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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Huger  Foote

Huger Foote

Friday, October 03, 2014 @ 7:00pm, BAS State Farm Room (S102)

Keynote Address

The combination of vibrant color, tight composition, and intense light and shadows transform mundane objects into large-scale observations of the world around us in Huger Foote's photographs. Foote is a notorious wanderer of back alleys, deserted roadways, abandoned lots and desolate commercial plots. He is a keen observer of the commonplace, and captures that overlooked, unusual beauty with his lens. Whether the focus is on chicken wire entwined with an overgrowth of bright yellow wildflowers or the shape and texture of cherry red cushions, he demonstrates the value of giving everyday objects a second look as works of art.

Foote received his BA at Sarah Lawrence College. Since, he has established a commercial photography career and developed an extensive group of collectors, both public and private, around the world. In 2011 he received a commission from the New York Times to capture the city during springtime.

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