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Tim Barnwell – Comments on His Photography

Barnwell’s compelling photographs of the places and people of Appalachia present an important element of the American cultural heritage. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, he has spent over 35 years as a professional photographer and instructor-including eight years directing the Appalachian Photographic Workshops. His work is the subject of three books, The Face of Appalachia, Earths Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony.

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Tim Barnwell’s artist page

Corbusier Architecture – Receives UNESCO World Heritage Designation

The UN’s cultural organization UNESCO, has designated seventeen works, by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites. The locations are spread across the globe in seven different countries. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye,  © Richard Pare

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, © Richard Pare

Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. They were built over a period of a half-century, in the course of what Le Corbusier described as “patient research”. Included in the list are; the Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh (India), the Notre Dame du Haut chapel, Ronchamp (France), the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina), Villa Savoye, Poissy, (France) and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille (France). They reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20th century to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society. These masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet. Complete details can be found on the UNESCO web site.
Architectural photographer Richard Pare has photographed the work of the Swiss modernist master, Le Corbusier for decades. Many of his photographs were featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA NY) in its 2013 exhibition and publication, “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”. These were also feature in the 2013 Lumière exhibition: Le Corbusier, An even wider selection can be seen on Richard Pare’s Artist Page, along with Pare’s work on early Modernist Architecture in the early years of the former USSR, (Lost Vanguard).

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Edward Weston – Exclusive Video

Brett, Cole & Neil Weston, Discuss Their Father

In this video from 1971 Brett, Cole and Neil Weston discuss the work of their father and add personal stories of what is was like to grow up as sons of this iconic artist.
The video is from the Eikon Gallery Video Series (14:01 length). The host is Steve James, he, along with his wife Sue were owners and operators of the Eikon Gallery in Monterey California in the early 1970’s. In the summer and fall of 1971 they produced 14 episodes in this series featuring photographers and photography related topics. Guests included, Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Beaumont Newhall, Al Weber and others.
Information on the work of Edward Weston can be found on his artist page

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Ansel Adams – 1971 Interview

Exclusive interview with Ansel Adams, conducted by Steve James of the Eikon Gallery (Monterey CA), is shown here for the first time since its initial airing in 1971. Viewed now as a photographic icon of 20th century, it was striking to Adams describe his early history and discuss his efforts to establish photography as an art form.
James, along with his wife Sue James were owners and operators of the Eikon Gallery in Monterey California in the early 1970’s.
13:32 – video length
View all 14 interviews in the Eikon Series
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Al Weber (1930 – 2016)

Mojave Cloud Series #7, 1974

Mojave Cloud Series #7, 1974

Master photographer, teacher, mentor and advocate for excellence in photography, Al Weber has passed away at the age of 85.

Robert Yellowlees, Lumière founder, noted, “Al was a friend to many… personally and professionally. His work was admired, his advise sought and his integrity respected.”

“No matter the subject, the color, or perspective from ground or the air… Al’s photographs always radiate his commitment to excellence in his craft… whether behind the camera or in the darkroom in his Carmel Highlands studio.”

After his studies at the University of Denver and his service as a Marine
artillery officer in Korea, he relocated on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Al was proud to be a teacher.

A University of California catalogue in 1980 said that he had likely taught more workshops than any other living photographer. His teaching included Monterey Community College, UC Santa Cruz, the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops (1963-1981), Friends of Photography and as a visiting professor or artist-in-residence at a dozen universities. He, and his wife Suzie, founded and managed the Victor School (of art) in Colorado for 30 years.

Select to view a Pictorial Tribute Exhibition of Al’s work.

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Tom Murphy – The Journey Through Yellowstone

Thirty years ago, renowned wildlife photographer, Tom Murphy embarked upon the expedition of a lifetime – he skied across Yellowstone National Park, in the dead of winter, by himself with only a blue tarp as a shelter. A life defining trip that has yet to be repeated.

At the age of 66, Tom went back across Yellowstone’s frozen landscape, this time with a film crew to document the journey. The expedition once again took him across the most remote and inaccessible parts of the park. He was pushed to the brink of his endurance and the trip tested his years of backcountry experience.

This film (slated for release late 2016), will document his journey across the park as well as explore Tom’s life as a photographer, his philosophy about nature, wilderness, and his love for the striking beauty and power of Yellowstone’s most unforgiving season – winter.

The journey began Feb. 20th and completed March 6th, traversing 160 miles across Yellowstone. You can see images from the journey on Tom’s TWITTER & INSTAGRAM feeds, a great way to experience the trip with images and commentary from the trail.

The Journey Through Yellowstone | www.yellowstone.film from Rick Smith on Vimeo.

Additional information about Murphy’s work and a recent interview can be found on his Artist Page.

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NPR: Update on Search For Next “Ansel Adams”

January 27, 2016
The National Park Service is hiring a full-time photographer to document the country’s natural landscapes. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Rich O’Connor of the National Park Service photography program about the position, which some are comparing to the job held by Ansel Adams in the 1940s.

