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Monday, February 20, 2012

Speaking Light Continues! "New 21st Century Photography"

Point Park University's School of Communication will be contenting its Speaking Light lecture series this Friday with an artist talk by Pittsburgh photographer Tom Persinger. Tom Persinger is an artist, photographer, writer, and the founder of F295. F295 is an international organization that believes in the value of a heterogeneous photographic approach, in which contemporary, historic, and self-made methods are employed and combined in the creation of a new "21st Century Photography."

He organizes the F295 symposium and seminar series to promote the exploration 21st Century Photography. These events offer a unique chance to investigate the ideas of light, time, and the apparatus through the voices of practicing photographers. The symposium also offers exhibitions and workshops by masters in their field.

Persinger's photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions and are in many private collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has been published in Photographic Possibilities (3rd Edition), Light and Lens (2nd edition), Afterimage, Ag, Black and White Photography (UK), OneLife, PhotoEd, Photo Techniques, and View Camera. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed of F295 Historic Process Quick Reference Card series, the F295 Historic Process Workbook, and the F295 Historic Process Syllabus.

He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities, has lead many workshops, is a member of Freestyle Photographic's Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

In addition to several photographic projects he is also currently working on a book which will further illuminate the 21st Century Photographic approach. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.

The talk will begin at 6 in the JVH auditorium, located on the 2nd floor of Academic Hall located on 3rd and Wood Street. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Stephen Grebinski,

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