve got to be there in more than a physical way. I wait for that internal, spiritual connection to come. It also makes for a more tangible, physical challenge. Once I’m in that ‘place’ I only wait for those moments that are just the right moments."

Dobrowner’s awards include, the Sony World Photo Award, The Jacob Riis Award, B&W Spider Award, numerous IPA/Lucie Awards and The National Geographic Society Visions of Paradise Award. His work can be viewed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited in national and international venues including, New York, San Diego, Chicago, Santa Fe, Paris, London and China.

Print Folios: “Storms” 8 Prints $75, and "The Still Earth" 10 prints $100, can be ordered before the event from LensWork at: shop.lenswork.com, to Category: LensWork Folios. To obtain the discount AND free shipping simply enter this coupon code DOBROWNER at checkout. This coupon code will be valid through November 2nd.

The folio images are printed on 8x10 in. paper using Hahnemuhle Photo Rag archival paper and Epson Ultra- chrome K3 archival pigment inks on Epson Pro 4880 printers. Each folio is produced to archival, museum standards. The folio covers are made with 100lb acid-free paper, which are die-cut and debossed. There will a limited supply of the Folios for sale at the presentation event.

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Ralph GibsonJock Sturges:
Lecture and Image Presentation

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall, free
Lecture, Reception, Book Sale and Book Signing
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Richland College is pleased to present renowned photographer Jock Sturges at 7 p.m. on March 8 in Fannin Performance Hall. Richland College continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and book-signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen. Sturges, known for his sublime photographs of the female nude, will address ideas of beauty and biography in art. This presentation will contain images that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive audiences.

Sturges' talk at Richland College will draw on the wider cultural and academic context of his photography, grounding his work in the history of art, while delving into his interests in perceptual psychology and anthropology. For Sturges, it is important to understand, "how vital it is for aspiring artists in any medium to be well and broadly educated in art history specifically and in all culture more generally."

Sturges, a highly published and exhibited photographer, received his BFA from Marlboro College in 1974 and his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. Currently he is working as a fine art photographer in California, Washington state, Ireland, The Netherlands, and the Atlantic coast of France. He is also a commercial freelance photographer specializing in fashion and classical dance and a contributing editor to various photography magazines. Locally, he had a solo exhibition at Photographs Do Not Bend in Dallas in 2001. His most recent monograph, Notes, as well his earlier acclaimed books, The Last Days of Summer and Radiant Identities, will be available for sale at the book signing.

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Ralph GibsonRalph Gibson:
Lecture and Image Presentation

Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m. 2011
Fannin Performance Hall, free
Lecture, Reception, Book Sale and Book Signing
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Richland College is proud to present renowned photographer Ralph Gibson at 7 p.m., Thurs., March 10 in the Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and book-signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen.

Ralph Gibson studied photography while in the U.S. Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance of "The Somnambulist" in 1970, his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date, he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being "State of the Axe" to be published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and "Nude" by Taschen, 2009. His photographs are included in over 150 museum collections around the world, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions.

Gibson's awards include fellowships from the John SImon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Leica Medal of Excellence and the Silver Plumb Award from the Landmarks Preservation Committee. He is a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, and holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland and Ohio Wesleyan University. In 2007, he received The Lucie Award for Fine Art Photography. He has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years.

As Gibson explains, "I have been a photographer all my life....and have made photographs of many things and for many reasons. But one thing that becomes more and more apparent is that I am simply only as good as my next photograph. That's the one that counts the most....For this reason, I find it a delight to face a new day, and to develop that new roll of film. It's a great way to live."

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Mary Ellen MarkMary Ellen Mark:
Lecture and Image Presentation

Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m. 2010
Fannin Performance Hall, free
Lecture, Reception, Book Sale and Book Signing
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Dallas, TX, September 29, 2010—Richland College is proud to present international photographer Mary Ellen Mark at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 28 in the Performance Hall. This free, public event will include a lecture, reception, book sale and book signing.

Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in publications including LIFE, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.