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Rex Naden • Featured in Mosaic Magazine

A profile on photographer Rex Naden was recently published in Mosaic Magazine, March/April 2016.

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© Rex Naden - Information Arrives, 2012

© Rex Naden – Information Arrives, 2012

The complete article can be viewed here as a PDF file: Mosaic Magazine – Rex Naden
Rex was also the subject of a 2014 Lumière solo exhibition, Western Light – A Point of View.
Complete information about Rex’s work, including a 3:45 video, is on his Artist Page.

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Lecture: Dr. Jeffrey Koplan – Rural Health In China

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, December 8, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Emory University Vice President for Global Health and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spoke on the topic: Rural Health in China.
Dr. Jeffrey Koplan

Dr. Jeffrey Koplan

Dr. Koplan is well versed on the subject, in 2002 he was designated, Advisor Number One, for the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC). In September of 2013, he was awarded The People’s Republic of China Friendship Award, the highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social progress.
Dr. Koplan is Vice President for Global Health at Emory University. He also serves as director of the Emory Global Health Institute, a position he has held since the Institute was established in 2006. Dr. Koplan previously was Vice President for Academic Health Affairs in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center, a position he held since joining Emory University in 2002. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Koplan served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Grolier Club Exhibition – New York City

Rare Douglas Keats Fresson Print To Be Shown

The Grolier Club, the oldest American society dedicated to book arts, will host an exhibition titled, The Grolier Club Collects II, from December 9, 2015-February 6, 2016, at the club’s headquarters in Manhattan. Each participating Grolier Club member is contributing one work of art on paper to the exhibition.READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Douglas Keats, Ranchos de Taos, Fresson Print

Douglas Keats, Ranchos de Taos, Fresson Print

Lumière’s contribution is a rare Fresson print of the San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, by artist Douglas Keats. Visitors are welcome to attend the exhibition, it is free and open to the public, at 47 E 60th St, New York, NY 10065.
The Fresson process is a complicated, proprietary method of printing using charcoal papers, which are made exclusively in a French workshop by the grandson and great-grandson of the original inventor Theodore Henri Fresson. Douglas Keats is one of a select group of artists who work with the Fesson family.
Closer to home, this summer, Lumière participated in a Grolier exhibition at the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University’s Candler School, which was held in honor of Grolier member David Parsons.
Two separate micro exhibitions at the Pitts Library illustrated the varied religious sanctuaries in two very different geographic regions: English colonies with ready ocean access in the East and the land locked Spanish settlements that occupied the Native American lands to the West.
Master Photographer Tim Barnwell photographed coastal churches and synagogues over a two-year period as part of a commissioned project to record major elements of the Southern Heritage. More of Barnwell’s work can be see at his Lumière artist page. Barwell is based in Asheville, NC, and is the author of three books on life and traditions in Appalachia. Contemporary photographer Douglas Keats photographed the San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church in the 1980s as part of a larger series on New Mexican churches. Keats was drawn to these hand-built adobe churches because they are the geographic and spiritual center of each Hispanic Village in the state.
The Grolier Club was formed in 1884 when New York printing press manufacturer and book collector Robert Hoe invited eight fellow bibliophiles to his home to discuss the formation of a club devoted to the book arts. The Club’s mission is outlined in its constitution: “The object of the Grolier Club is to foster the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production, and commerce. It shall pursue this mission through the maintenance of a library devoted to all aspects of the book and graphic arts and especially bibliography; through the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage the book and graphic arts; through exhibitions and educational programs for its members and the general public.”
Club exhibitions and events are open to the public, and the collection is available to scholars and amateur bibliophiles for research.

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Zeng Yi “Connects” With Carter Center Efforts

Master Chinese photographer Zeng Yi’s, The People’s China, an in-depth look at rural life in his country has a thematic link to the Carter Center’s 10-year efforts to foster democracy around the globe, said curator Sylvia Mansour Naguib, of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

Though Zeng’s project grew out of his own interests, and he worked independently of the Carter Center, Ms. Naguib said in a recent interview that she was drawn to his sensitive depiction of the villagers and their surroundings when Zeng’s work was brought to her attention.
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Priceless Wellness, Shandong Province 2009

Priceless Wellness, Shandong Province 2009

“Zeng Yi’s work has a quiet reverence about it. He finds a way to invite us in to the image and to come face to face with each subject’s dignity. Even though he is documenting a way of life and people’s surroundings, he provides us a way to sense the atmosphere whether it is a couple smiling about memories, children playing in the street, a woman frustrated at missing her bus, or a group of village sweethearts now in their seventies talking together.”
Woman Who Missed The Bus, 1984

