Public Lecture: Michael Zide, Mentored by the Landscape

Mentored by the Landscape: Finding Connection to the Landscape and to Myself by the Photographs I Make

Please join us for a free artists lecture with photographer and instructor Michael Zide here at VCP on Thursday, October 26th from 6:30 to 8pm.

The presentation will focus on the lessons learned during the past 50 years photographing on Martha’s Vineyard and in the Pioneer Valley off Western Massachusetts, where Michael resides. Michael Zide is a landscape photographer/ photographic instructor and speaker whose work is sponsored by Moab, fine art printing paper and by Manfrotto, international maker of tripods and photography accessories. His photography is in museum collections around the country.  

“Growing up in Los Angeles, I began my photographic excursion into black and white landscape photography in my early twenties. Four days after the astronauts first landed on the moon, I began my own more limited adventure, driving from California to the East Coast. For almost 13 years I lived on Martha’s Vineyard Island year round where I tried to transpose my West Coast photographic vision of space and monumentality on a much more subtle and less dramatic environment. The result taught me a lot about what appeals to my photographic approach and to my choices of subject matter.  In 1982 my wife, three dogs and cat moved to Amherst where we currently live. As an instructor at Hallmark Institute of Photography for nine years, I found that teaching was as fulfilling and satisfying as image making. I enjoy talking about personal vision in my own workshops and at Maine Media in the summer.”

In this talk, Michael will speak about the evolution of his own vision, the many challenges of image making, and the insights he has taken away from his forty something years in the field.

Thursday, October 26th – 6:30 to 8:30pm
49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301
Free & open to the public