“There Is No Beauty In Art Without Natural Beauty” Faculty Presentation by Professor Jalbert

On Wednesday, October 1, as the second of six faculty presentations this quarter, Professor Joshua Jalbert discussed his approach to nature photography. He doesn’t take traditional landscape portraits, but he captures the essence of nature. His work includes an abstract collection of: the sun on different days and its dancing reflection on water, the negative space on a plant after it has been eaten by an insect, and a player piano scroll made from the pattern of bark on a birch tree. Catherine Callero said, “The way he deals with light is innovative, his work is simple and poignant.” Prof. Jalbert explains that nature has a language and he wants to uncipher its Morse Code through his photography.

By Kimberly Bates

Photo credit: Bevin Valentine

The title is a quote from Theodor Adorno written in Prof. Jalbert’s essay Notations from Nature: Theodor Adorno


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