Woman Who Missed The Bus, 1984

President Carter’s bold step in 1978 to normalize relations with the People’s Republic of China and the signing of important landmark agreements during Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping’s visit to the U.S. (the first of any leader of the PRC) were the beginning of an almost 40-year relationship with the leaders and people of China. During the 1979 visit of Deng Xiaoping, the U.S. and PRC signed agreements, among them a Cultural Agreement and an Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology. Ever since, President Carter has had a long-standing relationship and has visited the PRC many times after his presidency.
By 1992, The Carter Center and Global 2000 had completed two projects – training 300 special education teachers and administrators and fostering considerable growth in Chinese prothesis production.
In a quote from a 2013 speech by President Carter to the U.S.-China Relations Forum in Atlanta, President Carter says, “Being a keen observer of China and invited by the Chinese government to observe village elections since the 1990s, my staff and I believe in what Deng Xiaoping once said that all reforms will eventually lead to political reform. We also are convinced it is the decision of the Chinese people and their leaders when and how to expand and deepen political reform.”
Kids From Old Street, Guangxi, 2006

Kids From Old Street, Guangxi, 2006

In that same speech, President Carter remembers, “I had been in China as a young naval officer, and I had fallen in love with the country and with its people.”
Because this exhibition really looks at the people of China in more traditional settings, it seemed to capture a China that we don’t see as much. The current media shows us more about the changes, the modernization, the big cities, the economic engine that is China today.
These classic images capture a life that is quickly disappearing. More information can be found on Zeng Yi’s artist page.

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WABE Featured Master Photographer: Zeng Yi

WABE's Kate Sweeney interviews Bing Zeng

WABE’s Kate Sweeney interviews Bing Zeng

Atlanta public radio station WABE 90.1 broadcast a feature story on the photography of Zeng Yi, during the Oct 1st installment of City Lights. Kate Sweeney interviewed Bing Zeng, (Zeng Yi’s daughter) and Sylvia Naguib, Curator at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
The exhibition entitled, The People’s China ~ Village Life, features the work of Zeng Yi, it offers an emotional insight into the everyday life and culture of millions of people in non-urban China. This view of Chinese life ties directly to work done by The Carter Center in China, supporting village elections and the democratization process.
Zeng Yi is curator and professor at Shandong College of Art and Design and one of the most recognized arts leaders in China. The Master Photographer has been recognized with numerous awards. His photography has been exhibited throughout the globe.
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Mario DiGirolamo – WABE Interview with Lois Rietzes on City Lights

Three days prior to the exhibition Visone at Lumière this interview was broadcast on WABE 90.1, Atlanta’s NPR Station. The entire post can be found on their web site under the title: Emory Physician’s World Travels Captured In New Photo Book.

Original Broadcast date: May 6, 2015 (Length 10:12)

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Harold Feinstein • Master Photographer
April 17, 1931 – June 20, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of Harold Feinstein on June 20, 2015.
Messages of condolences can be left on Harold’s Facebook page.

An obituary for Harold was published 7/1/15 in the New York Times.
This obituary for Harold was published 7/17 in The Daily Telegraph, London.

“Master” appropriately summarizes a 70 year career in photography.

Selection of his work at age 19 by Edward Steichen for MoMA’s permanent collection, membership in the Photo League, essays in major publications, nine books and presence in other notable museum collections testify to the broad recognition of Harold Feinstein.

Lumière has curated this exhibition… the 40th in its’ series on accomplished artists… with selections that highlight his creativity, diversity and consistent excellence. From black and white images of the urban landscape to color still lifes of flora and seashells, Feinstein’s prints radiate energy.

View the Exhibition Page

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John Gutmann Fellowship Awarded to Nancy Floyd and McNair Evans

January 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that McNair Evans of San Francisco, CA and Nancy Floyd of Atlanta, GA are the winners of the 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, an annual award given to up to two emerging artists who exhibit professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment, and need in the field of creative photography. – Read the complete press release.

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Oraien Catledge: 1928 – 2015

January 28, 2015

It is with sadness we pass along the news of the passing of Oraien Catledge.

Brief Biographical Information:
Oraien Catledge was born in Sumner, Mississippi, in 1928, and came to his photographer’s vocation near the end of a long career as a social worker in the state of Mississippi, and as an advocate for the blind throughout the South.

Although principally a photographer of people, Catledge’s sensuous, fastidious black and white work documents the landscapes and cityscapes of Mississippi and New Orleans, as well as imagining and recording the insular, working-class lives of the Cabbagetown neighborhood in center-city Atlanta, the signal achievement upon which his considerable reputation rests. (Excerpt from Oraien Catledge Photographs, published by University Press of Mississippi in 2010.)

In August of 2010 Lumière hosted a book signing in conjunction with the publication of Oraien Catledge Photographer.

Below is a video of Oraien produced by Terminus Films, titled Picture Man.

© John Ramspott

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Feinstein/Maier Reviewed in ArtsATL

ArtsATL_147December 16, 2014
By Virginie Kippelen

Lumière’s “View from the Street” a lively dialogue between Harold Feinstein, Vivian Maier.

This exhibition pairs the work of two great photographers. Vivian Maier, who died in 2009, is the mysterious nanny who rocketed to posthumous stardom after the discovery of her negatives in a storage locker in 2007. Harold Feinstein, now 83, was already exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art at the age of 19 and collected by the likes of Edward Steichen. He was associated with the influential New York school and collaborated with W. Eugene Smith.
It’s an ingenious coupling: the juxtaposition brings out their similarities and their differences.

