Check out the work of one of my all time favorite photographers, Joel Sternfeld. He is one of the influential color photographers who established color photography as a respected artist medium. He won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1978-1982. His book “American Prospects” is what inspired me to lug around an 8x10 camera to this day.
Starting February 24 - May 25, 2015, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be showing the Photographs of Captain Linnaeus Tripe taken in India and Burma from 1852 - 1860.
(from The Met)
This is the first major traveling exhibition devoted to the British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902). Between 1854 and 1860, Tripe produced an unprecedented series of photographs documenting the landscape and cultural artifacts of south India and Burma (now the Republic of Myanmar). With few models to follow, he developed a professional practice under the auspices of the British East India Company, the commercial enterprise governing the region as Great Britain’s imperial agent. As an officer in the British army, he traveled with diplomatic expeditions, creating a visual inventory of celebrated archaeological sites and monuments, religious and secular buildings—some now destroyed—as well as geological formations and scenic vistas. His training as a military surveyor, where the choice of viewpoint and careful attention to visual details were essential, gave his photographs a striking aesthetic rigor that distinguishes them from the picturesque travel views characteristic of the period.
This exhibition of approximately sixty photographs traces Tripe’s work from his earliest images made in England (1852–1854), to those created on expeditions to the south Indian kingdom of Mysore (1854), to Burma (1855), and again to south India (1857–1858). Using large-format wax paper negatives, he achieved remarkably consistent results despite the south Asian heat and humidity, which posed constant challenges to photographic chemistry. The comprehensive scope of his work offered its British audience a virtual tour through a foreign landscape, rendering it knowable and preserving sites already bearing traces of colonial rule.
Last few days to see the Thomas Struth show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ends on February 16th.
This exhibition celebrates the Museum’s unparalleled holdings of photographs by Thomas Struth (German, born 1954), one of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century. Featuring recent and previously unseen works as well as two key loans from local collections, the installation showcases how Struth explores the traditions and actual conditions of our world on the cusp of this newly global millennium.
Didn’t know if you caught it in PDN or at the Photo Plus Expo, but HOUSE did the retouching on the images for Canon Professional Services (CPS)
Marcus Bleasdale and Gabrielle Revere photographed. Both successful photographer.