Friday
Mar282014

WORKSHOPS at the GALLERY

Workshops  At  the Gallery 


Bruno Chalifour Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Avenue, Rochester NY.

Contact: bchalifour@me.com – (585) 415 7828

 

In conjunction with the Lumière’s Spectrum Gallery program of exhibitions, Bruno Chalifour will present and teach a series of one-evening’s (2 1/2 hours) workshops on:

-    Photographic Technique (Wednesday nights 7-9:30 p.m. at Spectrum Gallery),

-    the History and Appreciation of Photography as an expressive medium (Thursday nights 7-9:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Gallery).

+   Make sure you check our summer workshops in France at the end of this document.

 

In addition to these workshops, Bruno can provide individual or group instruction on demand: you choose the topic and time and we do the rest.

Hourly rate:

                  - individual instruction $ 50 / 1st hour, $ 75 for 2 consecutive hours;

                  - instruction for two: $ 35 / hour for each participant.

                  - group of 4 or more: $ 25 / hour for each participant.

 

> the purchase 4 workshops at the same time entitles you to a 5th one FREE.

 

APRIL 2014:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014  

1- Photo-Technique # 1: Which camera for what use and what budget?

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>You need or want to buy a new camera either because yours feel obsolete or you want to move up from film, basic digital point-and-shot, or cell-phone, or you are just curious of what the market can currently offer in the event you may get a new camera in the future.

This workshop will describe what the newest cameras, in various categories, can offer. It will present a list a criteria to help you choose the model that suits your needs and budget in a now vast market. The technology has now reached a level where one can safely invest and keep their camera for several years. As any good investment you will want to choose a camera that will age well and open new doors for you.

 

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014   

2 - Photo-Technique # 2: Which printer for what use and what budget?

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Prints are still the best way to preserve your photographs: they do not depend on any technology to be looked at; they can be the most archival/durable way to preserve your images.

This workshop will describe what the newest printers, in various categories, can offer. It will present a list a criteria to help you choose the model that suits your needs and budget. The workshop will also present the options available regarding inks and papers. Basic printing procedures will illustrate the presentation. Bring your printing questions.

 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 

3 - Photo-Technique: On Printing

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>This workshop will address the technique and issues of fine-art large-format printing (13” wide and wider), which inks, which papers to use for what type of photographs, how to assess and correct a black-and-white and/or a color print. The workshop will review the different options of preparing a photograph for printing and assessing the produced image: composition, contrast, density, dodging and burning, color, paper profiles. Participants will be welcome to bring one image they want to be looked at (file or print & file)…

 

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014   

4 - Photo-History # 1: XIXth Century

> 19th Century Photography: Fox-Talbot’s Pencil of Nature, The 1951 Mission Héliographique in France, photographs of the American West.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

5 - Photo-Technique # 5: Looking at Photographs (I)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography), used technique, from then and now. Why has a photograph become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from the 19th century and their contemporary equivalents.

 

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014   

6 - Photo-History # 2: Pictorialism, Then & Now 

> Pictorialism is a trend in photography that established itself at the end of the 19th century in England and soon conquered the rest of the world. It survives all the more nowadays that digital technology from cameras to software and display modes have given it even more possibilities while often changing its raison d’être.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

7 - Photo-Technique # 6: Looking at Photographs (II)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography), used techniques. Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from Pictorialism, and their contemporary emulations.

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8 - Photo-History # 3: Seeing Straight

> Often in reaction to Pictorialism and sometimes to World War I: Straight Photography, New Objectivity, Russian Avant-Garde, and Photographie Humaniste.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

9 - Photo-Technique # 7: Looking at Photographs (III)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography), and used techniques. Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from Straight Photography, New Objectivity and Photographie Humaniste. and their contemporary emulations.

 

 

MAY 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

10 - Photo-History # 4: La Photographie Humaniste Française, an idiosyncratic tradition.

> Started in the 1920s in Paris with such masters as Hungarian refugees Kertész, and Brassaï, this trend soon became a defining one in the history of French photography in the hands of Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Ronis, and many others… who, in turn, have influenced many co-operatives of socially-oriented photographers from VIVA to the current Tendance Floue.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

11 - Photo-Technique # 8: Looking at Photographs (IV)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography). Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from French Photographie Humaniste.

