Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Week 6 Response Chris Molicki

This article is about photographer William Claxton passing away. He was 80 and died of congestive heart failure. He was famous for his portraits of jazz artists and other famous entertainers, such as Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, and others. His images were on the covers of famous magazines, such as Paris Match and Vogue. He was born in California and photography became his hobby. He started with pictures of jazz musicians, and that’s how he got his first record label from Pacific Jazz. Claxon helped establish the organization that runs the Grammy Awards, and also wrote 13 books. It is always sad when someone passes away, but I think it is a good way to honor him by writing an article on him. He sounds like a great photographer, and his work sounds very interesting. It would be fascinating to see some of his portraits of entertainers.

In this article, the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County is seeking entries for their sixth annual Double Exposure Juried Photography Exhibition. Anyone around the state can participate. The deadline is December 1st. There are adult and children divisions, and the exhibition will be held Jan. 25 through Feb. 26, 2009. This article sounds interesting, and I would someday like to participate in a contest like this. It sounds like a lot of fun, and is an easy way to enjoy yourself and take cool pictures. You can get exposure for these pictures, as they will be displayed in a gallery. And who knows? Maybe it could be your big break and you realize that a passion or even just a hobby in your life is photography.

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