Artist Talk with Nathan Benn

Saturday, January 7

1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Related Programs

“Oak Leaves, Potatoes, and Kodachrome: The Story of Color at National Geographic"

This program is filled to capacity; to be added to the waitlist, please visit Eventbrite.

In this talk, photographer, Nathan Benn, will discuss his take on the evolution of color photography over the course of his twenty-year career with National Geographic magazine. This program is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Kodachrome Memory: Nathan Benn's North Shore, 1978, on view through February 19. An artist reception in the gallery will follow from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The talk is free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling (978)283-0455 x10, emailing info@capeannmuseum.org or online at Eventbrite. Reception is free and open to the public; reservations are not required.

Benn's 2013 book, Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990, is available in the Museum Shop and online; a book signing will follow the  talk. 

Nathan Benn was a photographer for National Geographic magazine from 1972 to 1991 and was sent across the country and around the world to capture images of people and their homelands. The broad range of subjects and places Benn shot while on assignment is emblematic of the breadth of the magazine’s reach and ranged from the Dead Sea, Prague and South Korea to the Mississippi Delta region, northern Vermont and New York’s Finger Lakes. Benn photographed on Boston’s North Shore for six months, from June through October 1978. He shot a total of 286 rolls of film, relying on Kodak’s long-lived and much loved 35-mm color film Kodachrome.


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Franklyn E. Goucher, an Essex clammer, digging at "Castle" sand flat, 1978. He has dug clams here for 53 years. Photograph by Nathan Benn.



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