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RIT Students Inspired by Robert Cumming

Samples of student photographs

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.

Kodak Ektachrome is Back!

Image of Ektachrome package

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. 

Art House Theater Day

Image from Sight Reading exhibit

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."

Sight Reading Challenge Five: Illusion, and Week Four Winner

Image from Sight Reading exhibit

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.

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