Photographers’ Lecture Series Explores Light, Darkness

The series features experts Eduardo Angel, Abelardo Morell, and David Wells
Courtesy of Eduardo Angel
Courtesy of Eduardo Angel

Exploring light and dark—how to capture it, how to play with it, and how to mold it with equipment both new and old—is at the core of this year’s Photographers’ Lecture Series.

Eduardo Angel, Abelardo Morell, and David Wells work with vastly different mediums—from the high paced digital world to the camera obscura, one of the oldest-known imaging devices—but bring a common interest in illumination and its sources.

The three are also dedicated educators, using a range of blogs, podcasts, and online courses to explore photography and filmography in all its forms: equipment, lighting, composition, framing, and other creative and technical skills.

“I was looking for a range of image makers,” wrote Fine and Performing Arts Teacher Ed Hing, who organizes the series. “Abelardo is well known for his work with the camera obscura, Eduardo is a technical wizard, and David is a working photojournalist. All will bring something different / unique to the students.”

Courtesy of David Wells
Courtesy of David Wells

Mr. Angel, an independent technology consultant, educator, and visual storyteller, will talk about his work on March 27; Mr. Morell, who uses tent cameras and camera obscuras for many of his pieces, will discuss his new body of work, “A Mind of Winter” on April 14; Mr. Wells, a freelance documentary photographer and photo-educator, will explore the use of light and shadow on April 21.

“The lectures are quite packed into the spring schedule,” Mr. Hing wrote, “so there’s going to be a lot of opportunity for the students to get some great face-to-face time in one trimester.”

All lectures in the series, which are free and open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room in the Reed Campus Center.

For information on the Photographers’ Lecture Series, contact Traci Wolfe at (413) 529-3311.

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