The Masters of Photography: 2019 Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz

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 […]

The Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus CANCELLED 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 […]

The Masters of Photography: Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon 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, […]

The Masters of Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson 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 […]

History of Photography Lecture Series, Part 5

Part 5: The Art of Photography July 26, 2018, from 7–8PM The impulse to create beauty finds new expression in the camera. Academically-trained professionals and avant-garde amateurs push photography into the realm of fine art. A debate stirs around the artistic efficacy of machine-made imagery and the role of its operator. By the end of […]

History of Photography Lecture Series, Part 4

Part 4: The Documents of Photography, Pt. 2 June 21, 2018, from 7–8PM The romantic imperative and a public eager for the truth of the camera image drive documentary 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 […]

History of Photography: Lecture Series with Jeffrey Martz

Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz returns to The Image Flow to offer his updated History of Photography Series. A History of Photography Lecture Series You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the history of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the […]

For the Love of Photography: Jeffrey Martz on the Amateur Spirit

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Of all the eras and styles in the medium’s history, art historian and photographer Jeffrey Martz is most drawn to the 19th-century amateur pictorial photographers such as Lewis Carroll, Clementina (Lady Hawarden), and Julia Margaret Cameron.
“An amateur photographer was a clearly-defined category of maker in the 19th century, someone who pursued photography seriously but not professionally. They weren’t in a studio trying to please a client, and because of this, they were free to make the best possible pictures in whatever style they wished. They did their work literally for the Latin root of the word—amore—or love,” Jeffery explained.

Masters of Photography Lecture Series, Harry Callahan

Harry Callahan Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 7–8PM 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. Masters […]

Masters of Photography Lecture Series, Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 7–8PM 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, […]