WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host “The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing” lecture with featured speaker Michael Itkoff, founding editor of “Daylight Magazine,” on Monday, Sept. 24. The lecture, one of several in the 2012-2013 Art Seminar Series, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.

Itkoff will discuss the magazine’s programmatic activities in the context of the changing landscape of photography publishing. Since 2003, “Daylight Magazine” has engaged in innovative photographic publishing and community art projects by re-imagining the documentary mode. Through collaboration with established and emerging artists, scholars, and journalists, “Daylight” has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography.

Culminating in a newly launched book program, the evolution of “Daylight” consistently models recent developments in contemporary photography. From magazine to multimedia, daily blog to books, “Daylight” has consistently delivered quality content through every available medium.

In addition to providing a summary of Daylight’s output and discussing what lies ahead, Itkoff will also discuss his on-going photographic series “Street Portraits.” Although formatted as a traditional slideshow, questions and comments will be welcomed and encouraged during the presentation.

Itkoff, also a published writer and photographer, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP/Bard. He was a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant (2008) and a Creative Artists Fellowship Grant from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007). For more information about Itkoff, visit: www.michaelitkoff.com and www.daylightmagazine.org.

The Barton Art Galleries are located in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus near the corner of Whitehead Avenue and Woodard Street in Wilson. For additional information about this lecture, please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo in the Barton Art Galleries at 252‐399‐6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu.

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Questions? Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: kdaughety@barton.edu.