photography http://kcur.org en Last Day: Gass Camera Closes Its Doors http://kcur.org/post/last-day-gass-camera-closes-its-doors <p>A winter storm was brewing on Friday afternoon, and expected to bring snow and ice to the Kansas City metro area. At <a href="http://gasscamerarepair.com/">Gass Camera Repair</a>, the electronic door chime rang periodically - not with the arrival of customers, but as box after box was loaded onto a trailer waiting just outside.</p><p>Since 1979, in this small shop in Mission, Kan., Clarence Gass repaired cameras of all shapes and sizes. Friday was his final day of business.</p><p><strong>A 'natural curiosity' about cameras</strong></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 48770 at http://kcur.org Last Day: Gass Camera Closes Its Doors Evocative Portraits From Photographer Gregory Heisler http://kcur.org/post/evocative-portraits-photographer-gregory-heisler <p>Photographer Gregory Heisler admits that the process of making a portrait is fraught with unease.</p><p>The sitter, Heisler says, doesn't want to face reality. For the photographer, that's all there is.</p><p>Greg Heisler has spent a quarter century photographing covers for <em>Time</em>, <em>Life</em> and <em>Sports Illustrated</em>.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:40:31 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 46347 at http://kcur.org Evocative Portraits From Photographer Gregory Heisler Grasping Hope & Dreams Through Photography http://kcur.org/post/grasping-hope-dreams-through-photography <p>A homeless shelter might seem an unlikely place to look for the hopes and dreams of children, but for one photographer, it's a way to shine a light for children stuck in bad situations.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 40910 at http://kcur.org Grasping Hope & Dreams Through Photography Laura McPhee, Photographing The Grandeur Of The West http://kcur.org/post/laura-mcphee-photographing-grandeur-west <p>In the exhibition<em> Laura McPhee: River of No Return</em> at the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a>, the more than two dozen photographs - each six by eight feet - loom large. McPhee's series explores the grandeur of the West, tensions between ranchers and environmentalists, and human impact on the land - and its often unintended consequences.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Growing up McPhee</strong></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:30:31 +0000 Laura Spencer 38306 at http://kcur.org Laura McPhee, Photographing The Grandeur Of The West Photographer Uses Camera To Let Go Of Belongings http://kcur.org/post/photographer-uses-camera-let-go-belongings <p>It was just last year when Gloria Baker Feinstein and her husband had to move out of their house and into a condo, and get rid of many their possessions.</p><p>"It's not stuff," she said. "Everything had a reason. Everything had a memory. Everything felt&nbsp;really dear to me."</p><p>The couple had an estate sale, and Feinstein, a&nbsp;photographer,&nbsp;decided to document each item as it left her house. But the endeavor quickly turned into a different project -- one that is now on display in a local gallery.</p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:54:41 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & Sylvia Maria Gross 38138 at http://kcur.org Photographer Uses Camera To Let Go Of Belongings Photography Exhibit Portrays 100 Years Of Missouri Immigrants http://kcur.org/post/photography-exhibit-portrays-100-years-missouri-immigrants <p>The cultures of Kansas and Missouri was shaped by wave after wave of immigrants: from Germany, Ireland, Italy and Eastern Europe. A new exhibit called, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/420628524690020/" target="_blank"><em>The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places</em></a> portrays vivid images of the state’s diverse immigrants from the early nineteenth century to today.&nbsp; The exhibit was sponsored by the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA), a coalition of organizations that advocates for immigrants.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:59:36 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 35113 at http://kcur.org Photography Exhibit Portrays 100 Years Of Missouri Immigrants Two KC Artists Earn Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships http://kcur.org/post/two-kc-artists-earn-prestigious-guggenheim-fellowships <p></p><p>Two Kansas Citians were announced yesterday as winners of this year's very prestigious <a href="http://www.gf.org/news-events/Press-Release-2013-Fellows-United-States-and-Canada/" target="_blank">Guggenheim Fellowships</a>.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:32:38 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 34992 at http://kcur.org Two KC Artists Earn Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships Around The World With A Camera http://kcur.org/post/around-world-camera <p>From the <strong>Australian Outback to Bollywood, Albanian farmland to Vietnam</strong>, National Geographic travel photographer <strong>Catherine Karnow</strong> has been around the world to capture its images with her camera. