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Artist Talk: Craig Semetko
Join us for a lively presentation from exceptional photographer, Craig Semetko. Craig will be discussing his photographic career in addition to sharing the stories behind the images found in his acclaimed books UNPOSED and India UNPOSED.
About the Artist:
Craig Semetko is an American photographer focusing on authentic human experience. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Semetko became a professional comedy writer and performer after college and years later discovered photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic, resulting in a strong theme of humor throughout his work. In his foreword for Semetko's book UNPOSED, Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt writes, "Good photographs are tough enough to shoot. Really funny ones are even harder. Good and funny photographs observed in nature not arranged or manipulated but simply observed in real time with amazing consistency, constitute a minor miracle now presented in Mr. Semetko's book...In my book he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen."
Semetko traveled throughout India in the fall of 2014, shooting for a major exhibition celebrating Leica Camera's 100th year anniversary. The show coincided with the opening of the new Leica facility known as Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany in May, 2014. Semetko's travels in India have resulted in his new book INDIA UNPOSED.
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