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Hal Gould Still Prefers Darkroom to Digital
Posted By Scott Baradell On February 25, 2007 @ 9:00 pm In Art of Photography | 1 Comment
Hal Gould, the American photographer and gallery curator, turns 87 this week. Unfortunately, he won’t have a birthday, since he was born on Feb. 29 — leap year.
It would be difficult to skip over Gould’s remarkable contributions to fine art photography. In the 1970s — at a time when many museum and gallery curators did not consider photography an art form — Gould opened the Camera Obscura Gallery  in Denver, which has played a leading role in the promotion and advancement of fine art photography ever since.
His contributions also include his own photographic work — which is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins. You can view an online gallery of the exhibition here. 
The Fort Collins Coloradoan  has a nice profile of Gould in its Sunday edition. A few nuggets from Gould:
Computers and digital cameras are wonderful tools. That’s all they are – tools. I don’t use (them). I still work in the darkroom…
I look. I look and I see and I feel. Photos are made in the mind and in the heart. I see something in my mind and then I put it together so you can see it too…
Photo is a wonderful medium for artistic expression. The camera doesn’t make the art. The art comes from the artist…
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 You can view an online gallery of the exhibition here.: http://www.c4fap.org/online_exhibits/gould/index.htm
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