June 30 – September 11, 2009
An opening reception with the artist is Friday, July 31, 6-8 PM.
Ron Rosenstock is a caretaker of the planet. He photographs the language of wind, rain, bird song, and the profound silence of the earth. His photographs encourage us to reach into the transcendental to seek the source of that silence.
“For many years people have commented about my wonderful life, traveling all over the world making beautiful photographs,” says Rosenstock. “The truth is I am a missionary. My mission is to raise the awareness of as many people as possible. Awareness of how beautiful and important our planet is. It is a living-breathing organism.’’
Rosenstock’s commitment to photography began in 1965. He since has published four books, had his photographs collected by major museums, taught photography at various institutions, and led hundreds of photography tours around the world. Infrared, an exhibit of Rosenstock’s infrared photographs, is at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging in Belmont, MA, June 30 through September 4, 2009. The gallery is the newest of the museum’s satellite locations.
“My photographs are an attempt to understand the process of creation,’’ says Rosenstock. “Watching the golden leaves fall like snow flakes, watching the waves, listening to nature, sensing nature, all stirs within us the call; the call to join with nature and recognize our true selves.”
“Rosenstock’s photographs substantiate our planet’s majesty,” says Paula Tognarelli, executive director of the Griffin Museum of Photography. “His images reflect a personal journey and an influence from his mentors Minor White and Paul Capinigro.”
Rosenstock, of Worcester, MA, graduated from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, with a Master of Arts degree in photography. He studied with Paul Capinigro from 1969 to 1971 and Minor White in 1967 and 1968. More information may be found on his website at www.ronrosenstock.com.