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May

The prestigious photographer Larry Merrill will be chair of the panel of judges for the “III Photography Contest: Your Eye Outside”, a contest where awards will be given to the best instant photographs taken by IE University Architecture students when in Turkey. These students recently traveled to Turkey to discover its architecture and its international influence. The winners of this contest will be announced next week. 

Larry Merrill has been taking and exhibiting photographs for over thirty years.  In his most recent exhibition, Larry Merrill: Looking at Trees, at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, his work centered on the intentional act of looking as reflected in large format photos.  He skillfully captured remarkable images of trees, poetically expressing such themes as the texture of bark, a subtle color palette, or the qualities of light under a sunlit canopy of leaves.

Merrill has also had solo exhibitions at other prominent museums and galleries in Rochester, New York, Washington, D.C., and New York City.  He has photographed for the World Bank in Bhutan, Haiti, Peru, and Senegal.   Parallel to his own photographic work, Larry Merrill has been played an important role in museums and education.  He served as director of the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York. He was guest curator of The Camera and the Photograph: Images in Light, in the Uris Education Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

His photos are in the collections of: the George Eastman House; the Israel Museum; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the Museum of the City of New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Yale University Art Gallery; the New York Historical Society;  and the World Bank. A beautiful and thought-provoking monograph, Pedestrian Photographs, depicting street life in New York City, was published by the University of Rochester Press in 2007.

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Larry Merrill presidirá el jurado del “III Concurso de Fotografía: Your Eye Outside” 

El prestigioso fotógrafo Larry Merrill presidirá el jurado del “III Concurso de Fotografía: Your Eye Outside”, certamen que premia las mejores instantáneas tomadas por los alumnos de Arquitectura de IE University en Turquía, país que visitaron recientemente para conocer in situ su arquitectura y su influencia internacional. El fallo del jurado se conocerá la semana que viene. 

Durante más de treinta años, Larry Merrill ha estado tomando fotografías y exhibiéndolas. En su exposición más reciente, Larry Merrill: Looking at Trees (Mirando árboles), en la George Eastman House de Rochester, Nueva York, su trabajo se centró en el acto de observar  tal como se refleja en fotos de gran formato. 

Ha captado con habilidad imágenes extraordinarias de árboles, manifestando de forma poética temas como la textura de la corteza, una gama de colores sutiles o las calidades de la luz bajo un dosel de hojas iluminadas por el sol. Merrill también ha expuesto de forma individual en otros museos y galerías importantes de Rochester, Washington, D.C., y la ciudad de Nueva York.  Ha sido fotógrafo para el World Bank en Bután, Haití, Perú y Senegal. Junto con su propio trabajo fotográfico, Larry Merrill ha desempeñado un papel importante en museos y centros educativos. Ha sido director del Creative Workshop en la Memorial art Gallery de Rochester, Nueva York. Ha sido comisario invitado de The Camera and the Photograph: Images in Light, en la Uris Education Gallery del Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York.

Sus fotos están en las siguientes colecciones: George Eastman House, Museo de Israel, Instituto de Artes de Minneapolis, Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Museo de Bellas Artes de Houston, Galería de Arte de la Universidad de Yale, la Sociedad Histórica de Nueva York, y el Banco Mundial. Una hermosa y provocadora monografía, Pedestrian Pohotographs, publicada por la Universidad de Rochester en 2007, nos muestra la vida de ls calles de Nueva York.

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