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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jul 18

Join us for a talk with photographers, Amy Arbus and Jim Stone, at The Rockport Opera House –– Tuesday, July 18th, 7:30PM.

AMY ARBUS has published five books, including the award-winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called The Fourth Wall her masterpiece. Her most recent, After Images, is an homage to modernist paintings by the masters. Arbus' photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, Anderson Ranch, The Fine Arts Work Center, and NORDphotography. Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had thirty-five solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The National Theater in Norway, The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

JIM STONE turned to photography while studying engineering at MIT. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. Six of his books, A User’s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, A Short Course in Photography and A Short Course in Digital Photography (with Barbara London), Photography and Photography, the Essential Way (London, Stone, Upton), are in wide and continued use for university-level courses, and there have been three artist’s books published of his photographs, Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005).

Stone has received awards from the Massachusetts Arts Council, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the editor of Polaroid’s Newsletter for Photographic Education, and taught formerly at the Rhode Island School of Design and Boston College. Currently he is Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico.