Susan Falzone led a procession of Williston Northampton photography students into the lower floor of the Reed Campus Center. She picked the dimmest corner she could find to set up the equipment: a softbox flash and a white and gold reflector.
“Lift it up, down, use the fill, don’t use the fill,” Falzone said, adjusting the reflector and the light. “Just experiment a little bit.”
Falzone, a documentary and portrait photographer based in New York City, was on campus for Williston Northampton’s ongoing Photographers’ Lecture Series and for some one-on-one time with students.
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Photographer Susan Falzone, the next speaker in the Photographers’ Lecture Series, will visit The Williston Northampton School on Thursday, April 12.
Falzone will teach the Advanced Photography class and give a lecture, which is open to the public, at 6:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center.
A documentary and portrait photographer, Falzone is dedicated to making a positive difference with today’s social issues. Falzone graduated in 2009 from the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program at the International Center of Photography in New York City, where she received a Director’s Fellowship. She has been exhibited in various group shows in New York City, as well as the international Pingyao Photo Festival in China.
Photographer Nancy Siesel will speak at The Williston Northampton School on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Siesel’s visit is part of the School’s annual Photographers’ Lecture Series.
A former staff photographer for The New York Times, Ms. Siesel has a deep interest in the transformative power of documentary photography.
Images flashed across the screen in the photography room: close-ups on succulents and sea grass, daisies shot from below, stems crisscrossing distant lights.
From the back of the darkened classroom came the voice of New York photographer Todd France ’85.
“This was wide angle, as close as I could focus and thrown all the way open,” he said, describing his series “Unnatural Light.” “The sense of scale is thrown out.”