To help those who haven’t been here understand more about F295 we’ve asked a number of past speakers, as well as those who have continually returned to F295, what keeps bringing them back to Pittsburgh and F295. We’ll feature more of these, Why F295? pieces, over the coming weeks, but today I’m proud to run a few words from photographer, author, historian Robert Hirsch.
Why do I love the F295 conferences? Let me count the ways…
As an attendee, presenter, exhibitor, and workshop participant, this is where I go to interact with fellow “Transformational Imagemakers” in a welcoming atmosphere that facilitates the sharing of a wide-range of work and ideas. Want to be visually stimulated, technically informed, and conceptually challenged? Then come and experience this thought-provoking group artist presentations and workshops Tom Persinger has put together in an economical package. If you are like me, you will come back for more such challenging encounters with light and the photo-based arts!
Hope to see you there.
Robert Hirsch is a photographer, writer, and the Director of Light Research. His books include Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography, Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes, and Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels. Hirsch is a former Associate Editor for Digital Camera (UK) and Photovision Magazine, and a contributor to Afterimage, exposure, Buffalo Spree, The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, Fotophile, FYI, History of Photography, Ilford Photo Instructor Newsletter, Photo Techniques, The Photo Review, and World Book Encyclopedia. Also, he is the former Executive Director of CEPA Gallery and has curated numerous exhibitions. His own images have been internationally exhibited in over 200 solo and group shows.
Read more at www.lightresearch.net