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Brian Taylor to lecture at NVC Nov. 20 as part of PhotoEye@NVC Series

For Immediate Release – Nov. 7, 2014
Contact: Lissa Gibbs, NVC Public Information Officer - lgibbs@napavalley.edu, office: 707/256-7167
John Dotta, Napa Valley College Photography Department: jdotta@napavalley.edu, 707/256-7502
Photos Available Upon Request


PHOTOGRAPHER AND BOOK ARTIST BRIAN TAYLOR TO LECTURE AT NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE NOV. 20
PhotoEye @NVC public lecture series funded by the Janice E. and Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment

Napa, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2014) – Internationally-recognized artist Brian Taylor will discuss his alternative photo-process work and book art projects in a free talk Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at Napa Valley College, as part of the quarterly public lecture series PhotoEye @NVC. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Taylor’s presentation will be held in the Napa Valley College Board Room, in the McPherson Building (Building 1500) on the main campus, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa. Parking for the event is free on the campus lots.

Taylor is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes, including historic 19th-century printing techniques, mixed media, and handmade books. Among the publications featuring his work are F295: 21st Century Photography and Contemporary Techniques and Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques.

A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Polaroid Corporation, Taylor has exhibited work nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y.

Taylor has taught photography workshops for over 20 years at institutions including the Friends of Photography, the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley, Stanford University, Photo Alliance, and f/295 at Carnegie Mellon. Brian is currently Professor of Photography in the Department of Art and Art History at California State University, San Jose.

About the PhotoEye @NVC Lecture Series

Funded by the Janice E. and Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment held by the Napa Valley College Foundation, PhotoEye @NVC is organized and presented by the Napa Valley College Photography Department. On a quarterly basis, PhotoEye @NVC features in-person presentations by photographers and other image makers – bringing internationally recognized artists to the Napa Valley College campus to share their ideas and practices with students and the general public.

Additional artists to be featured in the 2014-2015 PhotoEye@NVC series include:

  • Nancy Kates – Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015: The Bay Area-based documentary film-maker will discuss and show excerpts from “Regarding Susan Sontag,” airing on HBO in December of 2014. Her full-length documentary “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” won the 2004 GLAAD Media Award and best feature film honors at New York’s New Festival, among other awards. Co-presented by di Rosa museum.
  • Jennifer Maytorena Taylor  – Thursday, April 23, 2015: UC Santa Cruz Professor Taylor will discuss and show excerpts from her 2009 documentary feature “New Muslim Cool,” which debuted on PBS’ POV and went on to garner multiple awards and honors, as well as her more recent documentary work for PBS and Al-Jazeera America.

For more information about the PhotoEye @NVC series, contact the Napa Valley College Photography Department at (707) 256-7502 or napavalley.edu/Academics/ARAH/Photography/Pages/default.aspx.