[MGSA-L] Another talk at Yale

Syrimis, George george.syrimis at yale.edu
Thu Feb 3 09:29:35 PST 2011

Wednesday, February 9

Orestis Kourakis
Archaeological Photographer

"The Past Through Photo-Frames"

The primary function of archaeological photography is to record, but that record is often incomplete, and a myriad of errors can render it deceiving. By the nature of site archaeology, once the structure or artifact is photographed it will probably be altered or destroyed, and, for better or worse, the photograph may stand as the only true image, along with the records.  The main purpose of this lecture is to explore and clarify the complexities of modern archaeological photography. Through a series of case studies on all kind of materials the lecture aims to set the quality standards and actual techniques needed for each particular situation thus promising a more satisfactory collaboration between archaeologists and photographers. It is targeted not only towards archaeologists and conservators but also art-historians and other professionals who use their skills to record the evidence of man's past.

For samples of Mr. Kourakis's work visit his website at http://www.orestiskourakis.gr

51 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 101

The talk is co-sponsored by the Yale Hellenic Society and the Council on Archaeological Studies

For more information about the Program's activities, the activities of the Yale Hellenic Society and local community events please visit our website at http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/hsp/#

The activities of the Hellenic Studies Program are generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Yale University.

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