NYC Photographer’s ‘Terra Obscura’ Exhibit Debuts at SVC Gallery
‘Terra Obscura: Images from the Road,’ a special exhibit by Brooklyn, N.Y., photographer Max Flatow featuring images from the American West to India, will be presented in Southern Vermont College’s Burgdorff Gallery through Friday, December 18. The general public is invited to a reception for the artist on Saturday, November 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office.
Flatow is a New York-based commercial photographer who often works in sync with the heartbeat of the city. He received an individualized bachelor’s degree in Cross Cultural Studies from Southern Vermont College in 2006. Over the past decade, he has grown accustomed to creating and manipulating artificial light under tight deadlines – whether working amongst chefs in the kitchen or setting up a meticulously-designed studio shoot. Though he flourishes under these high-paced conditions, Flatow approached ‘Terra Obscura’ by slowing down, veering from his routine to consider the fundamental aspects of photography itself.
The literal root of photography stems from the Greek ‘phos’ meaning ‘light’ and ‘graph,’ meaning ‘drawing or writing,’ together meaning ‘drawing with light.’ Flatow appears to take this literally, seeking only natural light and rejecting the strobes, cables and endless lighting accessories that he has become accustomed to. He explores the richness of a fleeting moment found amongst the landscapes that inspire him the most, taking viewers on a journey from the Great American West to the southernmost regions of India and beyond. Inquiries about the exhibit may be addressed to SVC’s Professor and Art Director Greg Winterhalter at firstname.lastname@example.org.