© Bill Antalek
2015 EVENING LECTURE SERIES
Palm Beach Photographic Centre presents its 29th annual Lecture Series, our annual lecture series featuring the nation’s leading photographic and digital artists, who are at the Centre to conduct workshops as part of our Master Artists Workshops program. Beginning at 7:30 PM each Wednesday during the season, the week’s workshop presenters speak openly about their work and its development, or on topics related to their workshop. Unlike any other program in the region, the Lecture Seriesis a casual opportunity to hear and meet such artists as Dan Burkholder, Ross Whitaker and Vincent Versace, among dozens of other leading figures in America’s photographic community. The program is free to members of the Centre and open to the general public. Presenters are confirmed each week in advance of their workshops and lecture appearance. Please call the Photographic Centre with any questions and to confirm a particular lecturer at 561.253.2600. As always we look forward to seeing our members and to meeting new faces at these enjoyable and informative artist talks.
© Bill Antalek
Held each Wednesday evening from February through April. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.
West Palm Beach Library, 3rd Floor Auditorium
(above the Palm Beach Photographic Centre)
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Enter through the library and take the elevator to the third floor. The lecture room is through the doors you will find on the third floor, straight ahead, toward the back of the library.
Free to Members
$10 to General Public
* Minimum credit card charge is $25
2015 Lecture Schedule
The lecturers each week are one or more of the instructors who are teaching classes at the Centre that particular week. To confirm that a particular presenter will be lecturing, please call the Centre before the lecture at 561.253.2600.
Media, Internet and Law Enforcement or FREE SPEECH vs. PUBLIC NEEDS & RIGHTS
WHO & WHAT?: Presentation and Q&A by Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq., General Counsel of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Scott Mc Kiernan, Senior Staff Photographer of ZUMA Wire Service and Publisher of DOUBLEtruck Magazine (whose exhibition SEEING DOUBLE is presently on the walls of the Museum) will join for the Q&A
WHEN?: 7:30 to 9:00pm
WHERE?: The Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum
COST? FREE and open to one and all. Free legal advice! When is the last time you got that?
Julie Adair King
Shane Srogi and Heather Storm
Erika Larsen: Special Guest Lecture by National Geographic's Women of Vision Photographer Erika Larsen
Sàmi, Walking With Reindeer
Lewis Kemper: My Stretch of the River TBA
Jean “Gino” Miele
The way we see things changes them, and the things we see change us. If two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different, doesn't that mean we're all creating our own reality all the time? In this artist's talk, photographer Jean Miele shares his work, and thoughts on photography as an extraordinary form of everyday magic – a means of exploration, divination, and transformation – readily available to us all.
Barbara Ellison ˜ Creating the Botanical Portrait
Vincent Versace ˜ Taken By Pictures. Letting the Decisive Moment Take the Picture
Hardening of the categories causes art disease.
Every artist has an instrument. An instrument through which every artist channels his or her creativity—be it the musician and the physical instrument, to the more metaphorical instance with painters who use canvas and brush, or dancers who channel their creative voice through the use of their bodies. For a photographer it is camera and lens. The lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas, the file is the sheet music, and the final image is the symphony.
Vincent discusses the journey that he takes, or rather the journey that takes him, down the path of creating his images. From people, places and things, San Francisco to New York, Burma to India to Cuba, infrared black and white to full-color visible spectrum, Vincent discusses his use of cameras, digital infrared black and white as well as the lenses he uses, the post processing choices and software he uses, and why he makes the choices he makes. All focused towards one goal: the print. It is not about taking a photograph, but how to be taken by a photograph.
Lewis Kemper ˜ "My Stretch of the River"
A photographic journal of 16 month project photographing a small section of the American River in Sacramento, CA. Photographers tend to think they need to travel to the far ends of the earth to make great nature images, but I contend that within an hours drive, most photographers can find a small slice of nature, that if they take the time to get to know intimately, will allow them to produce a body of work rivaling any exotic location. Lewis moved to a new home near the American River in Sacramento and began exploring his new "backyard" first from land, then by kayak and eventually by air with the aid of a drone as well. In 16 months he has captured more than 40, 000 images of a 1.5 mile section of the river capturing the moods, seasons and wildlife found in this urban paradise. Along the way he has kept a journal of his experience and will combine the images with journal excerpts in this breath taking journey and hopefully influence you to look at the beauty in your area!
Lectures start at 7:30 pm.
This schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, or to confirm presenters and workshops, please call 561.253.2600