To read the entire review follow this link to ArtsATL.

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Dorothea Lange and Her Impact

High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium

Film Screening and Panel Discussion, featuring John Dixon (Dorothea Lange’s son), Filmmaker Tom Ropelewski, and Jennifer McFarland. The program featured a “preview” from “Child of Giants,” a documentary by Tom Ropelewski. The film centers on the life and family relationships of Dorothea Lange and her husband, noted painter, Maynard Dixon, as seen through the eyes of their son, Daniel Dixon. The preview included commentary by Daniel and John Dixon. Segments also included observations with photographers Rondal Partridge and Christina Gardner, who worked intimately in the field with Lange. Lumière was pleased to host the event with the High Museum’s Curator of Photography, Julian Cox.
The event was also a collaborative effort with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Above is a trailer of the film which was completed and released the following year in 2010.
More information can be found on the web page, Child Of Giants.com

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Dorothea Lange on PBS

Pleased to pass along information about the new documentary on the life of Dorothea Lange directed by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor. The film was aired locally in Atlanta, on Georgia Public Television – Channel 8, Sunday August 31st at 12:30 pm. More information can be found on the link below to the American Masters web site. Currently there are no other scheduled airings in Atlanta. You can watch it on-line – follow the American Master link below.

Also a book with the same title, by Elizabeth Partridge was produced in conjunction with the film and published last year. It is available on Amazon.

American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premiered nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9-11 pm on PBS explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer, whose enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese internment camps. Peabody- and five-time Emmy award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor — the granddaughter of Lange and writer/social scientist Paul Schuster Taylor — directs and narrates this intimate American Masters documentary.

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Shukhov Radio Tower to be Protected

UPDATED August 18, 2014 – Moscow Times

In March, Richard Pare along with Jean-Louis Cohen drafted a petition to Vladimir Putin calling for preservation of the tower. They were able to get an impressive list of Pritzker Prize recipients to join the effort.

Reported 8/18/14 via Moscow Times. Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition.

The article concludes with a note of the tower’s status: City Hall’s order proposes including the tower on the federal list of protected heritage sites. Restoration work will be carried out on the tower with the new rules in mind, though no time frame has yet been determined, Izvestia reported Monday.

Below is an audio clip of Pare discussing the history, symbolism and significance of the tower. Additional information on the tower and protest efforts can be found at the Shukhov Tower Foundation.

Richard Pare comments on the Shabolovka Radio Tower



View earlier posts (April 2014) when demolition of the Shukhov Tower seemed likely.

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Peter Essick – Ansel Adams Wilderness Book: Featured in WABE Interview

June 16, 2014

Listen to Peter’s interview on WABE 90.1, (8:46)

Essick’s recently published book The Ansel Adams Wilderness – photographs by Peter Essick features work taken while on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. In this book, his subject is the remote California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named for the world famous photographer, and an early influence in Essick’s life. As a teenager Peter wrote Adams, who replied with an invitation to visit his studio in Carmel, this meeting set Essick on his path to pursue photography as a career. A selection of these photographs were first published in the December 2012 issue of National Geographic in B&W as an homage to Adams

To purchase follow this link to Amazon.

To see more of Peter’s remarkable images you can visit his Lumiere artist page, the exhibition, Compositions In Nature, or the THEME collection American West.

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Mardi Gras Remembrance

March 4, 2014
With Mardi Gras festivities earlier this week, we would like to feature the work of two photographers. Their work, although separated by 68 years, displays a vitality and uniqueness that can only be found in New Orleans.

In 1937 John Gutmann traveled from his newly adopted home in San Francisco to record the 1937 Mardi Gras celebration. On this trip he also traveled through Alabama, rural Georgia and Atlanta, specifically Spelman College. View Gutmann’s artist page for additional images.

Also unique to New Orleans is the post Katrina portraiture of Thomas Neff. The image shown here is of Antoinette K-Doe, owner and operator of Mother-in-Law Lounge, in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Mrs. K-Doe rode out the storm and defended the lounge through the “lawless” period that followed the levee breaks. Unfortunately, five years ago, Ms. K-Doe passed away on Mardi Gras, February 24, 2009 (NY Times obit). Addition work by Neff including more from the Katrina project can be found on his artist page.

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Sochi Russia – Richard Pare

With the recent world spot light on Sochi Russia, it is worth mentioning Richard Pare’s photographs of the Voroshilov Sanatorium, built 1930-34 by the architect Miron Merzhanov. Many of you may have seen recent coverage of a later work by Merzhanov; Josef Stalin’s dacha. The brutal dictators residence, received significant media coverage during the Winter Olympics. (NPR & New York Times)

Below is a written excerpt and images from Pare’s book The Lost Vanguard (Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932) describing the structure that brought Merzhanov the prominence that caught Stalin’s attention.

