Gallery of Fine Art Photography - Atlanta GA

John Gutmann: My Eyes Were Fresh – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

John Gutmann: My Eyes Were Fresh – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

April 6, 2008
Atlanta History Center

A unique film and lecture on the perspective of John Gutmann by filmmaker and independent photography curator Jane Levy Reed. Gutmann a German intellectual, formally trained in painting, fled Nazi Germany to begin his artistic career as a photographer in San Francisco with a European perspective on depression era America. The screening was followed by audience discussion with a panel including: Ellen Fleurov, President, Crossroads Traveling Exhibitions and former Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, and Sylvia Naguib, Museum Curator, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

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