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Mark Kurtz's image of the candlelit maze (M. Kurtz)
Mark Kurtz's image of the candlelit maze (M. Kurtz)

For 18 years, picturing the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival wraps up this weekend, with more fireworks and a big parade, and of course one of the biggest ice palaces in years. For the last eighteen years, Mark Kurtz has had a front-row seat for the celebration. He's the official photographer of the Carnival. His big outdoor slideshow Sunday night is one of the most popular attractions. Kurtz told Brian Mann that he thinks of his work as a way of holding up a mirror to the community.  Go to full article
Nathan Farb documented life in NYC's Tomkins Square Park in 1967.  (Photos:  N. Farb)
Nathan Farb documented life in NYC's Tomkins Square Park in 1967. (Photos: N. Farb)

Nathan Farb: A journey from the Summer of Love

Some artists spend a lifetime developing their craft, slowly building a grammar of expression. Adirondack photographer Nathan Farb's journey began very differently. He's known in the North Country for his massive, intricate landscape portraits. But his first efforts with a camera were spent in the crucible of the mid-1960s, shooting photographs in New York City. In a few dangerous, vibrant months during 1967, Farb captured images of an era that has come to be known as the Summer of Love. He photographed icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. He also documented the lives of anonymous people living in a revolutionary age. Forty years later, Nathan Farb is exhibiting those pictures and writing a book about his experience. He talked about the work with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

New book celebrates trees at Ottawa?s arboretum

A new book out this week celebrates trees and the arboretum at Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm. It's a reference book for common trees of the North East, and a walking guide for the arboretum. Proceeds will support continuing efforts by the Friends of the Farm to protect and enhance the historic outdoor space. Photos from the book are featured in the farm's October art show. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin spoke with the co-authors of For the Love of Trees at the edge of the arboretum.  Go to full article
David Doubilet
David Doubilet

Life as an underwater photographer

David Doubilet is a contributing editor for National Geographic magazine, where he's photographed more than 60 stories since his first assignment in the early 70's. He's traveled the globe and his photographs have appeared in dozens of publications. He's also been part of the NPR-National Geographic Radio Expedition series. Doubilet lives in Clayton and will share some of his underwater images at the Clayton Opera House Thursday night (6 pm) as part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Shipwrecks speakers series. He spoke with Todd Moe about his first underwater photography as a youngster and his life of adventure since then.  Go to full article
Raleigh Island on the St. Lawrence
Raleigh Island on the St. Lawrence

Life (again) on the St. Lawrence

The ice is gone, the geese are back and there's plenty of sunshine. Just the sort of weather Ian Coristine has been waiting all winter for. We spoke with him last autumn as he was closing his family's St. Lawrence river home for the winter. Coristine is a Thousand Islands photographer and writer who divides his time between Montreal and Raleigh Island, his seasonal home on the St. Lawrence. He maintained a live view of the river from his island via a web cam this winter. Todd Moe spoke with him about reopening his river cottage for the season -- reviving a motorboat, some emergency plumbing repairs and solitude.  Go to full article
Partying in Thomkins Square Park by Nathan Farb (Images courtesy:  N. Farb)
Partying in Thomkins Square Park by Nathan Farb (Images courtesy: N. Farb)

Farb unveils iconic photographs of the Summer of Love

Photographer Nathan Farb is most famous in the Adirondacks for his large-scale wilderness scenes. But as a young man, Farb spent three years documenting life on New York City's Lower East Side. In 1967, when the Summer of Love swept over Tomkins Square Park, Farb captured the revolution on film. There are photographs of New York icons like Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. But there are also powerful, intimate images of everyday people whose lives were being transformed. For the first time, Farb's Summer of Love photographs can be seen in his new exhibition, called "A Photographer's Journal." The show is being mounted at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University. To talk about the project, Nathan Farb met recently with Brian Mann in Tomkins Square Park. Brian sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Books: Adirondack Waters - Spirit of the Mountains

Mark Bowie is a third-generation Adirondack photographer. He grew up in Glens Falls where his father and grandfather have run a commercial photography business for more than 50 years. Todd Moe talks with photographer Mark Bowie, about his first coffee table book, "Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains". It's the culmination of ten years of photographing rivers, streams, wetlands and waterfalls in the region. Bowie spent his summers as a child in the southern Adirondacks and says the waters are the most beautiful aspect of the region.  Go to full article

Preview: Photosho in Keene Valley

You'll find a tent filled with photographs on Marcy Field in Keene Valley this weekend. It's a photo exhibit, sponsored by the East Branch Friends of the Arts, open to all photographers, and all the works are for sale. Todd Moe spoke with Photosho organizer Brad Bradbury.  Go to full article

Crash course in combat photography in Iraq

Photojournalist Bill Putnam was in the Army when he met David Sommerstein in Kosovo in 2002. He's been living in the heart of the chaotic, violent world of Baghdad for two years - one year as a soldier, another as a freelancer stringing for Time magazine and ZUMA Photo Agency. He's back home in Portland, Oregon now. Putnam spoke with David Sommerstein about war-time photojournalism.  Go to full article
Four views from four times and one shoreline, Lake Tenaya,  2002, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe.
Four views from four times and one shoreline, Lake Tenaya, 2002, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe.

Time Studies: Photographs By Mark Klett

Mark Klett has been photographing the American West for about 30 years. Klett is a 1974 graduate of St. Lawrence University. He was a geology major, so he approaches his work as an artist, and a scientist. In the late 70s, he directed the Rephotographic Survey Project. He and his team revisited and rephotographed places first captured during surveys of the West in the late 19th century.
Last year, he published "Yosemite in Time" with photographer Byron Wolfe and writer Rebecca Solnit. They photographed some of these iconic landscapes yet again. They wanted to understand how well-known photographs have guided our interpretations of the land, and the concept of wilderness. They were thinking about time, too, and wondered how they might visualize the relationship between change and time. Some of their panoramas are now up at St. Lawrence University. The show is called Time Studies. It also includes images exposed over periods ranging from 10 minutes to two days.
The panoramas incorporate classic and historic photographs . They stretch out the view, the space, and the time. You see a 19th century image, stitched to a series of Klett's and Wolfe's frames, overlaid with one of Ansel Adams' famous photographs of Yosemite. Collage-like.
Martha Foley met with Mark Klett in the gallery. She asked him why just taking "retty" pictures isn't enough:  Go to full article

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