Jeff Martz will Return Next Show May 18th!

A History of 20th Century Photography Lecture Series

You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the history of 20th century photography.  Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to our story of the world.  The series is intended for both the newcomer and the curious expert looking to contribute to the discussion.  See you there!

Part 8: The Social Document, Part 1

The documentary camera image develops in parallel to art photography in the first decades of the 20th century.  Socially-conscious photographers use the objective lens to advocate for political change.  Others simply let facts speak untouched by ideology.  By the 1930’s a generation of photographers will raise this form to a new classicism.  Join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz as he shares photographic revolutionaries like Lewis Hine, August Sander, Dorothea Lange, Bill Brandt and others in an open forum featuring accurate, high-definition reproductions.  (1 Hour)

Walker Evans ,  The Fields Family, 1936

Presenter Bio:   A seasoned traveler and fine art photographer, Jeffrey Martz earned his MFA in Photography from Utah State University in 1997.  He has taught photography, book-binding, and art history for over 20 years and currently teaches at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, CA.

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