Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Photographers Forum Meeting Night

Thanks to everyone who came out to our May meeting. As always, we saw some terrific work from some of the best photographic artists in the Triangle. If you missed the meeting you missed a lot!

(c) David H. Gibson
We had two Artist’s in Absentia this month: David H. Gibson and Kenro Izu. David Gibson works in a number of film formats but I chose to highlight his panorama landscapes. This led to a very interesting discussion on what makes a landscape a landscape. (Thanks Linda!) To see more of his work check out his website:

Kenro Izu is a photographer working mostly with large format film. He works in several “traditional” printing processes such as platinum and cyanotypes, sometimes combining them for a deep and elegant effect. I chose work from each of those portfolios as well as work from his most recent monograph: Eternal Light. You can see more of this work at his website:

(c) Kenro Izu
Thanks also go out to everyone who stopped into the open house at Bonded Llama this past weekend to support Teresa and Tricia. This is what our community is all about! My apologies for not getting a notice posted in time. I promise to do better next time. And congrats to Teresa on the sale of her tulip print at the open house. It was a beautifully executed print, and we saw it here at the Forum first!  When I say if you miss a meeting you miss a lot, I’m not kidding...

And speaking of community, we had a terrific discussion on what a "community" of photographic artists might look like and what it means to be a part of one. Whether we realize it or not, we have created one with the Photographers Forum. We are a collective of very talented and very passionate artists who are wiling to take time to share, to learn, and to grow as photographers. That makes the group as special as it is rare. So, as we begin our 9th year as a group, let us never forget to celebrate how lucky we are to share our journey with such an incredible group of artists.

As always, there's much more to come so stay tuned!!!

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