Taking advantage of a spectacular hilltop site on the coast of the Black Sea at Sochi, the Voroshilov sanatorium is one of the most innovative and well executed of all the modernist works of the Soviet era. Still in good condition and little altered, the complex exudes a sense of well-being and airy transparency. Most of the guest rooms face the ocean and are provided with balconies protected by brises soleils. The main complex is connected to the ocean by a funicular railway. From 1933-41 Merzhanov became Stalin’s personal architect, perhaps a contributing factor in the exceptionally well-maintained state of the complex. – Richard Pare

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To view the entire on-line exhibition: The Lost Vanguard
To view Richard Pare’s Artist Page

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Rex Naden Landscape Photographer

In this video Naden provides insight into his landscape photography, discussing his methods and motivations. As well as his thoughts on teaching workshops and electronic publishing.

3:45 – video length
Rex Naden’s artist page

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Bob Kolbrener – Comments on his Photography

Below are comments recorded at the opening of the exhibition, Picturing the West, photography by Bob Kolbrener. He discusses his personal history, photographic methodology and his dedication to the art of traditional silver gelatin based photography.

3:44 – video length
Bob Kolbrener’s artist page

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The Power and Passion to Create

An Evening with Norman Seeff

High Museum of Art – Hill Auditorium

Norman Seeff, photographer and filmmaker, discussed the results of over 35 years’ work with luminaries such as The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Martin Scorcese, John Huston, Bob Fosse, Steve Jobs, Norman Mailer, Alicia Keys, will.i.am, Sir Francis Krick and many other Nobel winning scientists.

Below is an excerpt from the lecture, Seeff describes the methodology and objective behind his legendary “sessions”.

Through millions of feet of film and in person interviews with thousands of artists and innovators of all major creative disciplines, Seeff has explored the inner dynamics of, and documented a new paradigm for, the creative process.

In this program, Seeff showed film clips from The Sessions Project archives, revealing a process rather than goal oriented approach to creativity. This screening and a video of his photographic work included an engaging audience interaction.

Lumière was pleased to partner with the High Museum of Art, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography on this event.

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Arnold Newman portrait of Igor Stravinsky

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky’s “Rite Of Spring”

Listening to NPR (May 24th) on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the “Rite Of Spring” provided thought provoking insight into Igor Stravinsky’s pivotal place in the history of classical musical. When I think of Stravinsky, my first thought is not about his music, it is an “image” that comes to mind. The iconic and powerful portrait by Arnold Newman.
Follow this link to hear the 7 minute segment on the NPR web Site.

Also worth a read is the account of the riot which occurred at the debut of the work on May 29th, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. “As the ballet progressed, so did the audience’s discomfort…”

Igor Stravinsky, New York, NY, 1960, © Arnold Newman

Greg Heisler – from the Lumiére lecture at the High Museum on October 8, 2008.

Additional comments can be found on the Lumiere Facebook Page..

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Peter Essick – Compositions In Nature

Peter Essick has worked as a freelance photojournalist with clients such as National Geographic Magazine. At the Geographic he has produced more than 35 feature articles on many different topics. Essick has traveled to all seven continents in search of compelling pictures. Peter recorded these comments in 2010, during his exhibition, Compositions in Nature, at Lumière, in Atlanta Georgia.

2:39 – video length
Peter Essick’s artist page

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Messages from the Wilderness

Philip Hyde

This video was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Messages from the Wilderness which featured work deploying the visual power of photography to communicate an understanding and appreciation of the great American wilderness. Included in the exhibition was photography by: Philip Hyde, Ansel Adams, Edna Bullock, Peter Essick, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Tom Murphy, Bradford Washburn, Edward Weston & Brett Weston. Their work has often provided the foundation for major conservation movements.

Philip Hyde, was one of the century’s most influential wilderness photographers. His photographs have helped protect such national treasures as the Grand Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument, Denali, Tongass National Forest, Canyonlands, the Coast Redwoods, Point Reyes, King’s Canyon, the North Cascades, Oregon Cascades, High Sierra Wilderness, and many others. The video is narrated by his son David Hyde.

3:18 – video length
Philip Hyde’s artist page

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Conversations with the Masters

Volume I-IV

Excerpts from rare interviews with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Beaumont Newhall, Brett Weston & Cole Weston. These interviews, conducted by Steve James of the Eikon Gallery (Monterey CA), are now available for viewing for the first time since their initial airing in 1971, exclusively on the Lumière web site and Lumière Vimeo Page. As photographic icons of the 20th century, it is fascinating to see these giants in the field describe their work, personal histories and comments on photography.

Click on any of the 4 videos to the right to play these edited versions (approx 4-6 min each), or use the link below to access the full length versions on the Lumière Vimeo Page

Select This LINK to VIEW ALL 14 FULL Length Videos in the Eikon Archive, on the Lumière Vimeo Page.

E-Mail the gallery with questions or to discuss the Eikon Gallery Video Archive. (14 episodes)

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Tom Murphy – Comments on his photography

Murphy’s photography illustrates his passionate concern for the wild clean earth. Tom’s understanding of wildlife is readily apparent, he photographs wildlife as they go about their daily lives, patiently waiting for each animal to share its life with him in the wild.

