Photographer Lynn Blodgettâ€™s work is not only being featured in his first South Florida showing this December, the showing is the first commercial exhibit of his photography other than charity events, ever. To be held at the Red Dot Art Fair in conjunction with Art Basel.
Online PR News – 22-November-2012 – Miami, FL – Photographer Lynn Blodgettâ€™s work is not only being featured in his first South Florida showing this December, the showing is the first commercial exhibit of his photography other than charity events, ever.
In conjunction with the 11th edition of the prestigious Art Basel art show being held in Miami Beach December 6 through 9, two portfolios of Blodgettâ€™s work will be presented by Richard Coplan of Coplan Projects at the Red Dot Art Fair, 3011 NE 1st Avenue, in the Wynwood Art District in Miami. The Red Dot Art Fair kicks off the art-filled week with an opening reception on Tuesday, December 4 and continues December 5 through 9.
Blodgettâ€™s unique story is that he is likely better known for his corporate persona than his passion for photography. Blodgett was formerly president and CEO of Affiliated Computer Services. He sold the company to the Xerox Corporation in 2009 for nine billion dollars, and was asked to stay on as Executive Vice President, a post from which he leads the information technology industry still today.
Yet this corporate trailblazer is undeniably a humble, down to earth man. At about age 10, he discovered that he enjoyed taking photographs, an interest which has grown to be a diversion from the business world and an artistic outlet for his limitless energy. Blodgett studied photography under Andrew Eccles. An Eccles workshop assignment to photograph local subjects led Blodgett to snap some portraits of the homeless. His skill improved until Eccles noted, in his introduction to Blodgettâ€™s 2007 book, â€śFinding Grace, The Face of Americaâ€™s Homeless, that â€śIt became clear to me that Lynn was creating a remarkably powerful, intensely intimate series of portraits.â€ť
Blodgettâ€™s ability to capture the soul on camera in his arresting black and white portraits of the homeless has resulted in his talent being compared to the late American portrait photographer Richard Avedon. Blodgettâ€™s gift for engaging the unfortunate and breaking down barriers to reveal their true story shows in his work. But Blodgettâ€™s involvement goes beyond the portraits...he has dedicated himself to increasing recognition of the homeless problem and to support those in need. Previously, he has only offered his portraits for sale at fundraising events, having raised millions for charities including the United Way, A.C.E., and the charitable organization he himself established, the Finding Grace Homeless Initiative.
At the Red Dot Art Fair, Blodgetts Finding Grace portfolio will be on display and for sale, as well as a brand new, never exhibited portfolio called The Children, Blodgettâ€™s first portraits in color.
More information on Blodgett and his book and portfolio can be found at www.findinggracehomeless.org. A feature story about Blodgett which aired on CBS Sunday Morning resides under the Press & Events Calendar tab of the website, and sheds more light on this entrepreneur/photographer whose work is soon to be exposed in South Florida.
About Coplan Projects
Coplan Projects is a leading producer in the industry of limited edition photography portfolios, having produced portfolios for such photographic artists as Elliott Erwitt and Douglas Kirkland. For more information on Lynn Blodgett or on his upcoming showing at the Red Dot Art Fair, contact Richard Coplan at 561-716-9818 or at email@example.com, or visit www.reddotfair.com.
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