Langham to discuss on Sunday his photography at Tyler Museum of Art

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:04 - Written by

DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com

Photographer Robert Langham will talk about the exhibition of his work on view at Tyler Museum of Art during a gallery talk on Sunday.

Over two years, Langham made dozens of large black-and-white photographs chronicling life and the many different types of people who inhabit the city he loves. The exhibition, “Brickstreet Anthology: Photographs by Robert Langham” is on view at the museum, 1300 S. Mahon Ave., through May 14.

His presentation on how the exhibit came together, “Brickstreet Stroll,” is set for 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

The longtime photographer attended Tyler Junior College and earned a degree from Sam Houston State University. He has worked with famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams.

His career has included stints as an artist in residence for the U.S. National Parks Service where he spent time photographing the Navajo trading post and the Grand Canyon. His work is included in the permanent collection of Tyler Museum of Art.

For this project, he sometimes carefully posed photos of well known Tylerites and other times shot average people going about their daily lives. He shot all the photographs on a Hasselblad camera.

“It is no mere coincidence that when we decided to organize a photography exhibit that focused on the vibrant personalities of our local community, he was the one we called,” Chris Leahy, the museum’s director, said in a statement released earlier.