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Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Present
Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared
June 22 to August 5, 2017
Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception on Wednesday, June 21, 6 to 8 pm
A photographer since the early 1970s, John Reuter specialized in Polaroid materials, most notably his SX-70 constructions, combining photography with painting and collage. He joined the Polaroid Corporation in 1978 as a senior photographer, later becoming director of the legendary 20×24 Studio. His work evolved through large scale Polaroid Image Transfers to digital imaging in the 1980s, to his more recent forays into video and filmmaking. He is currently working on the documentary, Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20×24 Project.
“The Polaroid 20×24 camera has reached legendary status in the world of photography as an outsized device that produces exquisitely detailed and saturated large format images,” says NeJame. “The diffusion transfer process is essentially a contact print that imparts the details from the large format negative to the molecularly attractive positive.”
“In just 90 seconds, the recorded image finds its way to a glossy and beautiful positive print. Artists such as Chuck Close, Mary Ellen Mark, Joyce Tenneson, David Levinthal, William Wegman and Andy Warhol all created memorable works with this process,” she adds.
In time Reuter pushed the scale possibilities and began creating multipanel transfer panels up to 42×52 inches. The scale and texture of these pieces resembled more than ever the fresco panels he so admired.
While traveling to Singapore in 2009 and 2011, Reuter began using infrared to shoot exotic flora and fauna, causing the images to glow. This exhibit marks the first time the whole set has been shown together and they create a poignant counterpoint to the image transfers created over a decade earlier.
21st Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition
On View: Aug 26 – Oct 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Aug 25th, 2017 6:00- 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Aug 26th to Oct 28th, 2017
|The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly announces its 21st Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, in our beautiful museum space in our facility in downtown West Palm Beach. The Members’ Exhibition is also showcased on our website.
The exhibition is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. Palm Beach Photographic Centre invites photographers working in all mediums and styles to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is proud to present the diverse and creative work of our community of photographic artist in this show, which features a wide range of styles and themes.
In addition to the Members’ Juried Exhibition, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre also will be presenting the FOTOcamp 2017 Exhibit, which will showcase impressive works by the emerging talent of young photographers who participated in this summer’s annual FOTOcamp program.
“Some of the kids participating in FOTOcamp this summer traveled here from all over to attend the camp,” says NeJame. “We had two sisters from the Ukraine this year, and a repeat student from Morocco. Others come annually from around the U.S., including Connecticut, California and Massachusetts, as well as from all over the state of Florida.”