At a recent Imageworks meeting, Randy Efros, last assistant to Brett Weston, and John Kitts, owner of 422 Gallery in Phoenix, gave a presentation on a new and exciting venue for photography in Phoenix – InFocus.
In a nutshell, it is a group within the umbrella of the Phoenix Art Museum, dedicated exclusively to photography. Their mission is to promote photography in Phoenix and to bring monthly photographic events to its members. These events may be held in Phoenix, but may also involve exhibits and discussions elsewhere, such as the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, and other venues.
One of the events scheduled so far is a fund raiser at 422 Gallery on Saturday, August 1, which will include a silent print auction. As more details and events are added I will forward them along.
Phoenix Art Museum membership is a prerequisite for InFocus membership. Yearly membership for a single (even if you’re over 40) is $50 and a “Member” (includes two adults in one household) is $75. Patron and Corporate levels are $200 and $400, respectively. I have linked the membership application card that Randy and John handed out. Please feel free to forward it along to others who may be interested in this new group. The more interest we can generate in InFocus, the more we, as photographers, and Phoenix, as a photographic destination, will benefit.
For more information, please call Randy Efros at 602-973-2321 or John Kitts of 422 Gallery at 602-670-1342.
Richard Coda has been photographing since he was a teenager. In college he fell in love with images made with large format cameras. Starting with a 4x5" view camera, he soon moved up to an 8x10" camera and, most recently, has begun working with an 11x14" camera.
While he photographed landscapes early in his career, recently his work has focused on that which has been overlooked, forgotten, or looked at, but not seen. He finds compositions where others see the ordinary, or nothing at all. While concentrating on black and white for most of his career, Richard has found a new love for color, using color as the subject, while still retaining his classical aesthetic for form, line and tone.
Please visit his websites at www.rcodaphotography.com and www.pctype.com