What a Night, George Eastman House Gala 2012

Posted by on Nov 27 2012 | Photography

Last night was an incredible evening of light & motion in New York City.  We celebrated our honorees, and proudly introduced our new director. A big thanks to all that helped make the gala possible, we could not have done it without you. We’d like to extend congratulations to each of our honorees.

We premiered this short during the gala which explains, educates and encourages those to remember: Who We Are.
 

 

 

 

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Lewis Hine – Photographer for Social Justice

Posted by on Sep 26 2012 | Photography

Portrait of Lewis Hine, ca. 1930

Happy, happy birthday to Lewis Hine – born this day in history in 1874. Lewis Hine is best known for his documentary work in the early 1900s – including child labor across the country, immigrants at Ellis Island, and workers atop the Empire State Building.

Last year New York Times LENS asked us  who Lewis Hine was, his character, and work. The Lewis Hine exhibition is currently in Rotterdam at the Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Lewis Hine photographing children at table in garden, ca. 1919

Lewis Hine playing tennis, ca. 1935

Portrait of Lewis Hine as small child standing by drum, ca. 1876

Lewis Hine photographing children, ca. 1910

 

 

 

 

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Photographic Process 6.0: The Gelatin Silver Print

Posted by on Aug 02 2012 | Exhibitions, History, Photography

In the final part of our photo process series we’re looking at the Gelatin Silver Print. We’re exploring the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

The Gelatin Silver Print process allowed to make black and white images, and is responsible for all the black and white movies, and color photography.

Watch the entire photo process series.

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Candace Gaudiani – Photos Between Destinations

Posted by on Jul 05 2012 | Other, Photography

During our visiting artist lecture series Wish You Were Here, Candace Gaudiani shared her technique and inspiration behind the art of photographing via train and her book “Between Destinations”.

By the age of twelve, Gaudiani had visited forty-eight states by car and train. Today, her photo series explores what it means to be part of and sometimes estranged from the places we hold in our memories. The ambiguity of belonging, longing and estrangement led to the artist’s choice of framing each image through a train window.  Her moody black and white images, capturing a seemingly timeless American landscape. And in color the promise of a new and lesser seen life.

All aboard!

 

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Photographic Process 4.0: The Woodburytype

Posted by on Jun 27 2012 | Other, Photography

In part 4.0 of our photo process series we’re looking at the Woodburytype. We’re exploring the invention of the process and talking with our curators and historians, who help us put these processes into historical and cultural contexts.

The Woodyburytype process was invented in 1864 by Walter Woodbury – a photo mechanical process that combines photography and the press producing a continuous tone image.

Up next The Platinum Print, and The Gelatin Silver Print.

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