That the camera in the hands of an artist can be an inventive, reflective and creative instrument, we have all known. But it is possible that we have not known it to the extent and in the fascinating way that Clarence John Laughlin does. Mr. Laughlin will talk about “The Camera as a Third Eye” and will bring along not less than fifty photographs from the full range of his work to project on the screen. He describes his lecture as dealing with: a) The methods whereby the glass eye of the camera can be related to the inner eye of the imagination, b) The reasons why photography can be considered art, since he believes that the camera is a machine only when it is used mechanically, c) The significance of photography in the modern world, and d) The possibility of expanding photography in a new direction-the symbolic treatment of reality. Mr. Laughlin’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the land. He has had more than thirty-five one man-shows and portfolios of his prints are owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum of Art in Cambridge, and by other museums and private collections including that of Louise and Walter Arensberg and Duncan Phillips.
Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $2.25
09 February, 1950 06:45PM – 15 March, 1950 07:00PM – Dining
15 March, 1950 07:00PM – 08:00PM – Lecture