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Landscapes Alike: Perceptions of Practice from Teacher/Student to the Present

Dan Larkin and Susan Morelock

Saturday, October 06 - 3:15PM to 4:00PM
Lecture Center 102

Photographic learning is particularly beholden to apprenticeship. As makers, we observe our mentors in practice: we watch the ways a body of work takes form, how a camera is manipulated in space, and how the gaze is drawn to light, shape, and form. These lessons become the groundwork for our own movement, methods, and motivations in the field.

With this photographic lineage in mind, Dan Larkin, an Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Susan Morelock, an Assistant Professor at Moravian College, will discuss their photographic projects. Dan was Susan's first photography professor when she attended RIT. In the decade since, their relationship has expanded beyond the boundaries of teacher/student to that of trusted colleagues, scrupulous critics, fellow art adventurers, and occasional collaborators.

Larkin and Morelock will weave together this personal narrative with the concurrent development of their projects Spiritual Rochester and Vice (respectively). Larkin's Spiritual Rochester is a vision of post-industrial aftermath: a requiem to a city he both loves and hates. Morelock's Vice explores Evansville, Indiana, a region stuck between centuries, caught between the obsolete and the state-of-the-art, the personal and the political, and the past and the present. Working independently, but addressing similar concerns and regions plagued by familiar hardships, Morelock and Larkin will discuss their projects and the ways in which their relationship has informed their practice.


Dan Larkin
Dan Larkin
Susan Morelock
Susan Morelock

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