Eric Mencher - From Instamatic to iPhone: A photographic Evolution



The event was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Eric Mencher's presentation will look at his 40 year career as a photographer, including a trip as a teenager to the Soviet Union armed with only a Kodak Instamatic, a newspaper career that included 22 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the last ten years in which I lived primarily in Guatemala, photographing with only an iPhone. 
Eric Mencher is a documentary photographer concentrating on long-term projects and everyday street photography. Recent projects include contemporary life in the Maya villages of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and religious traditions in Antigua, Guatemala.

Previously, he was a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covered assignments around the world and in my own backyard, including the post-apartheid era in South Africa, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, life under Fidel Castro in Cuba, the civil war in Chechnya, and cannolis in South Philly. I also photographed stories in the arts, including the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday, the day James Joyce's Ulysses takes place, Cezanne in Provence, and a series illustrating Cervantes' masterpiece, Don Quixote.

He was the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award for "Rwanda: Aftermath of Genocide" and have won other major awards, including prizes in the World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year. My fellowships include a Penn State University Professional in Residence Fellowship, a Terra Fellowship from the Giverny Institute at the Museum of American Art, Giverny, France; and a Pew Fellowships in the Arts, discipline winner.  

Eric Mencher is an original member of the Instagram based collective, Hikari Creative. His current camera is an iPhone.


Location:

Zoom

This event will be held via Zoom only.

No address is available.


Please contact Carolyn Mead @Cfoxmead@gmail.com, if you have any questions or need additional information.



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