(Carl Chiarenza, whose extraordinary career as a photograp...)
Carl Chiarenza, whose extraordinary career as a photographer, writer, and teacher now spans five decades, remains a name relatively unknown among the pantheon of American masters. In the pages of this small-format book, we see displayed the fruits of an entire career, and viewers can judge this "life force" for themselves.
Carl Chiarenza earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from his hometown's Institute of Technology in 1957. He continued his studies at Boston University, receiving an Master of Science in 1959. Harvard University awarded him a Doctor of Philosophy in 1973.
Carl Chiarenza has been on the art history faculty of Boston University since 1963, and from 1976 has served as department chairman as well as associate professor. In 1973-1974 he was an adjunct visiting professor at VSW in Rochester. Carl Chiarenza has also worked as associate editor (1963-1966) and editor (1966-1969) of the magazine Contemporary Photographer.
Carl Chiarenza was on the Advisory Council of ICP from 1970 to the present and was on the SPE board of directors from 1968 to 1972.
As a photographer, Chiarenza used black-and- white silver prints to convey an "abstract interpretation of the ideas of modem life in relation to the tradition of the imaginary landscape." His art historical research focused on the modern period, with a concentration on twentieth-century American photography.
(Carl Chiarenza, whose extraordinary career as a photograp...)2008