Sharp Focus: Photography Exhibit Event

Sharp Focus: A reception and presentation to celebrate the acquisition of the Michael L. Carlebach Photography Collection

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Reception 6:30 p.m. | Program 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a special evening with University of Miami Professor Emeritus, photojournalist, and author, Michael L. Carlebach, along with University Professors J. Tomás López and Michelle I. Seelig, for a lively and insightful conversation on the influence of his work and the art and function of visual communication.

Carlebach’s photographs have been published in Time, People, The Miami Herald, and The New York Times.  He has written several scholarly histories of photography, including American Photojournalism Comes of Age and Working Stiffs: Occupational Portraits in the Age of Tintypes.  His latest book, Sunny Land: Pictures from Paradise, features a compilation of his unique view of life in South Florida.  An exhibition of his work is currently on display in the Richter Library.

J. Tomás López, MFA, is a professor in the Department of Art and Art History and head of its Electronic Media program at UM.  A renowned photographer, his images are included in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, among them, the Library of Congress and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Michelle I. Seelig, Ph.D., is a professor and the program director of Visual Journalism for the School of Communication at UM.  Her published scholarly works and research interests address the responsibilities of content producers in visual communication and examine the environmental photographer’s use of images to build awareness and evoke meaningful action.

Otto G. Richter Library
1300 Memorial Drive
University of Miami
Coral Gables

Seating for this event is extremely limited.  R.S.V.P. by October 27th to 305-284-3551 or

The Lynda and Michael Gordon Exhibition Program