Gallery of Fine Art Photography


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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Wynn Bullock – Book Publishing

April 18, 2014
We are pleased to post this “new” video featuring, Wynn Bullock and Dave Bohn of Scrimshaw Press. They describe the collaborative interaction behind the production of Wynn Bullock (The Scrimshaw Press, Publication No. 8). Both also discuss the importance of book publishing for photographers. This interview, conducted by Steve James of the Eikon Gallery (Monterey CA), is shown here for the first time since its initial airing in 1971.

Video Runtime: 13:35

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Conversations with the Masters

Volume I-IV

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 Virtual Gallery. 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.

E-Mail the gallery to request access to the entire Eikon Gallery Video Archive (13 eisodes, approx. 22 min each)

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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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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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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.

4:06 – video length
Tim Barnwell’s artist page

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

VAULT Protocol:

New posts will be added to the “What’s New” section of the site.
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:

Video Archive:

Listing of the video assets on the web site


Listing of previous Lumière major lecture events

Gallery Talks/Events:

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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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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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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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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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Al Weber – Gallery Talk

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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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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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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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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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,, 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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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

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The Lost Vanguard, Richard Pare

The Lost Vanguard, Richard Pare

Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The lecture discussed the work of modernist architects in the Soviet Union during the years following the 1917 revolution and subsequent civil war. In little more than a decade some of the most radical buildings of the twentieth century were completed by a small group of architects who developed a new architectural language in support of new social goals of communal life.

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Great Women of Photography

Great Women of Photography

High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium

Presentations and Panel Discussions featuring: Naomi Rosenblum and Meg Partridge

Dr. Naomi Rosenblum: noted historian, curator, lecturer and author whose books include, “A History of Women Photographers”. The latest revision of the book includes segments on photographers from Asia and the Middle East. Her book, “A World History of Photography” has been translated into French, Japanese, Polish and Chinese. Critics have praised Dr. Rosenbaum’s work as insightful, authoritative, and indispensable to the field of photography. She has a doctorate degree in art history.

Meg Partridge pursued acting and photography in wide-ranging locales from Paris to Wisconsin, she completed a graduate degree in film making at San Francisco State University. She has worked in documentary film, as a cinematographer and as a producer. In addition teaching cinematography and film lighting at San Francisco State University, she directed her own documentary films. Her first film: Portrait of Imogen, won a host of awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Her next film: Dorothea Lange, A Visual Life, was shown at festivals in America, Germany, New Zealand, France and Canada. Her film, Outta My Light, was about her father, noted photographer, Rondal Partridge.

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Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler

High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium

Gregory Heisler, former Newman assistant shared his insight to the photography of Arnold Newman. Heisler, is a New York-based photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. It has been said that he combines “the eye of an artist, the mind of a scientist, and the heart of a journalist.” He is perhaps best known for his more than seventy TIME magazine cover portraits. As a sought-after speaker and educator, Gregory has taught at the International Center of Photography, the New School for Social Research, The School of Visual Arts (Master of Fine Arts Program), Parsons School of Design, The Smithsonian Institution (Masters of Still Photography Series), and the National Geographic Society, as well as scores of workshops and seminars throughout the country and overseas.

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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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