City Photography Gallery
Newsletter #157 May 15, 2020
new resource from the Image City Photography Gallery!
We miss you; the many photographers and patrons of our
Gallery who share our love of photography. With the gallery
temporarily closed and all of us practicing social distancing as much
as possible, the partners wish to provide a new free resource to the community
which we hope is valuable and fun for anyone interested in
photography. We will periodically send links for the three components
of our plan through the Image City Photography Gallery newsletter.
To increase the
enjoyment of photography and improve our personal work.
Who are recognized as excellent
A video, documentary or short clips about a famous
legacy photographer or one who is currently working will be shared.
Example: Do you know the work of Dorothea Lange?
What online learning is available?
Whether we use a cell phone or many other types of
cameras, there are many videos online that could be useful for us to
improve either our methods of taking photos or our post-production
skills. We'll share some of our favorites to give you some ideas.
Who are some local photographers?
We will feature creative work of talented
photographers in the Greater Rochester area who have exhibited at
Image City and whose work can be inspirational. Example: Anthony Ryan.
As we continue our quest, we would appreciate your
feedback. If you feel that this program is helpful, we will continue
this feature as an additional resource for the community.
Image City's mission statement is: Creating a quality
exhibition and learning experience for photographers and the
This project is another way to achieve our mission. Click Here if you would
like to respond with feedback.
City @ Home
Cig Harvey is a wonderful photographer and teacher. We
learn of her accomplishments from her website:
Cig Harvey is an artist whose practice seeks to
find the magical in everyday life. Rich in implied narrative,
Harvey's work is deeply rooted in the natural environment, and offers
explorations of belonging and familial relationships. She is the
author of three sold-out books, You
Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night and You an Orchestra You a Bomb.
Her first solo museum show was held at the Stenersen
Museum in Oslo in 2012 in conjunction with the release of her first
monograph, You Look
At Me Like An Emergency (Schilt Publishing, 2012). The
book is a personal exploration of love, loss, longing and belonging. You Look At Me Like An
Emergency sold out in all editions and was selected by Photo District News
as one of the best books of 2012. It was widely reviewed by
international publications, including The Independent and The Boston Globe.
Her second monograph, Gardening at Night (Schilt Publishing,
2015) was released to critical acclaim from Vogue and The New York Times,
among others. The book is an exploration of familial love and a sense
of place in the natural world, with seasons figuring prominently as
metaphor. She was featured in The New York Times in an article titled
"Why Can't Great Artists Be Mothers?" rejecting the
stereotype that motherhood and artistic dedication are at odds.
Harvey's third monograph, You an Orchestra You a Bomb (Schilt
Publishing, 2017) centers on our relationship with life itself,
capturing moments of awe and sacred seconds that convey our fragile
present. It was applauded in a number of international publications,
including in The New
York Times, BBC, Vice,
New York Magazine,
and Creative Review.
The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey have
been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent collections of
major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Farnsworth Art Museum,
Rockland, Maine; and the International Museum of Photography and Film
at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Click Here
for an excellent YouTube video of her photography.
Nigel Danson talks about seven things that he wished
he was aware of earlier. Often when we look at earlier photographs we
took we realize how we could do them better...... and Nigel does this
and provides some good suggestions. You may already being do some of
these, but worth watching this video to see if any of these might be
valued additions to your technique. Especially note his comments
about simplifying your photographs. Click Here
for the YouTube video.
Anthony Ryan has
been a frequent exhibitor at the Image City. On our request he has
provided the following information about his photography as well as
links to see a his inspiring work.
always spoken to me, called me, and inspired me. As an explorer at
heart, I feel a deep connection to nature. For me, everything from a
simple walkin the woods to a hike in the mountains or desert can be a
spiritual experience. Photography enables me
to combine my
love for the outdoors with my curiosity to explore and passion for
background as an artist relates more to drawing and painting, I have
focused the past decade on using the camera as my paintbrush. I am
not interested in what the camera sees, nor am I trying to
"takea picture." My goal is to create an image that brings
you into the landscape, reflects what I felt in themoment, and
communicates what I experienced.
My process for
capturing landscapes is defined in three distinct phases: Search,
Explore, and Experience.These phases reflect "how I SEE".
Before any shutter is clicked, I spend months looking for new
inspiration and researching new locations.Using online tools and
apps, I previsualize locations, light, and composition.
Once on location, the fun begins with exploration of the
physical terrain! I spend days studying the light andcomposition
of my previsualized landscapes and scouting for new ones.
The culmination of the search and the journey, along with the
exploration of the land and light, combine to create an
experience that I try to capture, reflect, and share through my
images. My hope is to inspire you to SEE this land with your own
eyes, heart, and mind!
Anthony's inspiring photographs at these links flickr, Instagram, and 500PX
Through the Student Lens 2020 - a Virtual Exhibit
We are very pleased by the comments we have recieved
and by recent press coverage of our local student exhibit of their
fine photography. Eighteen high schools and the Flower City Arts
Center Photo Club Program participated. Click
Here to see the entire exhibit as a Virtual 360
of the Gallery "installation" and a YouTube video
describing the show. You Will Be Impressed!
Our 15th Year!
The Gallery is
There is no
admission fee to visit Image City
in the Heart of the Neighborhood
of the Arts
mission is to create a quality exhibition and learning experience
for photographers and the art-loving community.