Held Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Creative Photograph in Archaeology, the theme of an exhibition at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University (September 27-December 9, 2007), presented for the first time photographic prints made from high resolution scans of the original negatives by a select group photographers in Greece during the last 150 years. The symposium brought together Greek and U.S. scholars and photographers to consider the creative intention of the photographers represented in the exhibition, to provide perspectives from fine art photography, art history, and archaeology, and to reflect on contemporary and future directions for the photography of ancient Greek sites and monuments.
"The Creative Photograph and the Art of Seeing: The Parthenon Frieze"
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A & M University
"Creative Intention and New Vision Photography"
Director, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University
"Displeasure of Ruins"
Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek and Professor of Classical Studies, Wesleyan University
"Creative Intentions, Truth and Archaeology"
Symposium Organizer, Associate Professor of Art History, Fairfield University
"The Creative Photograph in Archaeology"
Exhibition Co-Organizer, Chief photographer, Acropolis Restoration Service
Fine Art Photographer
Collections Curator, History of Archaeology and Ancient Art, Collection Development
Getty Research Institute
The symposium was organized by the Art History Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and was sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The exhibition The Creative Photograph in Archaeology was curated by Costis Antoniadis and co-organized by Socratis Mavrommatis and the Benaki Museum in Athens, in collaboration with Fairfield University. Support was generously provided by the Office of the Academic Vice President, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Classical Studies Program, the Art History Program and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.