 

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

12 - Photo-History # 5: Magnum

> Looking at the history of the oldest and most prestigious of photo agencies, Magnum, founded by 5 photographers (R. Capa, H. Cartier-Bresson, Chim/Seymour, G. Rodger, W. Vandivert) in 1947.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

13 - Photo-Technique # 9: Looking at Photographs (V)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography), and used techniques. Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from Magnum.

 

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

14 - Photo-History # 6: Post WW2 photography in America: Steichen, A. Adams, M. White, B. Newhall and Aperture

> Looking at a transitional and pivotal period in the history of photography.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

15 - Photo-Technique # 10: Looking at Photographs (VI)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography), and used techniques. Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from A. Adams, Minor White, Edward and Brett Weston, Nathan Lyons, Carl Chiarenza, Jerry Uelsmann…

 

 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

16 - Photo-History # 7: British Photography from Bill Brandt to Martin Parr.

> The post-WW2 photographic scene in the UK saw a very interesting development in British photography away from Pictorialism and avant-garde into social documentary.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

17 - Photo-Technique # 11: Looking at Photographs (VII)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography,  and used techniques). Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from post WW2 British Photography (Bill Brandt, Fay Godwin, Tony Ray-Jones, Exit Group, Paul Hill, Paul Trevor,…).

 

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

18 - Photo-History # 8: New Topographics, how an unassuming exhibition at the George Eastman House in 1975 still impacts contemporary world landscape photography.

> Looking at a transitional and pivotal event in the history of landscape photography, and its consequences on contemporary practices.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

 

JUNE 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

19 - Photo-Technique # 7: Looking at Photographs (IX)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography). Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from New Topographics and New Topographics-inspired photography.

 

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

18 - Photo-History # 9: The DATAR and Cross-Channels Missions in France (1980-2000)

> Looking at a transitional and pivotal event in the history of landscape photography in France and how, long after the Heliographic Mission  of 1851, it sprung from New Topographics, and what consequences it has had on contemporary practices in France.

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

19 - Photo-Technique # 7: Looking at Photographs (X)

                                                                                          Spectrum Gallery, 7-9:30 p.m.                                          $ 25

>Commented examples of photographs (composition, “atmosphere,” intention, relevance in the history of photography). Why has a photographs become an icon? Let us look at its historical context and what it means to us today. Examples from La Mission de la DATAR, La Mission Trans-Manche, La Mission pour le Littoral, and more…

 

END of SPRING 2014 PROGRAM (more in August and the Fall)

 

 

July 2014 SUMMER WORKSHOPS in FRANCE:

 

JULY Wed. 2, Th. 3, Fr. 4, 2014

Landscape Photography in the French Pyrénées

Location: Ariège region, between St Girons and the Spanish Border in the Parc National des Pyrénées. Hands-on workshop: what are the different categories of landscape photography? How to best use one’s equipment? What techniques are best suited for the genre? Daily photographing outings and critique sessions.                                                       

 

$ 140 / day*          ($ 360 for the 3 days)

 

*   only includes tuition fees. For accommodation contact Bruno Chalifour at bchalifour@me.com

 

 

 

JULY 8, 9, 10, 2014

Les Rencontres dArles

Les Rencontres are the oldest and most prestigious of all photo-festivals. Born in 1970 in the picturesque ancient town of Arles, Les Rencontres have grown into a 60-exhibition “official” festival. Many other events, among which an “off-festival,” Voies Off, have sprung from the festival and provide visitors with countless venues and exhibitions during the opening week of the festival (first full week of July). Bruno Chalifour first came to the Rencontres in 1987, since then, as a photo critic and historian, he has reviewed the festival for numerous magazines around the world in French and English. For several years he has also taught workshops for the festival. The workshop is meant to provide (historical and esthetic) context, explanations, and insights into the meaning of the festival as a whole as well as its exhibitions and numerous other venues. Bruno’s insider’s approach is the perfect first contact with a festival of world scope and reputation.