3:12 – video length
Tom Murphy’s artist page

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Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life

Excerpts from the film, Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. This film is an engaging and penetrating look at a life devoted to photography, profiling the life and work of an artist who recorded some of the most evocative photographic images of the 20th century. Dorothea Lange’s artistic achievements and untiring investigations into the diversity of American life and culture are presented through interviews with her sons and assistants.

4:05 – video length
Dorothea Lange’s artist page

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Imogen Cunningham – Portrait Of Imogen

Excerpts from the film, Portrait of Imogen. With a sharp wit and a unique perspective on photography, Imogen Cunningham reveals how she carved out her impressive career while maintaining a household and raising a family. In a professional career of 75 years, Imogen had an enormous influence on the aesthetics of American photography.

2:52 – video length
Imogen Cunningham’s artist page

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Al Weber – Gallery Talk

In 2010, Al Weber joined us from his studio in Carmel, California to discuss lessons learned in six decades as a photographer and teacher. The program offered Al’s perspectives on the art of photography. After almost 20 years teaching with Ansel Adams at his workshops, he founded the Victor School of Creative Arts in Colorado. There, and in numerous programs since, he has shared his insights and perspectives on photography.

4:57 – video length
Al Weber’s artist page

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Berenice Abbott – Documenting Science

Born in 1898, Berenice Abbott’s formative years as an artist were spent in Paris. Her classic images in the Changing New York series were published in 1939, ten years after her return from France. It provides a comprehensive picture of the city, much as Eugene Atget had done with his monumental work on Paris. Documenting Science was a partnership with MIT for use in school textbooks. It’s subject and design elements are as timeless as nature and science themselves.

1:46 – video length
Berenice Abbott’s artist page

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Change by Degrees

Stephen Lawson

Produced and Directed by John Nakashima of West Virginia Public Broadcasting (2002), this video provides an illuminating overview into Lawson’s photography and his evolution as an artist, from his early roots as a sculptor through his truly unique photographic journey.

12:23 – video length
Stephen Lawson’s artist page

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Wynn Bullock: Photographer

A unique opportunity to see and hear Wynn as he discusses his work, his techniques, and his philosophy. Produced and directed by Thom Tyson in 1975, this documentary was originally released in 1976 as a 28-minute 16mm film. It was digitally reformatted in 2009, the link below will take you to the Wynn Bullock web page where you can purchase a copy for $20.
Wynn Bullock:Photographer.

4:51 – video length

Wynn Bullock’s artist page – B&W
Wynn Bullock’s artist page – Color

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Rondal Partridge – Outta My Light!

Spend a little time with Ron, as he explains his photographic process, from shooting to darkroom work. Working with a 2 1/4 to 8×10 camera, we see Rondal in his environment; shooting, developing, and finding photographic inspiration in the most ordinary objects. Produced by Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange and Elizabeth and Meg Partridge, Rondal Partridge’s daughters, this film is an intimate portrait of Rondal crafted by his own family.

3:26 – video length
Ron Partridge’s artist page

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Welcome to the Lumière VAULT

Use the menus to the left (or links below) to explore different categories of The VAULT.

VAULT Protocol:

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After a period of time the posts will move to the “VAULT” for permanent storage.

The navigation to the left defines The VAULT along the following Categories:

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Dr. Anthony Bannon Lecture at High Museum

Dr. Anthony Bannon Lecture at High Museum

Powerful Meanings In Photography

Dr. Anthony Bannon, the Director of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, discussed the use of photography throughout history to communicate powerful messages and create lasting cultural icons. The program, part of the Annual Lumiere Lecture Series, was offered in collaboration with the High Museum of Art and Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

The audio clip below is a small excerpt is from his closing remarks, as he discussed the nature of the single photographic image and speculated on future of the medium of photography.

Biographical Information:
Dr. Anthony Bannon was the Director of George Eastman House – International Museum of Photography and Film: the world’s oldest and largest independent museum dedicated to photography and film. He has held that position from 1996 to 2012. Prior to his time at Eastman House, he served as director of Burchfield-Penney Art Center, director of cultural affairs on the campus of State University of New York, College at Buffalo and as an editor and art critic with The Buffalo News. He has also worked as a filmmaker. In 2012 Bannon retired from George Eastman House and returned to his previous position as director of Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo NY.

Dr. Bannon has lectured at museums, colleges, and festivals worldwide. He currently serves as chairman of the Lucie Awards/International Photography Awards. In 2007, Bannon was awarded the Golden Career Award by the FOTOfusion Festival of Photography & Digital Imaging for his “far-reaching leadership and scholarship in the cultural community.”

Bannon’s 16-year tenure at George Eastman House resulted in major acquisitions, alliances with museums and universities, innovative conservation efforts, as well as the creation of three post-graduate preservation schools and collectors clubs in large American cities.

