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Brenton Hamilton: Discovery, the Beginnings of Photography
Thursday, May 7
2:30 – 4:00pm (PST)
$35  /  Limit 50 students
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We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register.

CPA is pleased to announce the second of three lectures on the history of photography by renowned educator, photographer, and historian, Brenton Hamilton. Brenton’s latest work is currently featured in our Winter Blues, contemporary cyanotype show at the Center for Photographic Art.

Join Brenton Hamilton as he describes the discovery of photography as simultaneous inventions in Britain and France in the 1830’s. Brenton will share his perspectives on the culture of the day and the technology and stunning developments of poetic ideas and nationalist rivalry.
I am a working artist using photography, especially devoted to the use of 19th century photography methods in experimental ways. I have devoted my career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for my stories and images within my personal work. Frequently embellished with gold and silver and paint.

In addition to practice, I am an educator at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine and have taught these materials and methodologies for nearly 30 years to hundreds of students. I have an MFA in photography, exhibit regularly and I am 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 my work will be released in 2020. The essay was written by the critic Lyle Rexer. To pre-order Brenton’s book, visit his website >


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