MCCC Photography Coordinator to Present Lecture Featuring Penitentiary
Photos April 24
photographer Eric Kunsman, book artist and former MCCC coordinator
of Photography, will feature his latest body of work in a photo lecture
entitled "Thou Art...Will Give
" on Thursday, April
24, at 12 noon. The event is presented free to the public as part
of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series and will be held on the college's
Windsor campus in the Communications Building, CM 110, 1200 Old
from his field trips to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia,
Kunsman will discuss his photo essay and the historical research
he conducted on the institution - known as America's first penitentiary.
During the creation of this body of work, he relied heavily on the
writing in wardens' logbooks dating from 1830 to 1890. The penitentiary,
which opened in 1829, closed in 1971.
is the founder of Booksmart Studio, a fine art digital printing
and book publishing studio specializing in numerous techniques and
services. Housed within Booksmart Studio are two galleries, a digital
classroom, and a retail shop.
Kunsman returns to campus to present photos from Eastern State
currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the Rochester Institute
of Technology, conducts workshops and lectures internationally. His photographs
have been exhibited internationally and are featured in several prominent
received an MFA in Book Arts/Printing from The University of the Arts
in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphics Arts
Publishing, a BS in Biomedical Photography, and a BFA in Fine Art Photography,
all from the Rochester Institute of Technology. For more information on
his work, visit Booksmart Studio here.
This is the final lecture of the 2007-08 Distinguished Lecture Series.
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