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C.A. Burns Photography – The Innovative Eye in memoriam at The O’Brien Photo Gallery
May 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
C.A. Burns Photography, The Innovative Eye
The show runs from May 11th through July 11th.
Reception on Saturday, May 11th from 4-6 pm.
The O’Brien Photo Gallery
2833 Willamette, Ste. B
Eugene, OR 97405
541 729 3572
Open weekdays, call to be sure we’re open
This is a memorial show for an early member of the PhotoZone Gallery who passed away
this year. He passed away before the show was organized.
From an article by Paul Carter in the Eugene Scene Website https://www.eugenescene.org.
“To make a living, he started a career in social work, managing a training center for developmentally disabled adults in California. After several agency positions, the path ended in burnout. Odd jobs followed in San Francisco and briefly in Seattle. He started a professional darkroom and photography business. There were even episodes of living on the street forced by his precarious financial situation and a natural disaster, a mudslide in San Carlos, Calif. in 1983. In Eugene since 1991, Burns taught photography at the Craft Center at the University of Oregon and worked for Dot Dotson’s photo equipment and photo finishing stores. Along the way, there was plenty of artistic rejection. A gallery owner in San Francisco turned down his early work with the advice to “print bigger.” He took that advice to heart. Burns’ photography defies easy categorization. He works in single images that range from street portraits, still life and landscapes to documentary photographs. He also has experimented with manipulated images. There is some color; all the work is 35 mm and done with natural light. He is drawn to faces but hastens to explain that he wants to photograph people — often strangers on the street — to reveal “what the person is about.” Portraits almost always involve hours of conversation with his subjects. He is never a snapshooter.”