MFA Boston Explores Ansel Adams’ Legacy in Upcoming Exhibit

Ansel Adams is joined by his predecessors and contemporaries in an upcoming exhibit that celebrates the legacy of his iconic photography

Heads up Ansel Adams fans and landscape photographers! You might want to mark your calendars as early as now and plan ahead your next visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. An upcoming exhibit is set to bring together the landscape master’s most renowned work with those of his 19th century predecessors and over 20 contemporary artists who presently delve into the same subjects and themes.

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Henryk Ross: Documenting the Lodz Ghetto Under German Nazi Rule

All images by Henryk Ross. Access granted from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s Press Image Library.

Behind the work of photographer Henryk Ross is an interesting story that could have probably never been told. However, the significance of his work has earned him an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The exhibit, “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross” runs until July 30th 2017, and features hundreds of photos taken during WWII by the Polish Jewish photographer. His photos survived because of the great and careful intentions that he had.

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“Handheld” Is a Street Photography Series Done with a Pinhole Camera

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All images by Jon Wilkening. Used with permission.

Photographer Jon Wilkening is a 32-year former banker turned photographer living just outside of Philadelphia. He used to do photography in college, but it took a backseat after graduation so that he could focus on his banking job. However, it ended up draining him a bit too much–so he quit his job and threw himself right back into photography.

Jon tells us that he uses light and chemistry to reveal how magical the world can be. These actions are easily applicable to his project called “Handheld.” He describes it to us as a project where he used a pinhole camera to capture street photos that result in having an impressionist feeling.

We talked to Jon about the series; which we find to be such a great reminder that street photography doesn’t need to be tack sharp and technically perfect.

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Couple Finally Gets their Wedding Photo Shoot, 61 Years Later

UpAnniversary-66All images shot by and used with permission from Cambria Grace.

When Soldier Donald Lutz met waitress Dorothy in Randolph, MA while he was on a break from the Army, he knew then that she was the girl we wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And so he did.

On July 20, 1952, the two happily walked down the aisle in front of their friends and family.

There was just one problem. Their wedding photographer, who was supposed to document their special day, never showed up to the wedding. As a result, they only have a single picture to remember that memorable day. But while they weren’t happy about that, they moved on and lived a happy life together. As Dorothy told the Boston Globe, “I was more excited about being married to the one that I loved very much. That was the main thing.”

Sixty-one years later, with their wedding fiasco a distant memory, Nina and Gramps, as loved ones affectionately call them, have not once taken their rings off their fingers. They are still loyal to each other and still the best of friends.

Knowing that they never had a proper wedding photo shoot, however, their grandson and his wife, Lauren Wells of Lauren Wells Events came up with the perfect holiday present. They were going to give them one.

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Field Review: Sony A55 (Day 3)

Sony A55 with 35mm F/1.8 SAM - Creative Style = Black & White

Like I said in the previous days’ posts, the A55 seems to be geared towards individuals that are stepping up from a point and shoot (P&S) or an advanced P&S (e.g. Panasonic LX-5) to a DSLR. The vast majority of these people make the jump because they want something that will “take better pictures” of their family, friends, and the all important vacation photographs. So I decided to take the A55 into Boston to see how it would perform from a tourist’s perspective. I was lucky enough to get a nice warm day to venture out into the city and boy did I pay for it…people were EVERYWHERE! The Boston Common was so packed that you could hardly see any grass. It also seemed like everyone was out with their DSLR. Funny, I never see people out shooting in the winter.

Wimps. OK, enough complaining…on with the review. To test out the Sony A55, I hit three of Boston’s tourist hotspots: The Boston Common, The Public Gardens, and Newbury Street. Let’s see how the A55 held up.

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