Innovative, Vivid Digital Art on Display
In the arena of digital imaging, Dan Burkholder is a pioneer who
uses digital technology to build vivid and expressive images that still
look and feel like traditional photographs.
Burkholder’s innovative artwork is on display in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery at Alma College through Nov. 8. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
A closing reception and gallery talk with Burkholder will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the gallery.
Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to explore and advocate the digital negative in the early 1990s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Burkholder uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel like real photographs. Responding to visual intrigue and beauty with his mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, Burkholder not only shares his own feelings for the subject through his art but also evokes powerful emotions and awe in his captivated viewers.
His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded by many as the authoritative work in the field. His forthcoming book, The Color of Loss, documents the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Burkholder has been teaching digital imaging workshops for 14 years at venues including The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, The Royal Photographic Society in Madrid, Spain, The International Center of Photography in New York, Santa Fe Workshops, Anderson Ranch and many others.
Active with the Texas Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the society’s advisory board. Burkholder’s platinum prints are now included in many museum and private collections internationally.
Burkholder attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in photography. Over the years, he has printed a variety of traditional and digital fine art prints, including platinum prints, platinum over palladium prints, pigment over platinum prints and pigmented ink prints.
Posted: Mon, October 22nd, 2007 at 12:46AM