The Wellington Art Society will feature commercial and fine art photographer Barry Seidman on Wednesday, April 12. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The meeting will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Seidman called “From There to Here” in which he will discuss his life’s work and the transition from commercial to fine art photography. For more information, contact Laura Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally from New York, Seidman is a renowned member of the international photographic community. He was educated at the Pratt Institute and has established himself as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials. He has contributed to numerous award-winning national and local advertising campaigns. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award.
After a distinguished career in advertising, Seidman started to devote more of his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions, all while still connected to the advertising business.
Seventeen years ago, Seidman and longtime business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York, where he continues to shoot for advertising clients. Seidman has exhibited in solo and group shows both in New York City and Florida. In 2012, he published a photobiography titled New Eyes, a spectacular collection of his fine-art photography. Beginning in April, his work will be on display at the Palm Beach International Airport in the “Journeys” exhibition. His work is held in many public and private collections worldwide.
To learn more about Seidman, visit https://barry2130.wixsite.com/seidman-2.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts. For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.