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Saturday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.Free and Open to the Public
Join us for an artist talk with Ferit Kuyas who will be visiting Houston to teach The Urban Landscape Master Class from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.
About Ferit Kuyas
Living and working near Zurich, Switzerland, Ferit Kuyas fully committed himself to photography in the eighties after graduating from law school. Working mainly on personal projects, he published several books. After visiting Shanghai for commissioned work, Ferit’s travels brought him often back to China. His most recent book is City of Ambitionwith large cityscapes from the megalopolis Chongqing, China, which got published in October 2009 by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam. In 2011 he started working on Aurora, a project with cityscapes and portraits from Guatemala City.
Ferit’s photographs have been shown in museums, galleries and festivals in Europe, America and Asia. His work is represented in private, corporate and public collections in the United States, England, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey. He received a number of awards, among them the Kodak Photobook-Award and the Hasselblad Masters.
“Amidst the thousands of images we see, there are some that impact on a deep personal level. It’s like they enter your body in some way and reveal themselves to you in dreams or come to you at moments in the day when you should be concentrating on the finances, or driving the car. Ferit’s images affected me in this way. From the first time I saw them, their sheer audacity delighted me. I can meditate on it and take myself on a journey. Even if photography did die, it would never die inside me – people like Ferit have filled me up with images forever.“ - Rhonda Wilson, Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Birmingham UK