Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz continues his inspiring lecture series Masters of Photography in a free event at The Image Flow.

You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for an evening celebrating the life and work of the most influential practitioners in the history of photography. This new photography lecture series Masters in 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 to the discussion.
Stay tuned for subsequent dates to be announced shortly. See you there!

Eugène Atget, Quai d'Anjou, 6h du matin, 1924
Quai d’Anjou, 6h du matin, 1924. Photo © Eugène Atget.

Eugène Atget

Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7PM
Practically unknown during his lifetime and practicing an archaic working method, Eugène Atget is the central figure bridging the documentary world of the 19th century and the straight photography world of the 20th. His resolute commitment to visual facts mingles with a perfect understanding of light and space to create images that are both objective and poetic. This enigmatic man dies unknown yet goes on to inspire some of the greatest careers in the history of the medium.

Halifax, 1937 Bill Brandt masters of photography lecture series jeff Martz
Halifax, 1937. Photo © Bill Brandt.

Bill Brandt

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 7PM
Widely considered the greatest British photographer of the 20th century, Bill Brandt is a central figure in the development of photographic modernism. Brandt’s wide-ranging lens was equally masterful in the fields of photojournalism, portraiture, landscape photography, and the nude. His rich, five-decade-long career continues to inspire, challenge, and influence photography to this day.

Chicago 1949. Photo © Harry Callahan. master of photography lecture series Jeffrey martz
Chicago 1949. Photo © Harry Callahan.

Harry Callahan

Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 7PM
Private, self-taught, and committed to the amateur spirit, Harry Callahan is a central figure in the practice of subjective photography in mid-century America. His five-decade-long career encompassed a wide-ranging, experimental, and restless approach that resulted in some of the most original images of the 20th century.
 

Jeffrey Martz lecture at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Presenter Bio: 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.