Palm Springs, California © Gunther Cartwright
photographs by Gunther Cartwright
March 16 through April 29, 2012
Gunther Cartwright holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Photographic Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.
An active lecturer and exhibitor, Cartwright has made many presentations throughout Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a Polaroid Corporation Photographer's Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Public Service Grant. He has exhibited internationally in numerous one-man and group shows, including exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, the National Museum of Photography in Bradford, England, The Photographer's Gallery in London, England, and Photokina in Köln, Germany.
Most recently, Cartwright presented a 55-print retrospective exhibition and was an Artist-in-Residence at Webster University. Coinciding with a major one-person exhibit at Ball State University, he presented lectures on his own work as well as illustrated lectures on the photographers of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and on "Moments in Time" in photographic seeing.
The process used to create Cartwright's prints as the artist describes it:
Digital C-Print (Lightjet)
Lightjet prints (commonly referred to as digital C-prints/also known as lambda prints) are the modern
version of C-prints, & many of the companies who produce chromogenic printing paper produce papers
for the lightjet system as well (Kodak, Fuji). The machine imposes an image from a digital file with lasers
on to light sensitive paper & is then processed though chemicals similar to the chromogenic process.
This process differs from inkjet in that it is a continuous tone print, rather than a halftone print like other
digital photographic reproduction (inkjet, some types of lithographs) i.e. being made up of a series of
extremely small dots, the machine’s exposure laser leaves an image that is truly photographic, & that has
smooth gradation & tonality.