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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Is It Photography

An Artists Talk by Henry Bateman
Saturday 29 March @ 4pm
One Workshop Gallery
G/F la Fuerza Plaza
2241 Don Chino Roces Ave (formerly Pasong Tamo)
Corner Sabio St., Makati City

The advent of digital photography and its association with the computer heralds a new age for photography. As “drawing with light” becomes “painting with light” artist/photographer Henry Bateman examines the phenomenon and speculates on whether, with the adoption of these changes, can it still be considered photography? As the photograph becomes the object rather than a record of the object, will the loss of its niche status be detrimental and does it matter?

Bateman has a critically-acclaimed career that is as colourful as the captivating story of his own personal life and creative processes. He's been drawing, painting, designing, writing, publishing, directing and producing—as well as taking and re-creating digital photography for over three decades.

Originally trained as an electronics technician, Bateman opted to follow his artist's heart on an action-packed, seat-of-the-pants journey through lighting and stage design for theatres, stage plays and ballets; studios, art schools and galleries; and publishing companies, television stations and his very own ad agency.

One of Bateman's recent stops on this journey was a carved mural project for no less than the Australian government's social security agency, which turned out to be a way-post for him into the wonderful world of digital photography.

For further information contact:

Ross Capili, Artistic Director, One Workshop Gallery
Tel: 810 5094 Email: rosscapili@yahoo. com

or Henry Bateman, Exhibiting Artist
Tel: 757 3916 Email: henry@pissedpoetpics.com
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