Black and White Digital Photography, past and present
Speech by Carles Mitjà
Next Friday February 27, El Visor – Espai Fotogràfic presents a new session of El Visor’s Fridays.
In this speech Carles Mitjà, Image Technology teacher (UPC), currently retired, will talk us about the evolution of the white and black photographic image. Its emergence in the mid 19th century and its permanence, forced in some of cases until well into the latter part of the 20th century, has structured a way of seeing and interpreting the world around us.
Nowadays, digital photography and the possibilities offered by image processing bring new opportunities to monochromatic photography.
In his own words:
Many photographers, including me, began our way in photography by learning the development of negatives and the enlargement of positives in black and white. In my case, professional practice firstly and teaching and research activity in the UPC later, have approached me to all kinds of images: film, electronic support, monochromatic, colour, from visible light or non visible radiations. Despite this overall view and as usual in many photographers, my personal work still develops mainly in black and white. To reflect on possible causes of this trend makes a good reason to me to accept the invitation of El Visor’s Fridays.
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Carles Mitjà was born in Barcelona in 1948. Graduated in Photography (BSc) by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), worked more than fifteen years as a professional photographer. His work was mainly focused on editorial illustration, publicity, and industrial photography. In a more personal manner, he has always been attracted by landscapes, both natural and urban.
From 1996 to 2014 his only dedication has consisted in teaching Image Technology at the Centre de la Imatge i Tecnologia Multimèdia (CITM) in the UPC Campus of Terrassa. Since 2003, he has been also Coordinator of the Image Quality Laboratory (IQL) at the same CITM. The IQL is an experimental and research laboratory dedicated to work on image quality metrics and digital image processing.
From February 2014 he is devoted exclusively to his own photographic body of work.
Place: El Visor – Espai Fotogràfic, Carrer de la Indústria 68 (See map)
Dates: Friday March 27 at 19:00 h
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