Italy, which is known for its iconic art, fashion, food and architecture could be intimidating to the novice photographer. How do you capture something so well known from a new prospective? How do you find a fresh angle to tell a different story? Local photographers, Kathie Carpenter, Marilyn Hoogstraten, Kathy Silbernagle, and Babs Young set out to explore these answers. They have returned with a show that not only grabs the color and flavor of Italy, but illustrates how photographers make crucial choices in framing, depth of field, and context when capturing a scene. Join us for not only a creative taste of this beautiful country, but also a discussion of how the photographers crafted their images into the art that is, ITALY: CLOSE UP!
Also, join us May 25th from 2 to 5 pm when artist and photographer William Sievert will lead a discussion on “The Origins of Street Photography.” As the most widely practiced art form in the world, street photography is a powerful tool used by people the world over to show fascinating experiences and people. Sievert’s talk will explore street photography through the practices of four iconic photographers: August Sanders, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, and Vivian Maier.
This complimentary presentation is open to everyone and we hope you will join us.
Italy: Close Up will be on exhibit in the Cottage Gallery thru May 25, 2019.