Master Photographer Allen Rokach Presents Lecture, Weekend Photography Workshop at The Clark

For Immediate Release

August 08, 2012

[Digital images available upon request]

Williamstown, MA—On Friday, September 7, at 7 pm, master photographer Allen Rokach will present a lecture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute exploring his personal perspective on some of the amazing private gardens he has visited and photographed around the United States—and the interesting people who created them. The lecture, “How I See a Garden,” includes an audio-visual presentation and is free and open to the public.

“How I See a Garden” serves as a preamble to Rokach’s weekend photography course at the Clark, “Focus on Nature: A Digital Nature Photography Workshop,” on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, from 6 am to 6 pm. The cost for the two-day workshop is $300 ($250 for members) and includes continental breakfast and box lunch on both days. Enrollment is limited; registration by September 1 is required. More information and registration is available online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

Digital imaging has revolutionized photography and has liberated photographers. In his innovative two-day digital photography workshop, Rokach will guide participants in the limitless possibilities of nature, landscape, garden, and flower photography while exploring the Clark’s 140 acres of pastures, woodlands, and meadows. Topics will include understanding and applying the fundamental underpinnings of any fine photograph, including great light, proper and appropriate exposure, and filling the frame in a compelling manner. Through lectures, field sessions, review sessions, and individual consultations, participants will receive in-depth instruction on everything from choosing the right lens for any situation and making the best use of light to creating exciting compositions and using software programs to enhance photographic images.

Rokach has traveled the world since 1975 on photographic assignments that range from the bulb fields of Holland and the antiquities of Egypt to the vast Amazonian rain forest. An expert in location photography best known for his photographs of flowers, gardens, and landscapes, his work has spanned everything from public relations and photojournalism to art and sculpture to travel and human-interest features. Subjects he has photographed include jazz musicians in New Orleans, magnificent gardens of Charleston, South Carolina, wildflowers across Texas, and country musicians at the Country Music Awards.

About The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

Calendar Listing

September 7, 7pm: Master photographer Allen Rokach will present a lecture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute exploring his personal perspective on some of the amazing private gardens he has visited and photographed around the United States—and the interesting people who created them. The lecture, “How I See a Garden,” includes an audio-visual presentation and is free and open to the public. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

September 8 & 9, 6 am–6 pm: Master photographer Allen Rokach will present a weekend photography course at the Clark, “Focus on Nature: A Digital Nature Photography Workshop.” Through lectures, field sessions, review sessions, and individual consultations, participants will receive in-depth instruction on everything from choosing the right lens for any situation and making the best use of light to creating exciting compositions and using software programs to enhance photographic images. The cost for the two-day workshop is $300 ($250 for members) and includes continental breakfast and box lunch on both days. Enrollment is limited; registration by September 1 is required. More information and registration is available online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Sally Morse Majewski
The Clark
413 458 0588
smajewski@clarkart.edu

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