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Suzanne Hogan 33648 at http://kcur.org Around The World With A Camera Inventing A World With A Pinhole Camera http://kcur.org/post/inventing-world-pinhole-camera <p>A <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinhole_camera">pinhole camera</a> is a simple tool – and it can be constructed with basic materials. You could even <a href="http://www.diyphotography.net/23-pinhole-cameras-that-you-can-build-at-home">make one at home</a> with your child on a snow day. All you need is cardboard, tape, and aluminum foil. But, it’s the eye behind the camera that draws a line between child’s play and the potential for photography.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:02:22 +0000 Laura Spencer & Matthew Long-Middleton 32658 at http://kcur.org Inventing A World With A Pinhole Camera Going To Great Depths For National Geographic http://kcur.org/post/going-great-depths-national-geographic <p><strong>Brian Skerry</strong> was inspired by National Geographic at a young age but it took several decades for this underwater photographer to land <strong>his dream job</strong>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman & Danie Alexander 32424 at http://kcur.org Going To Great Depths For National Geographic Behind The Lens In The Middle East http://kcur.org/post/behind-lens-middle-east <p>It’s one thing to open up <em>Time</em> magazine and flip through the pages, briefly noticing the<strong> images from the latest Middle East conflict</strong>. It’s quite another to <strong>stand behind the camera.</strong> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 31442 at http://kcur.org Behind The Lens In The Middle East Gordon Parks' 100th Birthday http://kcur.org/post/gordon-parks-100th-birthday <p>On Wednesday’s Central Standard, we examine the legacy of Gordon Parks; the photographer, essayist, film maker, and native Kansan whose 100<sup>th</sup> birthday is this Friday.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Jeffrey Harvey & Matthew Long-Middleton 28189 at http://kcur.org Gordon Parks' 100th Birthday Terry Evans: Revealing The Secrets Of The Prairie http://kcur.org/post/terry-evans-revealing-secrets-prairie <p>It’s fitting that the first career retrospective for photographer Terry Evans takes place in her hometown of Kansas City, Mo., at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a place where she took art classes as a child. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 27655 at http://kcur.org Terry Evans: Revealing The Secrets Of The Prairie A Photographic Cabinet Of Curiosities http://kcur.org/post/photographic-cabinet-curiosities <p>In <em>Shadow of Night</em> - the second book in a supernatural trilogy by <a href="http://deborahharkness.com/">Deborah Harkness</a> - the main characters travel back in time to Elizabethan England in search of a mysterious book called Ashmole 782.</p><p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 24671 at http://kcur.org A Photographic Cabinet Of Curiosities The Iraqi Refugee Portrait Project http://kcur.org/post/iraqi-refugee-portrait-project <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>an Iraqi refugee explores the time he spent in a refugee camp through photographs. In his images, widows show him the one item they kept when they fled their homes.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:27:32 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20438 at http://kcur.org The Iraqi Refugee Portrait Project Encore Broadcast: National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths On Work-Life Balance http://kcur.org/post/encore-broadcast-national-geographic-photographer-annie-griffiths-work-life-balance <p><a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/" target="_blank">National Geographic</a> staff photographer <strong>Annie Griffiths</strong> says she&#39;s &quot;learned that even without a shared language, it&rsquo;s easy to let people know that their children are beautiful, their homes are lovely&hellip;and that their stories are worth sharing with the world.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:21:58 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske & Greta Wendelin 20209 at http://kcur.org Encore Broadcast: National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths On Work-Life Balance Father & Son Photographs http://kcur.org/post/father-son-photographs <p>It was playwright Arthur Miller who said that a man&#39;s masterpiece is his son. How can you capture that relationship in a photograph?</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:33:31 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 19236 at http://kcur.org Father & Son Photographs PHOTOS: What Kansas Looked Like Then And What It Looks Like Now http://kcur.org/post/photos-what-kansas-looked-then-and-what-it-looks-now <p>If you happen to stand in one spot in a Kansas town or city, did you ever wonder what things looked like 100+ years ago?&nbsp; Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:30:05 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Suzanne Hogan 18737 at http://kcur.org PHOTOS: What Kansas Looked Like Then And What It Looks Like Now Photographer Mattias Klum: Rare...And Dangerous Shots http://kcur.org/post/photographer-mattias-klum-rareand-dangerous-shots <p><strong>Mattias Klum</strong> makes a living by shooting photographs of some of the world&#39;s most endangered species and places.