Reading & Book signing: Julie J. Thomson, Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College at The Regulator
Julie J. Thomson will talk about Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College an exhibition she curated at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. She will also be signing copies of the catalog.
While Black Mountain College (1933–1957) is best known for its contributions to the visual arts, literature, music, and dance, Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College shows how photography was also an important part of the curriculum. Josef Albers and Hazel Larsen Archer played important roles in this, including inviting many notable photographers to teach during the college's summer sessions.
While thousands of photographs were made at Black Mountain College Begin to See is the first in-depth exhibition and catalog devoted to this topic. Organized around the themes of Available Light, Bearing Witness, Performing for the Camera, Experimentation, and Place, this catalog includes essays, photographer biographies, and a chronology about photography at Black Mountain College. It features over 100 photographs by more than forty artists including Josef Albers, Hazel Larsen Archer, Harry Callahan, Robert Haas, Barbara Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Andy Oates, Robert Rauschenberg, Aaron Siskind, Cy Twombly, Stan VanDerBeek, Susan Weil, and Jonathan Williams.
Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College was published by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and is distributed by Duke University Press.
Read an interview with Thomson on aperture's blog.
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