City Photography Gallery
#158 June 12, 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: Chip Evra.
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
Nevada Wier is one of the top travel photographers
working today. In addition she is a wonderful, inspiring teacher. I
had the opportunity a few years ago to have lunch with her and Jim
Patton (a Gallery Resident Artist who has traveled with her on several
of her photo trips) and it was an amazing experience. Her creativity
in both composition and technical skills makes her images a joy to
behold. Click Here
for one of a series of inspirational photography videos prepared by
Santa Fe Workshops.
Flower Photography is a frequent theme in the work
that is both submitted and shown at the gallery. Inthis video Michael
Widell gives his eight best tips for Flower Photography. Many of the
ideas are applicable to photographing other subjects as well. Even if
you don't do flower photography you can learn a lot from this video, Click Here.
John Kosboth has
shown extensively at Image City gallery and his work is unbelievably
creative as well as challenging to the viewer. He goes beyond simply
recording interesting subjects, but creates true works of art. Some
of his work is more "straight" photography and some are
complex constructs employing photographs but going way beyond the
Here is a
description of his work that he provided:
The final image, if there is such a thing, is a
culmination and a commencement. Strong images contain emotional
content to which, and thru which, the viewer is informed, connected
and reconnected to the image and personal, lifelong, experiences.
Each image is a montage of emotions, concepts, memories, desires (and
the original piece of reality) being expressed through digital
immediacy. Each image is a journey incorporating real, and imagined,
life experiences which culminate as image. Commencement is interwoven
throughout the process with each conscious/unconscious decision and
the actual print in hand. Each image is an image in waiting. The
image in hand is but an invitation. What's next? What is light doing
now? I pursue minimalism for the beauty it can express so clearly,
the focus it allows, the conundrum it presents. Definitive or
ill-defined, conceptual, impressionistic, representational, complex,
shy, or alluring, art is us. The image is an artifact of the process.
We are the art. We are poetry. Here is a link to his web
site so you can enjoy his creative talent, focusing on his portfolio
of black and white photography.
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
We plan to Reopen
with a NEW exhibit on June 16
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.