Photographer Gregory Spaid Presents "Photography and the Sense of Place"
Date of Event: March 6, 2002
Posted: March 5, 2002
The Denison University Department of Environmental Studies will feature photographer Gregory Spaid on Wednesday (March 6) at 7:30 p.m. in Barney-Davis Hall, Room 110.
Spaid's presentation is titled "Photography and the Sense of Place: The Environmental Documentary Work of Gregory Spaid." His lecture is free and open to the public.
Spaid is an artist, professor of fine arts and the associate provost at Kenyon College where he teaches courses primarily in photography. Spaid's work has been collected by many institutions around the country including the Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Smithsonian and the Chase Manhattan Bank. He has been the recipient of numerous grants to support his work including six from the Ohio Arts Council and a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Italy.
Recently, Spaid has produced three books of his documentary-style photography focusing on specific environments. His bookGrace: Photographs of Rual Americaexplores the plain aesthetic quality that Spaid has documented throughout America, but particularly on the Great Plains and in Central Ohio. Spaid's photographs also appear in the short novel by Gene Logsdon about the spiritual and physical reclamation of strip-mined land in Ohio calledThe Man Who Created Paradise.Spaid's forthcoming work isOn Nantucket, a book featuring the unique architectural environment of the island of Nantucket.
Spaid will be returning to Denison for a workshop May 13-18, 2002, titled "The Documentary Art: Imaging and Imagining the Environment." Funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the workshop is free to a limited number of students, faculty and staff members. The projects produced during the workshop will incorporate a variety of media including fiction/non-fiction writing, sound recording, still photography, digital imaging, video, drawing, watercolor and collage.
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