Renowned Photographer to Deliver M.D. Anderson Lecture

Oct. 26, 2006

Photomontage pioneer Jerry Uelsmann, whose work has been exhibited in more than 100 shows in the United States and abroad, will deliver the M.D. Anderson Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in room 149 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. The lecture, "Process and Perception," is free and open to the public.

Born in 1934, Uelsmann is known for making use of multiple images, which are painstakingly merged in the darkroom and not digitally or with software, such as Photoshop.

With a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and master's degrees from Indiana University, Uelsmann began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960. He became a graduate research professor of art at the university in 1974, and is now retired from teaching. He lives in Gainesville.

Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a trustee of the Friends of Photography.

His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, The international Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Bibliotheque National in Paris, the National Museum of Art in Washington, The National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.

He contributed a chapter on his darkroom methods in the book Darkroom and was the subject of the book The Criticism of Photography as Art: The Photographs of Jerry Uelsmann. He also has published a number of books of his own work.

For more information on the lecture, contact Baylor's department of art at (254) 710-1867.

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