The opening remarks for Killkenny Arts Week lead exhibitor Stephen Johnson's photographic exhibition of large-format digital photographs from his "With a New Eye" project on American's National Park. August 17, 1996 in the Butler Gallery of Killkenny Castle. Remarks by Anthony Hobbs, Kevin O'Farrell, Noel Sheridan (Director of Ireland's National College of Art and Design) and Stephen Johnson.
Long Gallery, Kilkenny Castle
August 17-25, 1996
The Kilkenny Arts Week is a Arts, Theater and Music festival drawing 35,000 people to Ireland from all over Europe. Photographer Stephen Johnson's digital landscape photographs are one of the featured exhibitions, occupying the Long Gallery in the famous 13th century Kilkenny Castle from August 17-25. Mr. Johnson will exhibit 32 all digital photographs made in preparation for his photographic project on American national parks, "With a New Eye."
While in Ireland, Johnson will tour the country with his digital photographic equipment making completely portable high resolution digital photographs on the Irish countryside, viewing the images on site with his Apple PowerBook computer, and building a body of work to be premiered at the end his stay in late August. Among the tools Mr. Johnson will be bringing to Ireland include the world's first high resolution digital panoramic camera.
Photographs of the exhibit will be posted on the worldwide web during the exhibition. He will be teaching two workshops in Digital Photography August 19-20, 21-22, 1996 and giving various lectures during his stay.
Photographs and Text Copyright ©1996, Stephen Johnson. All Rights Reserved.