Learn about 21st century photography
May 22, 2012 by James
The “F295: Continued Explorations of 21st Century Photography Conference” will take place at Carnegie-Mellon University and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from June 7 – 10. Tickets are $140 for F295 members, $165 for non-members, and $55 for students, with workshops offered at various prices.
The opening reception will take place on June 7 from 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Carnegie-Mellon University. Jerry Spagnoli and Dr. Jeremy Rowe will speak on “Visual literacy, metaphor and method: the subconscious of culture.” An industry trade show and networking opportunities will also be presented to attendees. Workshop topics at the conference will include daguerreotype, multi-color gum printing and a snapshot of the industry. There will also several lectures and round-table discussions in which to take part.
On June 9, the Carnegie Museum of Art will be presenting “Light, Time and Apparatus: from Pictorialism to 21st Century Photography” from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. It will consist of a conversation with four contemporary artist on the foundational elements of modern photography, followed by a reception and tour of the exhibit “Impressionism in a New Light: from Monet to Stieglitz.”
Those who are interested in photography from all over the region, including nearby Plum, will not want to miss this conference. Those who work for graphics and printing companies might find they will discover new techniques and inspiration by taking part in the workshops and listening to the speakers at the conference. It will also be a very helpful event for students of the graphic arts to attend, as it may give them more idea of what they want to do after graduation.