Exhibition: Travel – Investigating a Culture

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Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing, Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)

Every place has its own unique smells, sounds, and ambience, whether is San Francisco’s China Town, South Los Angeles barrio or a far-off country in Europe, Asia or Africa. Capturing the particular aura of a place and of those who inhabit it is the great challenge of travel photography. Historically photographically capturing the then unknown cities and cultures probably makes travel photography the third oldest practice of photography behind that of landscape and portrait photography, thus one of the classic photographic genres.

Mark Edward Harris’s recent photobook “The Travel Photo Essay“, which provides a deeper dive on creating a photographic project based on one’s travels was recently reviewed by Janos Lanyi. As Harris emphasizes throughout his book, travel photography is not just creating a record of where you have been, what you have seen, to serve the purposes of creating a record, and entertaining your friends. It connects to all of photography. Focus not on yourself being on a trip but on the places, people, and their unique qualities that sets them apart, and an appealing visual narrative will emerge.

The goal for this exhibition theme was to provide alternative and broad visual narratives that will increase our understanding of culture and society, thus ourselves.

The artist and photographers featured (copyright all contributors); Nancy Albright, Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Frank Cancian, Gerhard Clausing, Bill Collins, Janos Lanyi, Jim McKinniss, Scott Mathews and Diane Reeves.

Curator; Douglas Stockdale, Co-Editor

 

Nancy Albright

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Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Frank Cancian

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Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing

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Bill Collins

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Janos Lanyi

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Jim McKinniss

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Scott Mathews

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Diane Reeves

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