</p><p>A photographer for <a href="http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers-bureau/speaker/mattias-klum/" target="_blank"><em>National Geographic</em></a>, Klum might be considered an endangered species himself, given his recent work shooting closes ups of the venomous Chinese cobra, which can shoot its venom up to nearly 7 feet. Even a drop of that venom can blind you.</p><p>But there he sat....shooting away....nonetheless.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:30:30 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16584 at http://kcur.org Photographer Mattias Klum: Rare...And Dangerous Shots Celebrity Photographer Greg Gorman http://kcur.org/post/celebrity-photographer-greg-gorman <p>If you don’t recognize his name, you’ll likely know his work. Photographer Greg Gorman has documented some of the world’s most familiar faces. Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Elton John and Halle Berry have all stood in front of his lens.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:00:20 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Brian Ellison & Kathleen Pointer 14275 at http://kcur.org Celebrity Photographer Greg Gorman Clifford Owens: How Performance Provokes, Engages http://kcur.org/post/clifford-owens-how-performance-provokes-engages <p>On this Thursday's Central Standard, we speak to artist Clifford Owens, whose piece Anthology is currently showing at MoMA PS1 in New York. Owens' multidimensional pieces focus on the interaction between audience and viewer, the intersections of race, culture, and class, issues of identity, and bringing attention to the contributions of African American artists.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:23:01 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 13025 at http://kcur.org Clifford Owens: How Performance Provokes, Engages National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths On Work-Life Balance http://kcur.org/post/national-geographic-photographer-annie-griffiths-work-life-balance <p><a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/" target="_blank">National Geographic</a> staff photographer <strong>Annie Griffiths</strong> says she&#39;s &quot;learned that even without a shared language, it&rsquo;s easy to let people know that their children are beautiful, their homes are lovely&hellip;and that their stories are worth sharing with the world.&rdquo;</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 23:23:34 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 12195 at http://kcur.org National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths On Work-Life Balance Final Kodachrome Images Developed in Kansas http://kcur.org/post/final-kodachrome-images-developed-kansas <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5354c33cc61ed-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5354c33cc61ed-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5354c33cc61ed-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-943103.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – For the past several years, Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, has been the last place on the planet that officially develops Kodak's Kodachrome film. But with the end of 2010, the lab stopped processing Kodachrome.</p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 17:53:12 +0000 Alex Smith 7415 at http://kcur.org Final Kodachrome Images Developed in Kansas Photographer Tries to 'Change the Truth' http://kcur.org/post/photographer-tries-change-truth <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5354e3eed5876-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5354e3eed5876-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5354e3eed5876-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-865026.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Gloria Baker Feinstein originally traveled to East Africa in 2006 to photograph children whose parents had died of AIDS. During the three week project, she says she encountered children who radiated hope, even in desperate circumstances. So when she returned home, Feinstein began a different kind of project.</p> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:24:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 1609 at http://kcur.org Photographer Tries to 'Change the Truth' 'Kansas City Snapshot' Examines Daily Life http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-snapshot-examines-daily-life <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5354bf362c9a0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5354bf362c9a0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5354bf362c9a0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-611624.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – <b>Kansas City Snapshot</b> is a project created by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects to celebrate the organization's 150th anniversary. As discussions continue about the future of the metropolitan area - from downtown Kansas City to Metcalf Avenue - organizers say this "yearlong experiment" could provide an opportunity to take a look at where we are now...and how we live, work and play.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:15:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 1044 at http://kcur.org 'Kansas City Snapshot' Examines Daily Life