Former Professor Jerry Uelsmann will host a lecture at the Harn on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2 p.m titled "The Art of Ansel Adams." Uelsmann will discuss his friendship with Adams and how Adams expanded the public’s appreciation of photography and the art of darkroom printing. The lecture connects with the current installation, “Masterpiece Series: Ansel Adams,” which features three versions of Adams’ “Moonrise, Hernandez, NM,” each printed in a different decade. Following the lecture, Uelsmann will hold a book signing of his new book, “Uelsmann Untitled,” with copies available for purchase at the Harn Museum Store.
Uelsmann taught photography at UF from 1960 to 1998 and helped establish a creative photography program. He became a graduate research professor of art in 1974. Now retired, Uelsmann holds a prestigious background and many fellowships to his name, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee member of the Friends of Photography. His work has been featured in over 100 individual shows in the past thirty years, and he is featured in permanent collections in museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among many others.