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MFA in Photography Students Study Large Format Camera Techniques with Photographer George Tatge

Students in the SACI MFA in Photography program learn large format camera techniques with photographer George Tatge

SACI is honored to have George Tatge, renowned photographer and former Director of Photography at the Alinari Archives in Florence, as a guest lecturer in the MFA in Photography program. At a recent lecture, students learned large format camera techniques in a Florentine garden and in SACI’s photography lab.

The group learned various large format shooting techniques on both a 4x5 and a Deardorff 5x7 camera, on which most of George’s work is made. Throughout their time in the program, MFA in Photography students learn by hands-on experience and through exceptional opportunities like these, guided by top professionals in the field.

George Tatge has held workshops and exhibitions throughout the world and his photographs can be found in major museum collections in the U.S. and in Europe, such as the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the George Eastman House in Rochester, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Centre Canadien d’Architecture in Montreal, the Helmut Gernsheim Collection in Mannheim, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. His name was among the 35 foreign photographers presented in the 2015 Milan show in Italy “Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Others,” along with Salgado, Robert Capa, William Klein and Paul Strand. His recent show Italia Metafisica was inaugurated in Florence in 2015. The catalog, published by Contrasto, received an IPA award through the Lucie Foundation of N.Y., and in 2016 it won the Ernest Hemingway Award of Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Learn more about the MFA in Photography program at SACI.


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