AU Press Releases
Alumna credits AU professor with 'planting the seeds' for her new book
Available now in the United Kingdom, the book will become available in the United States in January. Her co-author is Bill Anthes.
Modrak, who graduated from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in 1992, has just launched a companion web site: http://www.reframingphoto...
“The website and book are about photo-based arts in the widest possible sense of the word,” explained Modrak. “The book's essays and how-to sections provide ideas, information and inspiration for artists and designers using photography. The website is an comprehensive resource guide and online gallery with links to artists using photography, image databases, a blog roll, tutorials and more.”
Modrak began writing the book in Alfred, while she was on sabbatical from a previous teaching position at Ohio State University. Professor Roger Freeman, who had taught Modrak in a history of photography course nearly 20 years ago, gave her access to resources and a student assistant during her sabbatical.
She said Freeman “planted the seeds for this book 20 years ago, when he allowed me to take his over-enrolled photo history coursed [and shared] with me his curiosity about the circumstances around the photos, not just the images themselves,” something she notes in the introduction to the book.
There is also a “Reframing Photography’ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/p...