- JOHN PRESENTS ANSEL ADAMS LECTURE IN SAN JOSE, CA JUNE 24, 2010
- JOHN SEXTON LECTURE, OPENING RECEPTION - JULY 10, 2010
Sunny skies and warm weather have FINALLY come to California. Last week the Sierra had two feet of snow and a number of the ski resorts reopened for the Memorial Day weekend. Amazing!
I wanted to give you a brief update on two events coming up in the near future.
The first is my lecture Ansel Adams: An Inspiration, which I will be presenting at Adobe headquarters in San Jose, California on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 PM. The lecture is part of the Adobe Distinguished Lecture Series. It is open to the public and admission is free.
On Saturday, July 10 there will be an opening reception for my exhibition John Sexton: A Photographer’s Journey and I will be presenting a lecture for the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California. The exhibition will be on display from July 3 through August 27.
My lecture will be from 2:00-4:00 PM on Saturday July 10 at the Carmel Women’s Club, directly across the street from the Center for Photographic Art gallery in Carmel. The reception will be from 4:00-6:00 PM and will include a book signing as well. Both events are free and open to the public.
If you’re in the area, or will be visiting the area, it would be great to see you at either or both of these events.
Wishing you a great summer ahead,
ADOBE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES: JOHN TO LECTURE JUNE 24
Ansel Adams Photographing at Tioga Lake
Yosemite National Park, California
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I am thrilled to have been invited to be a part of the Adobe Distinguished Lecture Series. I will be presenting a brand new lecture Ansel Adams: An Inspiration on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 pm at Adobe’s Park Auditorium at their headquarters in San Jose.
This lecture will focus primarily on Ansel’s photography, and explore the nuances of his renowned photographic vision. During this audio-visual presentation Ansel’s images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print. In addition, I will be showing a number of my own images and discussing the inspiration and influence that Ansel has had on my photography, as well as his effect on other photographers and photography in general.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Directions to the facility can be found here. A book signing will follow the lecture, for those that are interested. I look forward to seeing some newsletter subscribers at this event.
JOHN’S RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION AT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
OPENING AND LECTURE JULY 10
I am pleased to announce that my traveling retrospective exhibition John Sexton: A Photographer’s Journey will be on display at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California from July 3 through August 27, 2010. The last time I had a large exhibition of my work in my own “backyard” was my exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art in 1994. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to share images with my many photographic friends and neighbors here on the Monterey Peninsula. If your travel plans will bring you to this area, I hope you will take the opportunity to come by and see the exhibition.
On Saturday, July 10, I will be presenting a lecture and book signing from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, which will be followed by an opening reception in the gallery from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. This lecture will be different from the Adobe presentation described above, as the talk will focus on my own photographs. Included in the exhibition and presentation will be some new images, as well as earlier photographs from my more than thirty-five year career in photography. During the lecture I will illustrate the evolutionary process of some of the images from the negative to the finished print, exploring a number of the creative controls I use in making my silver gelatin photographs. In addition, I will show some unique Ansel Adams images and discuss his influence on my photography. A book signing will be held following the lecture.
During the opening reception there will be a raffle for one of my 11x14" original silver-gelatin prints valued at $1000. Raffle tickets can be purchased on July 10th or in advance at www.photography.org. Member ticket price: 3 for $5, 7 for $10; Non-Member ticket price: $5 each, 3 for $10. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Photographic Art.
A portion of this exhibition was on display at Oregon State University in 2009. The exhibition will be traveling to other venues in the future, and announcements will be made in future issues of my newsletter.
I would like to thank Light Impressions, as well as Kodak Professional, for their support of this traveling exhibition, and Freestyle Photographic Supplies for their most generous support as the exclusive sponsor of exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art.
You can learn about the exhibition, opening reception, and lecture here. For more information about the Center for Photographic Art and their many programs check out their web site. I look forward to seeing a number of you on July 10.
In the meantime, Wynn Bullock: Color Light Abstractions is the current exhibition at the CPA. It will be on display through June 26.
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