First 50 Years of Photography with Jeff Martz: Part 4

Part 4: The Expansion of Photography

Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7PM

You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the astonishing first 50 years of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the expansion, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication. Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to the story of the world. The series is intended for both the newcomer to this history and the curious expert looking to contribute to the discussion. See you there!

Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7PM- Part 4: The Expansion of Photography

Nineteenth-century scientists and photojournalist pioneers take photography to the frontiers of human vision and experience. From the macro to the microscopic, from the stars to beneath the waves, from the streets of poverty to ubiquitous daily life, photography gives new eyes to a positivist world. Join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening of high definition imagery and open-forum discussion featuring the works of Eadweard Muybridge, Wilson Bentley, Jacob Riis, and more.

Eadweard Muybridge    Leland Stanford Jr on his pony – phases of a stride by a pony while cantering. 1879

Bio: A seasoned traveler and fine art photographer, Jeff Martz earned his MFA in Photography from Utah State in 1997. He has taught graduate Art History at his alma mater and currently teaches photography at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo.

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