Slate of Events
“New Topography: A Paradigm Shift”
A presentation by Lewis Crawford
In January 1975, a small but important exhibition, curated by William Jenkins, opened at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, entitled New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. Documenting landscape and a human involvement with a space, the photographs depict industrial warehouses, suburban tract housing, trailer parks and inner city streets in a mapped, gritty and honest way, all sans people. Landscape was no longer the sublime imagery found in an Ansel Adams photograph; it had become methodical and clinical. The influence of academia is evident within the show; most were college-trained artists or taught at universities, a first for a major photographic exhibition. By examining images, discussing the artists and curator, the lecture will explore their influences upon contemporary landscape imagery, photographic education and some of today’s top photographers.
Lewis J. Crawford is a fourth generation Arizona native and second generation Arizona artist. All though he still considers Prescott, AZ his hometown, he currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT and is an Associate Instructor for the University of Utah. In 2009, he earned a MFA in photography from the University of Utah and in 2005, a BFA in photography from Arizona State University graduating Summa Cum Laude. He has had solo shows in Tempe, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT and Ogden, UT. He has shown internationally and numerously within the United States. His work combines digital technology, antiquated photographic processes and print making to create what he defines as factitious imagery.
Thursday, June 27th
Jim Berneike will present this first in a two-part series workshop on taking winning portraits outdoors. His approach will focus on Basic-to-Intermediate skill level techniques using a minimum of equipment. He will first start the workshop in the conference room to discuss fundamental concepts and then we will move outdoors to shoot on the library grounds using club members as models. Bring your cameras and any other basic equipment such as reflectors, scrims, and speedlights.
Tuesday, July 9th
Thursday, July 18th
The IMC was not available, so we will meet in the library.