February 01, 2019 to March 31, 2019
49 Flat Street
Brattleboro - 05301 VT
"The original subject matter for my photographs - land, sky, Ice, and glaciers - serves as my initial inspiration. I then work with the image on my computer as I once did in the darkroom to bring out what I felt at the time of exposure. My personal goal is to be in communion with the land. For me photographing the landscape of Iceland and Greenland is like experiencing the birth of our planet where natural forces are still at work creating and shaping the land. I feel that remarkable energy both in Iceland and Greenland and strive to express it through my photographs."
About the Artist:
Ron Rosenstock has been creating images of the world and its people since the 1950's. His work has had many incarnations from vivid colors to black and white, from the darkroom to digital, from large format cameras to full-frame digital, from early dawn to infrared dusk. His images are real, though real is hardly subjective. Viewed in objective terms, color is far more real than black and white is - if only because color is such a defining element of reality as experienced by the human eye.
His reality is more real than it would be if you were standing next to him the moment he makes the exposure. His view of the world developed from his correspondence with Ansel Adams, his work in study groups from 1967 to 1973 with his teacher Minor White and his time as a private student of Paul Caponigro. Born in 1943, he earned his MA degree in Photography from Goddard College and has been an instructor of photography since 1967 primarily at Clark University. He has exhibited his work in more than 100 shows worldwide and is featured in numerous permanent exhibitions including the Fogg Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography.
Ron has published six books of his photographs and written numerous articles on the art and craft of photography. We has been featured on the WGBH nightly news with Emily Rooney in Boston and numerous cable programs around New England. Ron still continues to exhibit his work, most recently at The National Museum of Iceland, lectures at camera clubs and professional organizations and serves as a Board member of NANPA (The North American Nature Photography Association). He also leads tours around the world for professional and amateur photographers including Bhutan, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Greenland and Cuba.