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Art In The Digital Culture… Threat or Opportunity?

Art In The Digital Culture… Threat or Opportunity?

Lumière Fall Lecture

In this, the sixth installment of our fall lecture series, Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian Institution and Irfan Essa of the Georgia Institute of Technology each spoke to the future of art in a rapidly expanding digital culture. The speakers addressed the threats and opportunities created by a growing range of capabilities to create, distribute and interact with art. Their commentary was followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

Ms. Perich is the curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History. Most recently, she curated the current exhibition: Pushing Boundaries: Photography by Robert Weingarten, and authored, The Changing Face of Portrait Photography, From Daguerreotype to Digital. Perich teaches the History of Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a contributor to National Public Radio’s website. She is actively pursuing the application of technology to broaden public access to the Museum’s collections and knowledge base.

Prof. Essa is a nationally recognized figure in the fields of Computational Photography, Digital Video Special Effects and Computer Animation. He is an expert on technologies that impact how citizens interact with information. His doctoral research at MIT was in the area of Facial Recognition, Analysis and Synthesis. In addition to his work at Georgia Tech, he is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon, Google Research and the Disney Research Lab. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

We are pleased to offer this program as a collaborative event with:
Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

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Wolf Suschitzky Featured in Clint Eastwood Production

The photography of Wolf Suschitzky was seen in the film “Trouble With The Curve.” The film starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams, was shot in Georgia early 2012 and premiered, September 2012. Eastwood, plays an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years, he takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. The Suschitzky photographs, will be seen on the walls of his daughter’s (Amy Adams) apartment.

Suschitzky who resides in London, England, is an accomplished still photographer, however the majority of his professional career was as a cinematographer in the film industry. With nearly 200 feature, documentary, and short film credits to his name, his career has spanned over 44 years, and included such note worthy films as, Get Carter – 1971 and Ulysses – 1967,(Wolf’s IMDb web page).

These photographs were featured in the Lumière exhibition: Street Talk, and are available for viewing.

Here is a link to a video of Wolf Suschitzky (1912-2016) from the web site: Web Of Stories. He discussed his early photographic education and relocation to London. This was filmed in March of 2008, when Wolf was 95 years old. (Web Of Stories contains 36 Suschitzky videos totaling more than 2 hours)

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John Gutmann: My Eyes Were Fresh

Excerpts from the film: My Eyes Were Fresh (film by Jane Levy Reed)

Gutmann’s work and life story are both remarkable. As a young man he studied painting in the late 20’s under Otto Mueller. With the rise of the Nazi’s he leaves Germany in 1933, and begins his photographic career in San Francisco, which remained his home the rest of his life. Working as a photojournalist through the depression years Gutmann’s keen visual eye trained on the streets of his new adoptive home results in a spectacular body of work.

The video to the right, begins with Gutmann in a gallery discussing one of his common themes, the American fascination with the automobile.

Lumière was proud to feature Gutmann’s work in our exhibition – My Eyes Were Fresh.
Additional images and biographic information can also be found on his artist page.

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Richard Pare Comments on the Melnikov House

The Lost Vanguard: An exceptional photographic exploration of Russian modernist architecture. Pare’s decade long project brilliantly records innovative interior and exterior designs. It carried him from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Kiev, the Ukraine and the Baltic Sea resort of Sochi. One of the highlights of the exhibition were his photographs of the Melnikov House, listen to his comments on this architectural treasure.

4:06 – video length
Richard Pare’s artist page

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Yevgeny Khaldei “Badass War Hero”

Yevgeny Khaldei “Badass War Hero”

In a post on the comedy web site Cracked.com, the Russian photographer Yevgeny Khaldei was cited as one of The 5 Most Badass War Heroes Who Never Held a Weapon. Khaldei came in at the #2 position on the list of 5.

Follow the link to see the entire article and read the colorful account of Khaldei’s life. A more complete biography of Khaldei’s life can be found in the Artist Section of our web site, including a gallery of images by Khaldei.

Our exhibition, Photography as Propaganda – Politics and the Utopian Dream, (Sept – Oct 2011) at Lumière featured eight photographs by Khaldei. The 70+ print exhibition included 3 variation of his most famous image: Raising The Hammer & Sickle over the Reichstag, May of 1945.

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Herb Snitzer – Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir

Herb Snitzer – Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir

In his sixth book Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, Herb Snitzer looks back on a career of photographing jazz musicians, (University of Mississippi Press, 2011).

After graduation from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia College of Art, 1957), Snitzer, headed for New York. One of his first free lance assignments was to cover the legendary, tenor sax player, Lester Young, at the Five Spot Café, in 1958. Shooting at night with available light he created an enduring image of Young, holding his instrument case, wearing his signature porkpie hat. The scene is backlit by a storefront and there is a sign projecting from the building that reads “Newly Decorated Furnished Rooms.” The musician with arm outstretched is pointing to something while engaged in a conversation with an unidentified man.

