Whether you’ve got a point and shoot camera, a cell phone or a high quality Nikon, we welcome your questions about photography this hour on Focus.
Champaign based photographer Larry Kanfer has been developing his own images since he was 10 years old and is well known across the country for his pictures of the prairie. Brian Johnson is a national award-winning photojournalist who has taught thousands of students how to become excellent photographers in his 25 years at the University of Illinois. This hour on Focus, Jack Brighton talks with Larry Kanfer about his work, and about his favorite places to take pictures in East Central Illinois. We'll talk with Brian Johnson about photojournalism, travel photography, and about how to get the best pictures you can of whatever you’re photographing this summer.
Larry Kanfer will be exhibiting his photography at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL August 27th-29th. Find more information at the link below.
Last spring, Susan Twomey, who curates the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, Illinois, put out a call for artists to enter a nationally juried art exhibition called 64 Arts. Among the entries was a collection of vases by a California-based artist named Joe Pinkelman.
Joe’s vases were highly controversial and contained images taken from gay pornography. Twomey struggled with displaying the vases as part of the exhibition even before contest judge Eric Fishl chose the pots as winners in several categories. This hour on Focus, Chris Berube talks with Twomey, Fishl and Lawrence Weschler, who recently published an article about the contest and the controversy surrounding the vases in the Believer Magazine, about controversial art and censorship.
The entry deadline for the 2013 64 Arts Exhibition closes this Friday, June 14. Find more information at the link to the Buchanan Center for the Arts below.