In partnership with Photographic Center Northwest, the Henry hosted a workshop on March 19th inspired by the exhibition Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and Seattle Camera Club. The workshop, taught by Doug Ethridge, began with a guided tour through the exhibition and continued in an exploration of South Seattle’s Kubota Gardens. Working in the spirit of the Seattle Camera Club, participants focused on trying capture the essence or spirit of their surroundings rather than make literal records of place and time. The photographs they took are now up for your viewing pleasure in Molly’s café in the Henry.
Rather than abstractly photographing the mountain, it is about how I can create art with what I have drawn from [the mountain], endeavoring to capture its poetic beauty on film.
—Kyo Koike, founding member of the Seattle Camera Club (Mountain Photography 5)
Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and Seattle Camera Club will be up until May 8th in the North Galleries.
Want to see your photos in the café too? Mark your calender for Cherry BLOSSOM on Saturday, April 23rd from 1-4pm and join Youth in Focus student volunteers Kari, Duy, Tristan and Jestoni for a photo adventure exploring the techniques of pictorial photography on the University of Washington Campus. Participants will be given their own cameras with which to capture the visual poetry of springtime. Photographs taken during this excursion will be developed and displayed in the café starting May 1st.