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© Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Online History of Photography Class: Brenton Hamilton
R.E. Meatyard & The Kentucky Renaissance
Wednesday, April 27, 2:30 – 4pm PST
$25  / Purchase your spot below before April 26, 6:00pm

Ralph Eugene Meatyard is the 20th century’s most enigmatic and equally important voices in American photographs. Brenton Hamilton will be presenting and providing a deeper context into this complex work and its maker.

Meatyard is often associated with the Kentucky Renaissance and Hamilton will provide a bridge between the innovation of expressive thought from this cultural renaissance and the dynamics between the Lexington Camera Club and the important intelligentsia of this creative hub in Appalachia in the 1960’s.

Meatyard’s approach to the medium is kaleidoscopic and he employed a dictionary of visual styles to investigate his private world.

This is really a companion lecture to Brenton Hamilton’s discussion of Diane Arbus as both photographers worked simultaneously.

Don’t miss this exciting and informative lecture!

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. >


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