Roanoke College

Lecture: Geoffrey E. Aronson


Geoffrey E. Aronson will be giving a lecture Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Olin Hall, room 231. His photography  will open in the Olin Hall Gallery Friday, October 8 and run through November 7. 

Aronson received his M.F.A. in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and his B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut.  He is currently an adjunct photography instructor at the American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia.  According to Aronson, "The city environment is one of secret joys and hidden terrors.  To the innocent bystander, the hidden drama goes unnoticed.  But to the more observant eye, shadows that come from nowhere threaten the urban setting, drawing dark stage curtains over the architectural facades of the city street.  The urban 'catacombs' that impinge upon our subconscious are the victims of our collective aggression."  In his night photographs of urban vegetation, the surreal quality of color caused by the long exposure of tungsten film and mixed lighting sources of unequal color temperature becomes the most important feature of the image.