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Online Class – Brenton Hamilton: Robert Frank, The Americans 1958
Wednesday, June 17
2:30 – 4:00pm (PST)
$35  /  Limit 50 students
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Fifth in a series of lectures on the history of photography by renowned educator, photographer, and historian, Brenton Hamilton. Let’s survey the incredible book, The Americans published by Robert Frank and Grove Press in 1958. Brenton will provide insight into Frank’s working methods and ideas and his incredible sequence of 83 images. A seminal work by one the most important 20th century photographers of that generation.

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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