Richland College is proud to present photographer Mitch Dobrowner at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 25th in the Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students over the course of a day concluding with a free public lecture, reception and folio signing. Past par- ticipants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jock Sturges, Ralph Gibson, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, and Arno Minkkinen.
Growing up on Long Island, N.Y., Dobrowner pursued photography out of a passion for the discipline. Inspired by the work of Minor White and Ansel Adams, he traveled the American Southwest at a young age to “see it for himself.” He left home at age 21, equipped with an Argus rangefinder, a gift from his father, and began tracking storm systems and capturing evocative images of thunderstorms.
Dobrowner travels with friend and storm-chasing expert Roger Hill, following super cells across the landscape. He explains, “I’m out there for days or weeks at a time...In order to capture the true feeling of these scenes I’ve got to be there in more than a physical way. I wait for that internal, spiritual connection to come. It also makes for a more tangible, physical challenge. Once I’m in that ‘place’ I only wait for those moments that are just the right moments.”Dobrowner’s awards include, the Sony World Photo Award, The Jacob Riis Award, B&W Spider Award, numerous IPA/Lucie Awards and The National Geographic Society Visions of Paradise Award. His work can be viewed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited in national and international venues including, New York, San Diego, Chicago, Santa Fe, Paris, London and China.
Print Folios: “Storms” 8 Prints $75, and “The Still Earth” 10 prints $100, can be ordered before the event from LensWork at: shop.lenswork.com, to Category: LensWork Folios. To obtain the discount AND free shipping simply enter this coupon code DOBROWNER at checkout. This coupon code will be valid through November 2nd.
The folio images are printed on 8x10 in. paper using Hahnemuhle Photo Rag archival paper and Epson Ultra- chrome K3 archival pigment inks on Epson Pro 4880 printers. Each folio is produced to archival, museum standards. The folio covers are made with 100lb acid-free paper, which are die-cut and debossed.
There will a limited supply of the Folios for sale at the presentation event.
What: Mitch Dobrowner: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation, followed by a reception, “folio” and print sale and signing.
Who: Presented by Richland College Photography
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012
Where: Fannin Performance Hall, F102, Richland College,12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243 FREE; open to the public
For images and more information visit: http://mitchdobrowner.com/