History Class by Brenton Hamilton: Diane Arbus
March 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm| $25.00
Online History of Photography Class
Brenton Hamilton: Diane Arbus
Wednesday, March 23, 2:30-4:00pm PST
Purchase your spot below before 6:00pm March 22. Space is limited. We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.
Join Brenton Hamilton in an analysis of the work and times of the photographer Diane Arbus. Diane Arbus’s photography of American culture is an unflinching look at our society. A complex biography informs this practice and this is a lecture to give breadth to her career and its phases.
Arbus roamed the contemporary zeitgeist of the 1960’s and beyond. Interacting with marginalized groups looking squarely at the people of the American scene in a direct and unfettered manner. It is uniquely important work – full of possible interpretations and defining of an era in the medium at the height of its powers in the 20th Century. 1960’s and 70’s cultural influences and the medium of photography entwined.
Brenton Hamilton is a working artist using photography, especially devoted to the use of 19th century photography methods in experimental ways. He has devoted his career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for his stories and images within his personal work, which is frequently embellished with gold and silver and paint.
In addition to his practice, Hamilton is an educator at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine and has taught these materials and methodologies for nearly 30 years to hundreds if not thousands of students. He has an MFA in photography, exhibits regularly and is a full time instructor working with students in darkroom techniques, the history and development of photography as a cultural force, and many disciplines within photography’s scope. A 25 year retrospective monograph highlighting Hamilton’s work has just been released in 2020. The essay was written by the critic, Lyle Rexer. To order A Blue Idyll, Hamilton’s beautiful book, visit his website. >