Part 3: The Journeys of Photography

TUESDAY, June 4, 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!

TUESDAY, June 4, 2013, at 7PM- Part 3: The Journeys of Photography

The romantic imperative and a public eager for the truth of the camera image drive photographers to all parts of the globe. From the mysterious orient to the bleak wilderness of the American West, photography in the 19th century simultaneously reinforces and shapes our concept of otherness. Join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz as we take a journey alongside pioneers Francis Frith, John Thomson, William Henry Jackson and many others around the globe. Our forum will feature the best-possible reproductions and dialogue.

Felix Bonfils      The Sphinx Partially Excavated           Egypt, albumen print,       c.1878

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.