The history of photography is bound up in chemical and technical overhauls, and when artists combine and tweak these photographic processes, new levels of expression emerge. Contemporary photographers Christine Baczek and David Hyams, co-founders of Luminaria in Salt Lake City, are reviving alternative photographic agents and playing with […]
Because things went bad in China, Utah gets Luminaria. Brainchild of David Hyams and Christine Baczek, the state’s first alternative photography studio opened in Salt Lake City in February, after what one could call research and development work in mainland China. “We are a one-stop shop for all […]
Eric C. Robertson’s novel The Salted Earth won the Utah Division of Arts & Museum’s 2015 Original Writing Contest for Novel. In this video he reads the first chapter, accompanied by images from Utah photographer Christine Baczek.
Crafting Change Through a Lens: Unfolding Truth Features 13 Documentary Photographers from Around the World
The rare power of documentary photography is its ability to capture a moment and give the viewer access to a raw scene that evokes a disconcerting sense of intimacy with an unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable subject. It’s the visual equivalent of reading a journal filled with personal stories, including […]
Thinking about my favorite piece in the UMFA collection, I am overwhelmed with memories. I was the collection photographer for the museum from 2006-2014, and I saw every piece in the 20,000+ collection—from a giant stained-glass dragon sculpture with interior lights and incense burners in the nostrils, to […]
Today, it’s easy for even the average, low-tech, untrained person to take a nice photograph. With a point-and-shoot digital camera. With a telephone. With an iPad. So why in the world would professional photographers approach their art in the most challenging ways – using ancient technology and […]
The University of Utah’s Rio Mesa Center near Moab Utah fosters artistic exploration.
The group exhibition at Nox Contemporary provides perfect holiday fare: small works that make a large impact. The show’s title, The Herb & Dorothy Show, reflects the far-reaching impact of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a New York City couple who collected art over their lifetime together, amassing […]
A review of three bodies of work by Salt Lake artist Cris Baczek, including motion-activated cyanotypes, large-scale proof sheets and found images from the archives of the UMFA.
Christine Baczek started photographing when she was thirteen and living in South America. After her family moved back to Salt Lake City, she studied photography at the University of Utah. She is now education coordinator at the Kimball Art Center and collections photographer for the Utah Museum of […]
Cris Baczek is a Salt Lake City based photographer who likes to experiment in the darkroom and explore what constitutes a photograph.