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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.

Vivian Maier Developed – Ann Marks

Vivian Maier Developed, How Life Events Informed Her Personality, Perspective and Photography.
November 12, 2016, researcher Ann Marks delivered a fascinating look into the genealogy and life of Vivian Maier, the elusive Chicago nanny whose street photography continues to capture the attention of the public and the art world, during a lecture broadcast at Lumière via Skype. Marks shared new insights and previously unknown facts about Maier during this public event.
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Ann Marks, a retired business executive with 30 years of experience in marketing at Kraft General Foods, American Express and The Wall Street Journal, became interested in Maier after watching the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier. A devotee of mysteries and challenges, Marks set out, guided by her curiosity and research skills, to sift through census, court and government records to reveal more of Maier’s past.
Ann Marks

Ann Marks

Despite all the attention devoted to Maier, even the basic facts of her heritage were murky. Maier, who died in 2009, said little about her background and her work as a photographer to her friends and employers during her life. Due in part to Marks research, now it is public knowledge that Vivian Maier was born into a deeply unhappy and neglectful family. Her parents divorced early in her childhood, which led to her father’s disappearance from the family. Vivian and her brother Charles, who was also called Karl, were apparently not given much affection or even basic care from their mother.
Eugenie Jaussaud, Maier’s maternal grandmother, was an island of love and support for her granddaughter. Jaussaud, an immigrant from the French Alps, was employed as a cook for some of New York’s most socially prominent families. Through her work in these grand houses, Vivian was able to glimpse a larger world, though as the grandchild of a servant, she knew that she did not truly belong in this elite world. Jaussaud, who was by all accounts an excellent cook, also supported the Maier family financially through her earnings.
“I found it significant that Vivian started her photography when her grandmother died, severing her last connection to a close relative. I believe this was a trigger for her need to photograph—to capture pieces of life and call them her own for her own sense of identity,“ Marks said in a recent interview.
Perhaps the most significant discovery brought to light by Marks are the government records pertaining to Vivian’s estranged brother, Karl Maier, who was a drug addict and was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. “It had been over a year since the film was produced but there were no new discoveries. At the time, Cook County was looking for Vivian’s brother as he was the designated heir to her estate. I said to myself, ‘I bet I can find him’ and I did,” Marks said. Here she elaborates further:
The most interesting find by far was Vivian’s brother’s file from his three years at the Coxsackie Vocational detention center that I found in the New York Archives in Albany. There were 100 pages about his life including letters from every member of the family and detailed reports on his domestic situation. From this I gleaned an understanding of the family relationships and each member’s personality using their own words. The woman I believe had the most positive influence on Vivian’s life was her grandmother Eugenie Jaussaud. She worked as a cook for the richest families in American and at one point wrote to her grandson from the Vanderbilt estate in Palm Beach, addressing the envelope ‘Coxsackie Vacational.’ She comes across as wise, responsible and charming. When she died in 1948, Eugenie left Vivian money that she used to buy her first camera.
Because her research enabled Marks to gain a deeper understanding of Maier, she takes issue with the often repeated idea that Maier never showed her work to others because she was so private.
“She took pictures because she needed to take pictures for herself. That said, indications are that she thought her work was strong, but even if she wanted to come forth as an artist she didn’t have the skills, means, or relationships to do so. Many have taken this to mean that Vivian Maier was so private that she wouldn’t have wanted her work to be shown. I strongly disagree with this assessment. Vivian wasn’t private, she was secretive because she wanted to hide her sordid family background. She was actually extroverted and opinionated,” Marks said. “She was also obsessed with celebrity, and she chased them like paparazzi do today. I believe she would have been thrilled by the recognition and fame her work has achieved.”
All of Ann Marks’ research on Vivian Maier, can be found on her web site: Vivian Maier Developed
To see more of Vivian Maier’s work visit her Lumière artist page,
Or the exhibition page, Vivian Maier A Deeper Look.

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.

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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Wynn Bullock – Book Publishing

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow."

- Imogen Cunningham

Photo Credits: Imogen Cunningham - On Mount Ranier 2, 1915
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Photo Credits: Harold Feinstein - Crowded Beach, 1960

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