Mill Street Salon: Beyond The Image at Kean University Galleries by john m flores, on Flickr
"Beyond the Image" presents the work of nine New Jersey based photographers who are committed to pursuing universal themes of the human experience in their art. For some, inspiration comes from internal quests to understand relationships and intimacy. Others find inspiration in external stimuli, by documenting what they see in the social and cultural landscape, exploring the character of people and places beyond what is familiar. Others meditate on their reverence for the natural world and express that with their photographs. These are important stories to tell that may enlighten, stimulate, provoke or entertain the viewer. Raj Aitwal, Ethan Feinsod , Alex Fernandez, John Michael Flores, Sandy Noble, Walter Oliver, Mike Peters, Alan Schindler, and Bruce White.
"Beyond the Image" is part of an ongoing series of biennial shows at Kean University’s Karl and Helen Burger Gallery titled the Garden Statement, which intends to address the idea of regionalism — however paradoxically, as it can no longer be neatly defined by traditional physical limits."
Director of University Galleries
I'm part of a group show next month with some fellow New Jersey photographers. Of particular interest to this forum is the fact that two of the photographers, pros Alan Schindler and Mike Peters, will have prints from Micro Four-Thirds cameras in the show. Alan has a Panasonic GX7 and Mike shoots with a Panasonic GH3/GH4. Both have a complement of fast primes from both Panasonic and Olympus; they are both big fans of the Olympus 12mm F2, among others.
I've seen test prints of some of their work and it's really quite special. They are both very accomplished photographers and printers. Alan shoots Canon FF for work; he can't switch to M43 for work yet because he needs wide angle Tilt-Shift. Mike's traded in his Canon FF and F2.8 zooms for the GH4 and smaller F2.8 zooms for his event work, and rarely uses his Hasselblad 2 1/4 for his personal work anymore. Some of Mike's photos can be found here-https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikepeters/. Alan's more recent work isn't online.
If you're in NJ and wanna see what M43 can do in the hands of pros, come to the show. Hope to see you at the Opening Reception!
Beyond the Image
Karl and Helen Burger Gallery
Nov 10 - Feb 12
Opening Reception, Sunday, Nov 16, 2:00PM-4:00PM (https://www.facebook.com/events/1478159819134351/)
p.s. - I've got work in the show too, but shot with Pentax, FWIW.