Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Morning Musings - As seen on the NY Trip - Julie Blackmon

Beautiful weather and great photos!  What's not to love?  I thought it might be a nice time to share one of the group's favorites from the NY Trip on Friday.  Julie Blackmon's most recent photographs were on view at the Robert Mann Gallery.  Blackmon cites Dutch 17th Century painter Jan Steen as one of her major influences.  Her carefully staged images combine just enough order with just enough chaos.  For more images, you can visit her website.

All images below ©Julie Blackmon, enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Morning Musings - RIP Ray K. Metzker

Modernist photographer and Philadelphia resident Ray Metzker died last week.  He was 83 years old. Metzker was well known for his high contrast black and white images rich with light and pattern.  He created dizzying and sometimes elusive photographs both in-camera and using multiple negatives in the darkroom.  The New York Times has a complete biography and obituary here.   A few images to enjoy below. . . 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Morning Musings - Nicholas Nixon, 40 years of the Brown Sisters

©Nicholas Nixon - The Brown Sisters, 1975

©Nicholas Nixon - The Brown Sisters, 2014

In 1975, photographer Nicholas Nixon turned the lens of his 8x10 view camera towards his wife and her three sisters.  Although he did not know it at the time, he was about to begin on a 40 year project.  This year, Nixon made the 40th yearly portrait of the four sisters.  While each photograph is powerful as a singular image, the project is even more so when viewed as a series.  The NY Times has a nice description of the project along with all 40 images on their website here.  Enjoy.  

Congratulations to Suzan Gottshall and Ann Marie Luyando!

©Suzan Gottshall - "Passing Through" 2014 - will be exhibited as part of the InVision Photo Festival

Both Suzan and Ann had work selected for inclusion in the 2014 InVision College Photography Exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.  The exhibition is part of the InVision Photography Festival.  Works were selected by Juror Larry C. Price.  An opening and awards ceremony will be held on November 7 from 6-9pm.  For more information:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Photography Exhibitions!

The fall is a great time to go out and see a photo exhibition.  If you are looking for something to do this weekend, here are a few suggestions:

Paul Strand

• Philadelphia Photo Arts Center - 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia
Three Themes - Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand
Photographs by Doug Rickard, Tanyth Berkeley and Paul Salveson
Through November 8

The Print Center - 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia
Day Job:  Steven Ahlgren, Justin Audet, Larry Fink, Chelsea Griffith, Bill McCullough and Benjamin Pierce
Through November 22

• Red Filter Gallery - 74 Bridge Street Lambertville, NJ
And Here We Are. . .  photographs by Kelli Abdoney and Sandy Alpert
Through November 2

• The Michener Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown
Nuit Blanche:  Photographs by Wendy Paton
Through December 7

• The Philadelphia Museum of Art
In Dialogue:  Wolfgang Tillmans - Through October 26
Paul Strand:  Master of Modern Photography opening October 21
The museum is "pay as you wish" on Wednesday evenings!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Welcome back & Open Lab Hours!

After a bit of a hiatus, the blog is back.  Shortly we will be posting some info on photo shows in the area.  In the meantime, here are the open labs for Fall 2014:

Digital Lab (Hicks 120)
Mondays:  8am-9:30pm
Tuesdays:  12:30-9pm
Wednesdays:  12:30-9:30pm
Thursdays:  12:30-5pm
Fridays:  10am-6pm

Darkroom (Hicks 118)
Mondays:  12:30-9:30pm
Tuesdays:  9am-9pm
Wednesdays:  8:30am-6pm
Thursdays:  9am-5pm
Fridays:  10am-6pm

Lighting Studio (Hicks 104)
Mondays:  9am-9:30pm
Tuesdays:  9am-5pm
Wednesdays:  8:30am-noon & 6-9pm
Thursdays:  12:30-5pm
Fridays:  1-6pm

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

End of Semester Camera Gear

We are winding down for the Spring semester. I hope you all had a great term.

As a reminder: all camera equipment is due back May 9th. No other gear will be checked out beyond that date.  Large Format cameras are extended by a week.