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Online History Lecture
Brenton Hamilton, New Topographics
Tuesday, May 25, 2:30-4:00pm PST
$25  / Limit 60

Purchase your spot below before 7:00pm May 24. We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.

Join historian Brenton Hamilton as he discusses the images of the New Topographics, a quasi-conceptual movement of American photography in the mid-1970’s. Asserted by William Jenkins and practiced by a group of Americans: Lewis Baltz, Robert Adams, Frank Gohlke and Nicholas Nixon, with far reaching influence to photography today.

This is an urban landscape that probes the psyche of America in transition in 1975.

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. >


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