June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rich Rollins, My Life In, Love of and Learning Through Photography
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 Noon – 1 pm
Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch)
Photography has been and continues to be my best teacher. From the first time I read Minor White’s concept of and belief in “Photography as a way of knowing,” it struck me as true to my interest in being a picture maker. I wanted to become a stronger perceiver of the world, all worlds, I walked through. Our world is an amazing place and there is nothing I enjoy more than wandering through it with my eyes wide open and attentive to what is revealed to me. As my pictures get better, I figure I must be learning something. My talk will look at a portion of my journey to this point in time.
Rich Rollins became seriously interested in photography in high school. He has a BS in Education from the University of Vermont, during which he spent a semester at Apeiron Workshops In Photography located in Millerton, New York, and later went on to receive an MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. He is married to photographer Barbara Gilson and they have two children, Emma and Anna. He taught photography at Marylhurst University for 28 years, where he was the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. While at Marylhurst, he was on the exhibition committee at Blue Sky Gallery and a participant in the Portland Grid Project. His most recent show was titled Libra at Blue Sky in October 2016.