Online History Class: Brenton Hamilton: The European & American Themes of André Kertész
March 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm| $25.00
$25 / Limit 60 students
Purchase your spot below before 5:00pm, Monday, March 22.
We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.
Kertész is one of the great European giants of the medium that emerges in the early, middle 20th century. A journalist, a photo essayist, a surrealist, his work with the small camera looks at society with a particular lens. International in scope and influence, André Kertész’s work is sometimes overlooked during this complex and exceedingly rich period in European developments in photography.
Brenton Hamilton will survey this great work with a focus on Kertész’s European period. There will be special emphasis on the influence of Cubism that Kertész responded to in the later 1920’s.
Brenton Hamilton is an historian and renowned educator and also a working artist who’s especially dedicated to using 19th century photographic 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 personal work. In addition to his practice, Brenton is an educator at Maine Media Workshops and has taught there for nearly 30 years. Brenton’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in many public and private collections. His monograph, A Blue Idyll, was published in the fall of 2020 by Schilt Publishing. To see more of Brenton’s personal work or to order a signed copy of his book, please visit his website.