The fundraiser for InFocus, the new photography support group of the Phoenix Art Museum, held on August 1st was a big success!
The show was well attended, and all thirteen of the photographs donated were sold during the silent auction. In attendance were Jim Ballinger, director of the Phoenix Art Museum, and his wife, Linda, Annie Waters, a noted Phoenix artist, and many other patrons of the Phoenix art scene. The auction brought in just under $2800 for the fledgling group.
There are several upcoming InFocus events being planned, including an exhibit of photographs by Randy Efros and John Kitts. Look for more details here as they become available.
From left: Randy Efros, Jim and Linda Ballinger, John Kitts
From left: Contributing photographers Judith Andersen, Joyce Bealer and John Prouty.
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