“Oak Leaves, Potatoes, and Kodachrome: The story of color at National Geographic”
Photographer Nathan Benn will discuss his take on the evolution of color photography over the course of his twenty year career with National Geographic. Benn’s book, Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990, will be for sale in the Museum’s shop. A book signing will follow his talk.
A reception for the opening of the special exhibition, Kodachrome Memory: Nathan Benn’s North Shore, 1978 will follow the program.
Nathan Benn was a photographer for National Geographic Magazine from 1972 to 1991 and was sent
across the country and around the world to capture images of people and their homelands. The broad range of subjects and places Benn shot while on assignment is emblematic of the breadth of the Magazine’s reach and ranged from the Dead Sea, Prague and South Korea to the Mississippi Delta region, northern Vermont and New York’s Finger Lakes. Benn photographed on Boston’s North Shore for six months, from June through October 1978. He shot a total of 286 rolls of film, relying on Kodak’s long-lived and much loved 33 mm color film Kodachrome.
This program is free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at Eventbrite.
Offered in conjunction with Kodachrome Memory, on view through February 19.
This program is accessible.
Image: Franklyn E. Goucher, an Essex clammer, digging at “Castle” sand flat, 1978.
He has dug clams here for 53 years. Photograph by Nathan Benn.