July Meeting: Photo Safari at The George Eastman House

Join us on Wednesday, July 8th at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film for an evening of photography amazing-ness! We’ll be touring the exhibit “In The Garden” and then going into the actual gardens for photographic sessions with live models. Bring your gear and creativity and get ready for an awesome time!!!

The Eastman House, the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the world’s oldest film archives, opened to the public in 1949 as an independent, non-profit museum. It combines the world’s leading collections of photography and film with the stately pleasures of the landmark Colonial Revival mansion and gardens that George Eastman called home from 1905 to 1932. The Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Mr. Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, is heralded as the father of modern photography and motion picture film.

We will be given a tour of the exhibit “In the Gardens”. From famous locations such as Versailles to the simplest home vegetable garden, from worlds imagined by artists to food production recorded by journalists, the subjects in this exhibition broaden our understanding of photography and how it has been used to record the cultivated landscape.

We’ll have three models on hand (a “senior” girl and a guy and girl in prom attire) to pose and shoot all around the mansion and gardens. Tripods and small lighting equipment will be allowed so bring what you need to create and learn.

6:00pm: Gallery Tour
7:00-9:00pm: Photography sessions
9:30pm: Social hour at a local bar

Please note, the gallery tour begins right at 6pm. There will not be image sharing at this event.

Sharon Core (American, b. 1965). 1606, 2011. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery. © Sharon Core

Sharon Core (American, b. 1965). 1606, 2011. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery. © Sharon Core

 

Unidentified photographer. Woman reading in garden, 1912. Autochrome. George Eastman House. Gift of 3M Foundation, ex-collection Louis Walton Sipley

Unidentified photographer. Woman reading in garden, 1912. Autochrome. George Eastman House. Gift of 3M Foundation, ex-collection Louis Walton Sipley

 

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