Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Richland College to welcome photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor
Uelsmann and Taylor are husband and wife artists.
Richland College presents a lecture and presentation by photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, husband and wife artists, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Fannin Performance Hall.
The event is sponsored by the Richland College Photography Presentation Series, the Office of Student Life, and the Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division.
Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1960. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960. He became a graduate research professor of art at the university in 1974, and is now retired from teaching. Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is a Fellow at the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more that 100 individual shows in the United States and abroad over the past forty years.
Maggie Taylor graduated from Yale University in 1983 with a B.A. degree in philosophy. In 1987 she received an MFA in photography from the University of Florida. After 10 years of creating vibrant color still-life images with a view camera, Taylor began to work with the computer in 1996. By placing objects directly on the glass top of the scanner she is able to create a unique type of digital image that has some photographic qualities. Many of the images feature portions of her drawings, as well as found objects and bits of old tintype photographs. Taylor’s still-life photographs and digital images have been exhibited in more that 80 one-person exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in Europe. In 1996 and 2001 she received one-year State of Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowships.
Source: Richland College