 

$ 140 / day*          ($ 360 for the 3 days)

 

*   only includes tuition fees. For accommodation contact Bruno Chalifour at bchalifour@me.com

 

 

All workshops in France will be taught in FRENCH and ENGLISH.

 


 

 

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LAST NAME:                                                                                                First Name:

 

Address:

 

 

Telephone (cell preferable):

 

email:

 

Workshop Title:                                                                                           Date:              Cost:

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL : 

(payment by check sent to Attn Bruno Chalifour, Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Avenue, Rochester NY 14607)

 

 

Friday
Mar282014

April 2014: "Parisian Structures & Cuban Lines" by Bill DuBois

Dates: April 3-26, 2014

Opening: April 4th, 6-9:00 p.m.

Bill DuBois, an RIT professor emeritus (School of Photographic Arts & Sciences), selected his photographs for this exhibition from two distinct bodies of work, two exotic and fascinating destinations on two separate continents: Paris (France) and La Havana (Cuba).

The exhibition at the Spectrum Gallery starts with black and white images of the monumental architecture in Paris, all photographed with a large-format camera. In these images DuBois meticulous technical skills and rigorous frontal approach celebrate centuries of French architecture: various churches and museums along the Seine culminating with views of the modernistic district of La Défense on the western outskirts of the French capital.

The second half of the show takes the viewer for a colorful and whimsical flânerie (stroll) along the streets of La Havana. Do not expect the all too beaten clichés involving old cars, colorful façades, colored people sitting or dancing by the side of the street or along the Malecón facing north toward the ocean. No, none of this, no north-American “charitable” or patronizing approach here; instead, a refreshing look above and beyond all this, a both humorous and poetic discovery of “upper” street life in a hispanic city. Vernacular culture swinging in the wind as in that photograph with the blue T-shirt or that other one of ballooned skirts. Images as freed from gravity as their subjects are.

 

Bruno Chalifour for Spectrum Gallery

cell: (585) 415 7828

 

 

Friday
Mar282014

February-March 2014: Photographs Re-Imagined.

Spectrum Gallery, Rochester Art Club and Arena Group present
 Photographs Re-Imagined
 
February 7, 2014 through March 28, 2014 -
Opening Reception First Friday, February 7th, 5 to 9

Artists Talks: Thursdays-March 13th, 20th, 27th from 7 to 9
 


It started as an idea between two artists, Jeanne Beck, former President of the Arena Group,and Suzi-Zefting-Kuhn, President of the Rochester Art Club, to create a piece of art from the essence of another creative piece of art, a photograph. Carefully selected photographs by Bill Edwards, Director of the Spectrum Gallery, were then assigned to artists in a lottery process. Months later, one of the most exciting collaborations between the Rochester Art Club and The Arena Group will be unveiled at the Spectrum Gallery, 100 College Avenue, Rochester, NY.

How would Alfred Stieglitz’s black and white wintry city photograph, re-imagined, inspire a piece of art created by a realist sculptor and a contemporary artist look or feel like? Would it be a sculpture or a colorful abstract painting? Only one way to know!

Join us at the Spectrum gallery

Friday, February 7th, 2014 (opening: 5-9 p.m.)

30 artists will display their “re-imaginations.”



Spectrum Gallery

is located within Lumiere Photo in the Neighborhood Of The Arts

100 College Avenue Rochester, NY 14607.
Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and Saturday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

 

Friday
Aug122011

Welcome to Spectrum Gallery

Welcome to the Spectrum Gallery website... The introduction of this site comes with the re-opening of Spectrum Gallery on August 5th of 2011 at Lumière's new location, 100 College Avenue, Rochester NY–one block way from the Memorial Art Gallery, and five blocks from the international museum of film and photography at the George Eastman House, in the heart of Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts.

It was great to see so many old friends and new friends join us in our celebration of the Spectrum Gallery after its move from the former Light Impressions location on Monroe Avenue.

Our mission is to present international, national, and local respected, and thought-provoking artists in both gallery and website, to inform you on their works, provide context to what we show.

Feel free to leave your comment. You can contact us through email using this site. Please make any suggestions you might have to improve our great gallery.

Thank you.

Bill Edwards, David Murray, and Bruno Chalifour

Thursday
Aug112011

Spectrum Gallery Journal