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Jerome Liebling Photography Exhibition, Memorial

Jerome LieblingJerome Liebling Photographs Exhibit
Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10
On display at Hampshire College’s
Liebling Center
Gallery Hours
Friday: Noon-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.

Memorial service for Jerome Liebling
June 10, 2012, at 1 p.m.
Hampshire College’s Robert Crown Center
Reception will follow in the Liebling Center

Hampshire College invites the public to a tribute exhibition of Jerome Liebling photographs. Twenty-seven monumental images—many are over three feet wide—which will be on display in the Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography, and Video on campus from Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10.

The photographs are from the last exhibition Liebling curated of his own work, a summer 2010 show, “Capturing the Human Spirit,” at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H.

Renowned photographer Liebling teamed up with master printer Jonathan Singer of Boston, using digital printing techniques to create these exceptional images from black-and-white and color-film negatives dating from 1947 to 1996. Details and definition are revealed in the monumental photographs that were hidden in prints one quarter their size.

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, the life and work of Jerome Liebling will be celebrated at a public memorial service at 1 p.m. in Hampshire’s Robert Crown Center. A reception will follow in the Liebling Center.

Butterfly Boy, Jerome Liebling
Liebling, who passed away July 27 at age 87, was among the founding professors of Hampshire College. He joined the faculty in 1969, before the College opened in fall 1970, and taught at Hampshire until his retirement in 1990.

His name graces the Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography, and Video—a centerpiece of the Hampshire College campus—because he was as gifted and influential as a teacher and mentor as he was as a photographer and filmmaker.

An event page has been set up on Facebook to enable friends and former students to share messages, information, and tributes with one another and with Liebling’s family  as part of his memorial. Facebook page >>

A number of other displays of his work were recently on view in the Five College area and nationally:

The Mead Museum of Amherst College had a tribute exhibition in October of nine Liebling photographs from their permanent collection.

Smith College’s Art Museum had a tribute exhibition of 20 Liebling works from their permanent collection.

The Emily Dickinson Museum exhibited selections from Liebling’s work to coincide with celebration of the poet’s birthday in December.

The Museum of Modern Art exhibited Liebling works from their permanent collection.

Three Liebling photographs showed at The Jewish Museum in New York City as part of “The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951,” running November 4, 2011, through March 25, 2012. 

Liebling was included in a memorial tribute at the Lucie Awards celebration of master photographers at Lincoln Center Ross Theater on October 24.

Two Liebling photographs were part of a show at the Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, New York City, through October 26. 

 

 

 

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