‘There art two sides to every picture’

You are cordially invited to a Perspectives on Photography lecture by David Travis to be held Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Davis is the retired Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago where he directed photography exhibitions, programs and acquisitions from 1972 until 2008.

Using the words and photographs of Harry Callahan, David Travis will speculate on the way we understand photography from two primary points of view. The first being from the perspective of the viewer, critic or historian who sees the object or image after it leaves the photographer’s personal realm and control. While the second is from the maker’s perspective, which concerns itself with how the photograph came into being. The key question: Does the work have inherent characteristics, even emotional expressions, or is it beholden to our interpretations entirely? You’ll definitely want to attend this thought-provoking presentation. 

Photo: "Chicago, 1949" by Harry Callahan

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