The George Eastman Museum invited a group of six RIT students from Professor Angela Kelly’s Photography Arts II course to tour the exhibition Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects and make their own photographs inspired by the artist’s prolific career. The students connected with the witty nature of Cumming’s work, creating their own take on his use of illusion and the constructed image. We are excited to share their images and words about how they drew inspiration.
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Join us throughout the month as we share a wide range of women artists relating to photography and film. Each week, one of our curators will share their list of five women artists on our blog, as well as films stills, photographs and facts about these incredible women using the hashtag #5WomenArtists on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday is officially open at the Eastman Museum. Learn more about the exhibition and its digital features that will allow you to immerse yourself within Manhattan Sunday, inlcuding an instagram takeover, sountrack to the series, and audio tour.
Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, Kodak made a huge announcement. Bigger than Super 8, bigger than the Ektra smartphone... They are re-introducing Kodak Professional Ektachrome Color Reversal Film again! The re-released film series will support 135-36x camera formats and be available at the end of 2017. The film stock has a distinctive look and was the choice of many photographers before it was discontinued in 2012. Because it is color positive, it generates a positive image that can be viewed or projected once it is exposed and processed, a benefit that makes it suitable for printing, scanning and projecting.
In this final post in a series, we share the story behind the framing and display of two photograms created by Floris Neüsuss.
In honor of our newest exhibition, Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road, over the course of the next week our Instagram account is going to be taken over by a diverse group of individuals from our community, who will share a portrait of themselves through their home and belongings.
Recently, Jamie M. Allen, associate curator of the Department of Photography, had the opportunity to speak with artist Catherine Opie. Her exhibition, Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road, will be on display at the George Eastman Museum beginning October 1, 2016.
This Saturday, we will be celebrating the legacy of independent theaters as part of Art House Theater Day. According to their website, "In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium."
Congratulations to all of the winners from our Sight Reading Instagram Challenges, and thank you to everyone who participated. We really enjoyed see the diverse range of photographs and how well you were able to capture photographs based on the five concepts.
This is it! Our final challenge! For this Sight Reading Instagram Challenge, we want you to play with the viewers perceptions, and take photographs that create an optical illusion. A classic example is the photo taken by tourists in Italy of people around the Tower of Pisa that appear to be holding the building up. Think creatively about the scale of objects, or strategically positioning people or objects in the natural environment.