Portland Art Museum
November 18 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Jay Mather and Gary Albertson
Five years ago, Gary's 30-plus year career as an award winning corporate graphic designer and acclaimed, internationally collected, fine-art landscape photographer seemed at its end, the result of a rare inherited pigment dispersion glaucoma. Today, with just a fraction of peripheral eyesight, his deep love of nature drives him to adapt against all odds as he continues to refine his photographic art.
Jay Mather has been a working photojournalist since 1972. In 1979, while working for the Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY, Jay and fellow journalist Joel Brinkley, traveled to the Thailand-Cambodia border to document the massive exodus of Cambodian refugees fleeing the wrath of the Khmer Rouge regime. This was the beginning of what would come to know as the "Killing Fields." Their stories and photographs were awarded the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.
Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.
Lecture by: Jay Mather and Gary Albertson
Location: Miller Room, Mark Building.
Free to the public.
Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council.
Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.