Rochester, N.Y., August 28, 2014—In conjunction with his exhibition at ARTISANworks, photographer Wayne Martin Belger will be speaking at George Eastman House on September 4 at 6:00 p.m. Belger will be discussing his unique pinhole cameras and their intimate connection to the photographs he makes.
“With pinhole photography, the same air that touches my subject can pass through the pinhole and touch the photo emulsion on the film. There’s no barrier between the two. There are no lenses changing and manipulating light. There are no chips converting light to binary code. With pinhole what you get is an unmanipulated true representation of a segment of light and time, a pure reflection of what is at that moment. With some exposure times getting close to 2 hours, it’s an unsegmented movie from a movie camera with only one frame.”
–Wayne Martin Belger
Belger creates unique pinhole cameras based on the subject he’s trying to capture. From aluminum, titanium, and copper to bone, human organs, and blood, Belger designs each camera to be the “sacred bridge of a communion offering between [himself] and the subject.”
Belger’s lecture, Between Light and Time will be held at George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre on Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is FREE for Eastman House members, ARTISANworks members, and college students with a valid ID, and $6 for non-members. There will also be an opening night reception for the Between Light and Time exhibition at ARTISANworks on Friday, September 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastman House members, ARTISANworks members, and college students with a valid ID are free to attend. For more information about Belger’s lecture or exhibition, visit eastmanhouse.org or artisanworks.net.