Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz continues his inspiring lecture series The Masters of Photography at The Image Flow.
You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening talk and presentation celebrating the life and work of some of the most influential practitioners in the history of photography. This photography lecture series The Masters of Photography will use the best possible reproductions and an interactive format and is intended for both the newcomer and the curious expert looking to contribute.
Save the dates and we’ll see you there!
Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 7–8PM
French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was considered a master of candid photography. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947, along with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert and George Rodger.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 7–8PM
American photographer Richard Avedon was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist portraits. He shot for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, demanding that his models convey emotion and movement, a departure from the norm of motionless fashion photography.
From the 1960s on, Avedon was also dedicated to extended portraiture projects exploring cultural, political, and personal concerns.
Diane Arbus worked to normalize marginalized groups and highlight the importance of proper representation of all people through her photography. Arbus photographed her subjects in familiar settings—their homes, on the street, in the workplace, in the park—to bring these people into lives we understood. By befriending, not objectifying, her subjects she was able to capture their vulnerable and true psychological selves.
Francesca Woodman was an American photographer known for her black-and-white self-portraits and portraits of women. Woodman produced over 800 untitled prints despite her suicide at age 22. Her exploration of sexuality and the body is often compared to both Hans Bellmer and Man Ray.
A seasoned traveler and fine art photographer, Jeffrey Martz earned his MFA in photography from Utah State University in 1997. He has taught photography, bookbinding, and art history for over 20 years, and currently teaches at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, CA.