“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 at National Geographic, including his personal experience in his 20 year career and emphasizing the technical and creative evolution of color photography in print. Following his talk in the auditorium, guests are invited to join Benn in the new exhibition, “Kodachrome Memory: Nathan Benn’s North Shore, 1978” for a reception with the artist. Having photographed numerous Cape Ann residents while on assignment in 1978, all local residents are encouraged to attend.
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 paid upon arrival. 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.