Project Basho Newsletter September '11: Take a Closer Look

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Fall Classes in Session

    Fall is finally here and Project Basho's classes are already underway.

    Our beginner classes Photographic Vision I and Photographic Vision Digital I are starting up next week and are great comprehensive introductions to the technical basics and creative possibilities of photography including using your camera, composing the frame, editing images, and making prints.

    We also have a newly-developed class starting next Thursday: Studio and Location Lighting, taught by Karen Kirchhoff. This 5-week class will get you well acquainted with hot lights, studio strobes, and clip-on flashes.

    In order to keep up with advancements in digital imaging technology, we are also updating the editing software in our computer lab. Starting this semester, studio users will be able to use Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Lightroom 3. If you'd like to get a grasp of these programs, take a look at our Digital Workflow I class or come by to rent the digital lab by the hour.

    Within Reach – Photographs by Keiko Hiromi & Tamaki Obuchi

    Project Basho is pleased to announce Within Reach, a two-person exhibition by Keiko Hiromi and Tamaki Obuchi. The exhibition opens on October 14 and runs through November 27. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, October 14, from 6-8pm. Hiromi and Obuchi were chosen by Andrea Modica to receive the top Juror Award for ONWARD '08, Project Basho's annual competition for emerging photographers.

    Keiko Hiromi is a documentary photographer based in Boston and Japan. Her series of black-and-white photographs, Monandock Street, focuses on the daily lives of her neighbors on the eponymous street in Dorchester, MA. The project is a striking portrait of the vibrancy and struggles of a mostly immigrant community as well as a personal inquiry into what it means to be a part of a community in American society.

    Tamaki Obuchi, based in Japan, makes delicate botanical photographs using an 8x10 camera which she prints using the exquisite platinum-palladium process. Employing soft focus and subdued tonality, Obuchi accentuates the poetry of these natural forms.

    Conversations with Photographers: Greg Miller

    Photographer Greg Miller visits our studio next Friday, September 30 at 7pm for a presentation on his distinguished body of work. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students and Friends of Project Basho.

    Miller, a recent recipient of the John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, creates beautiful narrative portraits with a distinctive use of color and lighting. Alongside a successful career in editorial photography, Miller has a varied portfolio of personal projects focusing on subjects like italian beach-goers, drive-in movie theaters, his hometown of Nashville, and observants of Ash Wednesday.

    For more information about our lecture series, as well as our free monthly film screenings, visit our events page.

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