Joynes Events: Contemporary Photography: Dan & Jill Burkholder and Robb Kendrick

Wed, April 27, 2011 | Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad

7:00 PM

The Goddess Diana outside of the Joynes Room, Honors Quad
The Goddess Diana outside of the Joynes Room, Honors Quad

Three top contemporary photographers who use antique photographic techniques (such as daguerrotype and bromoil processes) will show slides of their work and discuss their careers.

Robb Kendrick is a photographer whose work appears regularly in National Geographic. Kendrick's true passion has become wet plate photography, a historic photo technique used during the mid-19th century. The tintype photos made with the wet-plate process are each one of a kind as they are all handmade from start to finish. He is also working in daguerrotype, ultra-large format and combining audio and video with his tintype imagery. His photographs have been collected into several books, including the recent Still: Cowboys at the Start of the 21st Century.

Jill Skupin Burkholder's photographs have been exhibited internationally, and her prints are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. She uses the traditional bromoil process, in her photographs, producing a highly impressionistic texture in her prints. She also uses the encaustic process, which involves the application of hot, pigmented beeswax to the surface of a print. Jill has taught workshops for the Texas Photographic Society, the Photographer's Formulary in Montana, and at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Dan Burkholder has embraced many alternative processes and photographic techniques, from platinum printing to iPhone artistry. He was a pioneer of digital photography in the early 1990s and teaches workshops on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. His book The Color of Loss; an Intimate Portrait of New Orleans after Katrina (University of Texas Press, 2008), presents a stunning hyperrealistic study of the destruction suffered by the city and its residents.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Matt Valentine at, or call the Joynes Reading Room: 512-471-5787.

Sponsored by: The Mary Lou Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program

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