A Meeting of Friends: 10 Fine Art Photographers and Their Work

W101



Wednesdays

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Online

6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24

Four Sessions





This course will be offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.

What is fine art photography? Who are some of the finest fine art photographers?  Join OLLI Instructor and fine art photographer Thad Kubis (www.tbkphotos.com) for this 4-week course that will define and explain (maybe) “What is Fine Art Photography,” and examine ten of the very best fine art photographers: William Eggleston, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz, Josef Sudek, Sally Mann, Ansel Adams, Irvin Penn, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo.

    Thaddeus Kubis is a professional fine art photographer and instructor. He has taught a number of photography classes for OLLI, as well as IS183 Art School, the Trustees of Reservations, and other organizations, and leads an OLLI Shared Interest Group on photography.

    Suggested Readings and Links from June  3:

    Books:

    The Birth of the idea of Photography - by Francois Brunet

    The Photographers Eye - John Szarkowski

    Looking at Photographs - John Szarkowski

    Understanding a Photograph – John Burger

    Edward Weston:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Weston

            https://edward-weston.com/

            https://edward-weston.com/edward-weston/

    Andre Kertesz

            http://www.corkingallery.com/artists/vintage-photography/andr-kertsz/selected-works?view=multiple-thumbnails

    Suggested links from June 10: Second Session FIne Art Photography OLLI.docx

    A Portrait of America That Still Haunts, Decades Later -  Robert Frank

      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/12/arts/design/robert-frank-americans.html?referringSource=articleShare

    Social Media and Photography

    https://petapixel.com/2020/06/13/the-power-of-the-camera-in-recording-and-shaping-social-movements/

    Suggested links from June 17: OLLI_Session_Three.docx

    Suggested links from June 24: OLLI Fine Art Final Session.docx



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