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Southeast Museum of Photography's exhibiting partnership with the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Contemporary Platinum Prints from the collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography

December 14, 2013 – February 8, 2014

Craig Barber
Ghosts in the Landscape -Vietnam Revisited
Black and white diptych photograph of forest and indigenous houses in Vietnam.
Eden in the Mekong, 1998, ed. 3/25
"Blissful in my ignorance upon my first arrival in Vietnam, saddened and still ignorant upon my departure, I returned home with more questions than answers, and more anger than I care to admit. This time, carrying vivid memories - some good, some not so, each equally intense, each needing clarification - I hoped for a better understanding with each day I navigated through the landscape of my emotions." - Craig Barber

Craig Barber served as a combat marine in Vietnam in the 1960’s and as a result of the profound impact that experience had upon him, he decided to revisit 30 years later, this time equipped with a homemade pinhole camera. Though not a photographer during his tour of duty, he wanted to better understand what happened during the conflict. Barber returned to Vietnam to traverse many of his former military routes, making images of what had since become of this once war-torn country into a series of diptych and triptych panorama platinum images. The technical process meant that Barber’s exposure times were many minutes-long, blurring anything in motion during that exposure. This movement gives them an introspective and dream-like quality. His negatives are made into platinum prints.

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José Miguel Ferreira
The Port Wine Route
Black and white landscape of a mountain range, river, and terraced land.
Paisagem do Douro I, 2008, from the Series, The Port Wine Route

José Miguel Ferreira started his experimentations with photography in his early teenage years. In 2002, after a long career in computer consulting, Ferreira was able to devote himself full-time to photography and alternative processes. Working in large-format and mostly with landscape views, he has produced over 15 portfolios to date. His very personal and lyrical interpretation of the mature and settled European landscape displays the delicate balance between nature and man.

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Kenro Izu
Still Life
Black and white portrait of roses.
Still Life #318, 1993, ed. 1/10
“Kenro Izu's work is a testament to his mastery of stillness, the darkest black and the mysteries of the platinum printing process. The stillness of ancient ruins waiting. The blackness of deep platinum jungles. The alchemical mysteries of printing dreams on paper. Skin, flowers, ruins, waiting, resting. Made slowly, simply. Dark and still. Shape and platinum. Form, flowers, skin, ruins. Waiting, slowly, slowly. Where the mind reflects on itself. Resting, make slowly, now.” - Richard Gere

Considered one of the greatest living platinum printers, Kenro Izu was born in Osaka, Japan. After attending university in Tokyo he moved to New York and in 1974, established his own studio, doing still life, jewelry and precious object photography. Since 1979, in addition to his very successful commercial work, Izu began his serious professional commitment to his fine art photography, travelling the world to capture the sacred ancient stone monuments in their natural settings.

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EXHIBITION RECEPTION: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
This event will be held in conjunction with the Blue Flower Winter Writers Conference reception located at the Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery - Atlantic Center for the Arts. Both events are free and open to the public.

GALLERY TALK: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:00 am
Located at the Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery at Atlantic Center for the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public.

Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists' community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world's most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition, and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.

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The Atlantic Center for the Arts
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: closed


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The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475
Free Admission & Parking

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Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are supported in part by Daytona State College, Volusia ECHO and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts.

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