Penn Lens & Stamped: A Seminar on Travel Photography

Going abroad this summer or fall, or gearing up for spring break? Hear from the photo editors of Stamped, Penn’s travel magazine, and from the photographers of Penn Lens about tips on cameras, lenses, how to balance photography with enjoying the expereince, and much more! All are welcome!

When: Wednesday, February 25th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: JMHH F45

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James Casebere, Silverstein Photography Lecture

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:30PM

Sponsored by the Howard A. Silverstein & Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Lecture Series.

James Casebere was born in 1953, in East Lansing, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, from which he graduated in 1976 with a BFA. In the fall of 1977, he attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York and received an MFA from Cal Arts in 1979.

Casebere’s pioneering work has established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. For the last thirty years, Casebere has devised increasingly complex models that are subsequently photographed in his studio. Based on architectural, art historical and cinematic sources, his table-sized constructions are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms. Casebere’s abandoned spaces are hauntingly evocative and oftentimes suggestive of prior events, encouraging the viewer to reconstitute a narrative or symbolic reading of his work.

Nikon Small World Exhibit

Check out this really cool exhibit right on campus at the Wistar Institute (right across form the lower quad gate)!

Nikon Small World Exhibit on view to the public from January 20–March 6, M–F, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This is Wistar’s 12th year of hosting the Nikon Small World Exhibit in the Philadelphia region. We are the only regional host for this exhibit.

Discover the beauty and complexity of life as seen through today’s advanced microscopes. The exhibit of winning images from Nikon’s 2014 Small World photography contest gives you a glimpse into a world that most have never seen – the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.

Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio

When: Until March 29, 2015
Where: Arthur Ross Gallery (On Campus!)

In 1932, Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department of the Secretariat of Public Education, to document the changing landscape and people of Mexico.

During the two years Strand spent in Mexico, he traveled the countryside with his Korona and Graflex large format cameras. He explored small towns, churches, religious icons, and the people who inhabited the land. Strand, like many of the artists who were making art at the Taller de Gráfica Popular print studio, worked on this project during the period when the post-revolution government sought to establish a modern national culture that would capture Mexico’s unique character.

Check out the exhibition on campus from now until March! More info here!