Click 646: Go beyond point and shoot
Posted 9/11/2011 5:35:00 PM
Today it’s easier than ever to take and share images. A lot of us have a camera on our phone, at the ready to capture any moment. If you’re like me you have hundreds of images stockpiled on your computer and piles of older photos in a box waiting to be digitized.
I’m ashamed to admit that my personal photo collection features more quantity than quality. But that just makes me all the more impressed when I come across photography that is truly artistic: pictures that tell a story, thrill me with their beauty, or sting me with the artist’s viewpoint on the world.
Greenwood’s Click 646
, an upcoming weekend celebrating the art of photography, will provide a wonderful opportunity to take in just those kinds of images and to hear about the craft of image making from masters of the art form.
On Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, the galleries and museums of Greenwood
will host exhibitions, workshops and speakers.
The event will start Friday night with free admission to all of the venues from 6 to 10 p.m. To add to the fun, some local restaurants are hosting “A Taste of Greenwood,” and Kyle Andrews will provide live musical entertainment.
Then, on Saturday, there will be a host of workshops and speakers, including keynote speaker Keith Carter
, an internationally renowned photographer who has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been called a “poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times. Admission to the keynote address is $10.
for a full schedule of events and more information.