Antartic Dreams: Photographs by Murray Brott

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Antarctic Dreams: Photographs by Murray Brott
Where: photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM
When: Opening Reception, Friday, April 2nd, 2010 from 5-7pm
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
Phone: 505.988.5152 x 112

photo-eye Bookstore is pleased to host an exhibition and artist's reception for Antarctic Dreams: Photographs by Murray Brott on Friday, April 2nd, 2010 from 5 to 7 pm at photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Brott will be signing copies of his exhibition catalogue, Antarctica.

In 2008, Murray Brott traveled through the wild and treacherous Drake Passage, the South Shetland Islands, Deception Island, Bailey Head Beach, the Lemaire Channel, and many other locales in the remote region of Antarctica.

This trip’s resulting visual archive is not only a physical experience for Brott, but a pure, awe-inspiring emotional and aesthetic journey. The photographs capture the light and shapes that so entranced Brott in the Antarctic.

The project, now called Antarctic Dreams, is about beauty— a beauty that is apparent on the surface, yet resonates at a much deeper, emotional level. Tranquil, majestic, timeless, magnificent, peaceful, ethereal: these words only begin to scratch the surface in describing earth’s last frontier.

Murray Brott Bio:

Murray Brott started tinkering with his Dad's old Voigtlander camera when he was 18. The Chicago native was fascinated by the confluence of light, texture, shape and building elements he observed as an architecture student at the University of Oklahoma. Little did he know that a dozen years later, he would settle in Santa Fe, where a wonderland of mountains and sky would feed what has become his lifetime passion for photography and travel. Brott moved from his first Voigtlander to SLR film to medium format and recently adopted digital for his photo journey to Antarctica.

Following his passion for fine-art photography, Brott has studied under many masters and has practiced the art of fine-art platinum and digital printing. He has photographed on six continents, and his work resides in collections in the U.S. and Austrailia. Brott's work will be on exhibit at photo-eye Bookstore in Santa Fe in April 2010. Brott happily continues to call Santa Fe home, where he lives with his wife, Cindy, their dogs, Dakota and Gracie, and their cat, Mina.

The photo-eye Bookstore is located at 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.