Mary Street Alinder
Wednesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography
Join us for an evening of photography and history with Mary Street Alinder, the author of Ansel Adams: A Biography, as she discusses perhaps the most famous movement in the history of photography, and shares her favorite photographs.
Revolutionary in its day, Group f.64 was one of the first modern art movements defined by women and men working as equals and contributed significantly to the recognition of photography as fine art. The group - first identified as such in a 1932 exhibition - was comprised of strongly individualistic artists brought together by a common philosophy and held together in a tangle of dynamic relationships. Their name, f.64, they took from a very small lens aperture used with their large-format cameras, a pinprick that allowed them to capture the greatest possible depth of field in their lustrous, sharply detailed prints.
The book contains over 100 different photographs (included a special 16 page insert), as well as chapters on individual artists such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Sonya Noskowiak, and more. Mary is an wonderful storyteller, expertly rooting the reader in the lives and thoughts of these famous photographers.
As a former assistant to Ansel Adams from 1979 until his death in 1984, Alinder personally knew most of the featured artists, and is perfectly situated to write this narrative. In addition to her writings, Alinder has curated exhibitions worldwide, including the 1987 Adams blockbuster at the de Young Museum and a 2002 Adams centennial exhibition. Join the event on Facebook!
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)