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Dr. John Rohrbach

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Senior Curator of Photographs

Phone: (817) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.org
Amon Carter Museum
2601 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth , Texas 76107
United States

Company Description: The Amon Carter Museum was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879-1955), to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Associate Curator of Photographs
    Amon Carter Museum
  • Senior Curator
    Photographs
  • Associate Curator
    Photographs

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Paul Strand Archive

Education

  • doctorate
    Program
140 Total References
Web References
Book Talk: Color: American Photography Transformed - Contemporary Austin
www.thecontemporaryaustin.org, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
John Rohrbach is the senior curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the author of Color: American Photography Transformed. Color tells, for the first time, the fascinating story of color's integration into American fine art photography and how its acceptance revolutionized the practice of art. Tracing the development of color photography from the first color photograph in 1851 to digital photography, Rohrbach describes photographers' initial rejection of color, their decades-long debates over what color brings to photography, and how their gradual acceptance of color released photography from its status as a second-tier art form. He shows how this absorption of color instigated wide acceptance of a fundamentally new definition of photography, one that blends photography's documentary foundations with the creative flexibility of painting.
"Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness" at the Amon Carter Museum Explores Life and Work of Pioneer of Color Photography | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
www.cartermuseum.org, 4 Oct 2002 [cached]
"Eliot Porter combined childhood wonder, scientific insight, technical finesse, and artistic talent to create a new style of landscape photography, one built on quiet details rather than grand expanses, on color rather than light and shadow," says John Rohrbach, associate curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum.
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The book presents three essays: the first by Dr. John Rohrbach, project director and the Carter's associate curator of photographs; the second by independent historian Rebecca Solnit, who discusses how Porter's imagery has come to establish the model of contemporary nature photography; and the third by Porter's son Jonathan, a scholar of Chinese history at the University of New Mexico.
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The book presents three essays: the first by Dr. John Rohrbach, project director and the Carter's associate curator of photographs; the second by independent historian Rebecca Solnit, who discusses how Porter's imagery has come to establish the model of contemporary nature photography; and the third by Porter's son Jonathan, a scholar of Chinese history at the University of New Mexico.
John Rohrbach, Senior ...
www.fotofest.org, 11 Mar 2014 [cached]
John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX, USA
A Kind of History - info
www.markerbooks.com, 12 Feb 2006 [cached]
--John Rohrbach, Associate Curator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas
Art News DFW - ArtGroupsDFW News Blog
artgroupsdfw.com [cached]
John Rohrbach is senior curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Since joining the curatorial staff at the Carter in 1992, Rohrbach has assembled numerous exhibitions on topics of nineteenth and twentieth century American photography and written a range of articles and books including Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness (2001), Regarding the Land (2006) Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke (2007), and the essay "Seeing Life Differently" in Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision (2009).
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Prior to coming to the Carter, Rohrbach worked at George Eastman House and was director of the Paul Strand Archive. He received his doctorate from the Program in American Civilization at the University of Delaware in 1993. Dr. Rohrbach is interested in seeing fully developed photography projects that push expectation and the boundaries of the medium. His photographic interests range widely from documentary and landscape to portraiture, but he is not interested in reviewing nudes or commercial work.
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