In the era of social media, people are constantly taking photos to capture memories of things that inspire them, events and places they have traveled to, and moments with friends and family. Oftentimes after taking a photo we like, we want to share that photo with the world and our followers whether it’s through Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or some other social media platform.
In the MUAM newly featured exhibition, Chasing Light: Black and White Photography, viewers can experience a photo collection 100 years in the making featuring many talented photographers including Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, and Steve Shapiro. All of the photographs shown are in black and white; allowing viewers to notice and appreciate the lighting techniques taken into consideration for each individual photo. The black and white medium also helps to show us the contrast created between the lighting in the photo and the subject matters.
Each photograph captures a story in time and invites its audience to look deeper at the meaning behind why the photographer felt inclined to capture these particular moments or objects.
Are you curious to learn more about this exhibition? Come join us (virtually) for the exhibition program, The Allure of Light: A Panel Discussion. This panel discussion will be held virtually on Wednesday September 16, from 4:30-6PM.
Moderated by Jason Shaiman, Curator of Collections, this panel discussion presents dialogue with photographers Scott Kissel, Jeff Sabo, Ron Stevens, and Jon Yamashiro, and offers their thoughts on “how chasing light affects their work and their appreciation of photographs featured in the exhibition, Chasing Light.”
Click here to learn more about the live panel discussion and details on how to attend!
Also, don’t forget to click here to experience the Chasing Light online virtual exhibition!
And beginning Monday, September 21 you may reserve a FREE timed / ticketed visit to see these amazing photos in person.