After Robinson Jeffers: Photography from Poetry

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Symphony of the Ocean image by fine art photographer Eduardo Fujii

Symphony of the Ocean

The work of fine art photographer Eduardo Fujii will be featured in a new exhibition at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel, California. The "After Robinson Jeffers: Photography from Poetry" exhibition will be open from November 18  through December 9, 2016.

By juxtaposing poems by Robbinson Jeffers, known for his work celebrating the beauty of Carmel and Big Sur, with poetic images by local photographers curated by the Carl Cherry Center, the exhibition intends to "preserve Jeffers' significance and impact to the artistic culture of Monterey County."

Other selected photographers include Edna Bullock, Wynn Bullock, Brad Cole, Matt Conner, Steve Crouch, William Giles, David Gubernick, Claire Lerner, Ronan Loranc, Rosario Mazzeo, Tom Millea, Jeff Nixon, Robert B. Taylor, Roger Vail, Brett Weston, Don Worth and Steve Zmak, among others.

John Robinson Jeffers was an American poet who believed that mankind is too indifferent to the "astonishing beauty of things" and coined the word "inhumanism." He inspired western U.S. photographers including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Morley Baer. Jeffers moved to Carmel in 1913 where he built a stone cottage, which he named "Tor House and Hawk Tower", overlooking Carmel Bay and Point Lobos. The house was later turned over to the Tor House Foundation, formed by Ansel Adams. Jeffers died in 1962.

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, established in 1948, supports experimental fine arts and scientifical projects by presenting quality and diverse artistic, educational, and cultural program in Monterey County. The Cherry Center houses a collection of more than 600 prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, illustrated books and collected memorabilia documenting the early history of Carmel.

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