With this earliest image Snitzer launched a career and also, in embryo, established a style that identifies many of the key works among the 84 photographs selected for the book. While there are many studies of musicians in performance he sought out access back stage, on buses, in bars and hotels. As much as possible he attempted to get close and personal. There are many intimate portraits that compellingly convey trust as well as proximity.

As the subtitle of the book conveys this reaches beyond a portfolio of beautiful images (84) of now mostly deceased masters of the art form. In the accompanying 42 page text Snitzer relates a life depicting the jazz world to which he had unique and often challenging access.

Note: the book can be ordered on Amazon, (the customer reviews are insightful). Please contact the gallery if you would like to set an appointment to see and discuss Snitzer’s photography. Herb Snitzer’s artist page.

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Tim Barnwell – Book: Hands in Harmony

Tim Barnwell – Book: Hands in Harmony

Appalachian Music Featured in the New York Times

Sunday May 22, 2011 – A very entertaining article from the Sunday New York Times, Travel Section: On Virginia’s Crooked Road, Mountain Music Lights the Way . This subject is also the central theme of Tim Barnwell’s most recent book Hands in Harmony; Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia. It was released (October 2009) by W. W. Norton & Company, publisher of Barnwell’s previous two books: The Face of Appalachia (2003) and On Earth’s Furrowed Brow (2007). The book is a continuation of the artist’s 30+ year body of work documenting the people, places, musicians, and craftsmen of Appalachia. The book also includes an audio CD with performances by 22 musicians photographed for the project, and is already receiving critical success.

Reviewed in the New York Times, November 27, 2009, By Dwight Garner.
Hands In Harmony: Traditional Crafts And Music In Appalachia, by Tim Barnwell (W. W. Norton & Company). “This excellent collection of black-and-white portraits and oral histories documents the lives of the makers of Appalachian music and traditional handicrafts, and arrives with a wickedly fine CD. There are photographs here of some well-known people (Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe), but the best are of unknown artists. Without Appalachian music, Jan Davidson writes in the forward, ”there would be no Joan Baez, no Bob Dylan the folk singer, and surely no Grateful Dead.”” Go to the NY Times review

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Britt Salvesen on Wynn Bullock’s Color Light Abstractions

Dr. Britt Salvesen, is currently Department Head and Curator Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Prints and Drawings Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Formerly she was the Director and Chief Curator of the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography in Tucson Arizona, the Center holds the Wynn Bullock archive. Bullock’s Color Light Abstractions were photographed from 1960 – 1964 and were exhibited for the first time at Lumière in June 2009.

3:06 – video length
Wynn Bullocks’s artist page

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Equilibrium

Kolkin’s work explores the landscape, capturing the motion of water where it meets the earth. It utilizes camera movement, combined with the photographic element of time, to create evocative images. The photographs display a sense of graphic design and they speak to the universal theme of harmony and balance.

2:38 – video length
Jon Kolkin’s artist page

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Le Corbusier…Architect of Modernism

Richard Pare spoke to the impact of Le Corbusier’s work on architecture & contemporary design. A master photographer and founding photographic curator of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, his photographs have been shown in major museums throughout the world, as well as being the subject of multiple books. This was the seventh year of our fall lecture series, in collaboration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the High Museum of Art.

The presentation included images from Pare’s Le Corbusier portfolio that was on view this past summer at the Museum of Modern Art – New York exhibition… Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes. The portfolio was made possible by a grant from the AVC foundation, Moscow, and was first presented at the Pushkin Museum, Le Corbusier: Creation and Secrets, from Painting to Architecture. It will also be featured at Fodacion La Caixa in Barcelona and Madrid (2014).

Villa Savoye, Poissy, 1929-30, (2012) © Richard Pare
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David Hayes – Sculptor

Excerpts from the film – One Fine Day, by Charles Mann. The film was recorded in March of 2013, one month before Hayes passed away at his home in Coventry Connecticut. It includes comments by Hayes and his son on his sculpture and a small exhibition featuring his hanging pieces at the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester CT. Footage also includes a tour of his sculpture meadows.

5:16 – video length
David Hayes’ artist page

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Robert Glenn Ketchum

Robert Glenn Ketchum

Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Vanishing Alaska – Acclaimed environmental photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum discussed his retrospective exhibition Natures Palette at Lumière, also his exhibition featuring the work from Southwest Alaska that was on display at the Carter Library.

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The Weston Legacy

The Weston Legacy

Atlanta History Center

A lecture and presentation on the history and legacy of the photography of the Weston family, was followed by a panel discussion with several experts. Panelist included: Julian Cox, Curator of photography at the High Museum of Art, photographer and art collector Lucinda Bunnen, and Asheville photographer, Tim Barnwell.

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EXTENDED! Thanks to the positive feedback we've received, our Fall Exhibitions Southern Heritage and Vivian Maier: A Deeper Look will be extended until Dec. 17th-- just shy of the winter solstice. ... See MoreSee Less

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What a fantastic Fall Exhibition season! Thank you, everyone, for making this season a success. Portions of both exhibitions can still be viewed online:

Vivian Maier: A Deeper Look
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