Throughout Mark’s long career she has photographed the dispossessed, stating, “I'm for the underdog. I certainly feel that it's a land of unequal opportunity. I'm interested in having people feel for the people I photograph. It's an unfair world."

Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film “Streetwise”, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.

Mary Ellen was presented with the Cornell Capa Award by the International Center of Photography in 2001. She has also received the Infinity Award for Journalism, an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on America. Among her other awards are the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts; three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography; the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years; the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award; two Robert F. Kennedy Awards; and the Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University.

She has published 16 books including Passport (Lustrum Press, 1974), Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979), Falkland Road (Knopf, 1981), Mother Teresa's Mission of Charity in Calcutta (Friends of Photography, 1985), The Photo Essay: Photographers at work (A Smithsonian series), Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992), Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years (Bulfinch, 1991), Indian Circus, (Chronicle, 1993 and Takarajimasha Inc., 1993), Portraits (Motta Fotografica, 1995 and Smithsonian, 1997), a Cry for Help (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999), Mary Ellen Mark 55 (Phaidon, 2001), Photo Poche: Mary Ellen Mark (Nathan, 2002), Twins (Apeture, 2003), Exposure (Phaidon, 2005), Extraordinary Child (The National Museum of Iceland, 2007), Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon, 2009.) Mark's photographs have been exhibited worldwide.

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie TaylorJerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor:
Lecture and Image Presentation

Thursday, October 1st, 7 p.m. 2009
Reception, Book Sale and Book Signing
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This event is sponsored by the Richland College Photography Presentation Series, The Office of Student Life, and the Humanities Division.

Born in Detroit on June 11, 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1960. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960. He became a graduate research professor of art at the university in 1974, and is now retired from teaching. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife, the artist Maggie Taylor.

Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1772. He is a Fellow at the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more that 100 individual shows in the United States and abroad over the past forty years.

Maggie Taylor was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1961, and graduated from Yale University in 1983 with a BA degree in philosophy. In 1987 she received an MFA in photography from the University of Florida. After ten years of creating vibrant color still-life images with a view camera, Taylor began to work with the computer in 1996. By placing objects directly on the glass top of the scanner she is able to create a unique type of digital image that has some photographic qualities. Many of the images feature portions of her drawings, as well as found objects and bits of old tintype photographs. Taylor's still-life photographs and digital images have been exhibited in more that 80 one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in Europe. In 1996 and 2001 she received one-year State of Florida Individual Artist's Fellowships.

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Keith CarterJoyce Tenneson: Lecture and Image Presentation
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Performance Hall 7 p.m. F102

This event is sponsored by the Richland College Photography Presentation Series and Canon USA.

Joyce Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as "one of America's most interesting portrayers of the human character." Her work is a combination of portraiture and mythology-she is interested in discovering the archetypes of our being. Tenneson's work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. She is also a much sought-after portrait photographer with clients in Europe, Japan, and the United States.

Ms. Tenneson is the author of thirteen books, her latest, entitled Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography, was published by Bulfinch Press in 2008. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award, for best applied photography. In addition, she has been named "Photographer of the Year" by the international organization, Women in Photography. A recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women photographers in the history of photography. Joyce lives and works in New York City.

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu



Keith CarterKeith Carter Lecture and Image Presentation
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Friday, February 27th, 2009
Arena Theater 7 p.m. F108

Keith Carter is an internationally recognized photographer and educator. Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1948,he holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University Beaumont, Texas. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Regional Survey Grants and the Lange-Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In 1997 Keith Carter was the subject of an arts profile on the national network television show, CBS Sunday Morning. In 1998, he received Lamar University's highest teaching honor, the University Professor Award, and he was named the Lamar University Distinguished Lecturer.

Keith Carter's visit to Richland College is in conjunction with an exhibition at the Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery entitled, Keith Carter: A Certain Alchemy, February 28 - April 25, 2009 (www.pdnbgallery.com).

For more information, please contact Wayne Loucas at: loucas@dcccd.edu

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