Friday, September 5
6 to 8:30 P.M.
Life Through The Camera Lens: The Photography of Rudolph Janu
After working as a commercial artist, a young Rudolph Janu saw photographs by Cartier-Bresson and was so impressed that he decided on the spot to become a photographer. Janu’s career included commercial, architectural and magazine photography but by far his favorite was his street photography – capturing people in unguarded moments.
“Photography is a continuing visual engagement with life. What I see as a photographer is what I see as a man. My photographs are my journals, a measure of my response to life. The concept of expressing a total idea or sentiment in a single photograph is impossible to achieve. It is only through a constant re-working of what I feel to be the one or two truths of existence that anything approaching this ideal of a total statement can emerge."