“Roller Coaster, Seaside Heights NJ 2013”
courtesy of Craig Semetko
The Leica Gallery, at the Leica DC store, will hold a free lecture and book signing for their current exhibition featuring works by Craig Semetko, a renowned street and documentary photographer. The gallery shows work from Semetko’s book “UNPOSED” and a preview of his current project “America: E Pluribus Unum”. The event will take place this Saturday, January 19th, with two lectures; one from noon-1pm and and another from 3-4pm. Both lectures will be followed by a book signing; RSVP at “RSVP (at) leica-store-dc.com” with the preferred time. The lectures will discuss his experiences and show new images from his ongoing project. Prints will also be available for sale.
The Leica Gallery is showing the “UNPOSED” exhibit until January 31st.
While I won’t be able to make the lectures due to a sudden family obligation, this sounds like a wonderful chance to hear from an acclaimed photographer and get ideas for your own work. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard for anyone interested in developing an artistic eye is to explore many different artist’s works and listen to their experiences. You never know where/when inspiration will take you.