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Laura Volkerding

Photographs
October 24 – November 09, 1979

 
Laura Volkerding
Chicago, 1978
 
Laura Volkerding has been a teacher of photography at the University of Chicago since 1970. In this exhibition Volkerding shows a wide range of pictures, from lyrical landscapes to modernist gas stations. Most are extreme wide angle shots. Volkerding says of this: "These panoramic photographs are made with a special camera. The distortion characteristic of this camera causes the center of the frame to bulge forward and the two sides to compress into two point perspective. This produces a radical change in scale of spatial elements and it is my endeavor to minimize or maximize those inherent distortions in order to force the focal point into a scale of primary consciousness."

 

   
   
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