On Friday night I had the pleasure of attending Between Frames, part of the ongoing Conversations with Photographers series at Project Basho. What a pleasure to listen to two deeply mindful artists discuss their craft, and it was another reminder that what is going on at Basho is the best thing that is happening to the photographic arts in Philadelphia. Get on the mailing list and commit to attending an upcoming lecture or discussion... I guarantee you will be back for more.

Koichiro Kurita: After leaving the field of commercial photography at age 40, Koichiro Kurita pursued fine art photography concentrating on landscapes. His landscapes are quiet and serene, almost meditative. He photographs with an 8x10 camera and makes large platinum/palladium prints on hand-made Japanese Gampi paper. His photographs are part of the collections of notable museums such as George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.\

Stuart Rome: After shooting a series of cultural and sociological photographs in Haiti in the 1980's, Rome developed a keen interest in the connection between individuals and the natural world which ultimately led to his focus on landscape photography. His photographs are part of the collections of notable museums such as The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Yale Art Museum, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Onward '09 A journey for Emerging Photographers
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