Dr. and Mrs. John J. Jameson generously donate a portfolio of ten
black and white photographs by
Dr. Philip J. Jameson (BA1952; MD1956) (the donor's father), who is a
photographer and long-time radiologist living in Providence, RI.
Philip J. Jameson (American, b. 1930), Lighthouse,
Pemaquid, Maine, 2006, Silver gelatin print, Gift of Dr. and
Mrs. John J. Jameson, 2009.016
The New England Portfolio has already been exhibited several times,
and is now on view in the
Tisch Library, and makes a wonderful contribution to the University's Permanent
Art Collection. Dr. Philip Jameson retired in 19 and has devoted himself full
time to large format black and white photography since.
The artist notes: "I began my education in photography in the
early 1970s by studying the texts and published images of photography's best
known modernist figures including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston
Harry Callahan and many others. I spent considerable hands-on time with two of
Ansel Adams' former students, Joe Englander and Gary E. Adams, and I
participated in many workshops including the well-known Fred Picker gatherings
in Vermont. These experiences, including workshops in the American Southwest as
student and later as teacher, form the basis of an education and development
that has spanned over thirty-five years. My choice of subject often accommodates
my penchant for depicting extremely fine detail to capture an essence of texture
and tactility that seems at times to go beyond one's recollection of nature.
Effects of natural light play a central role in the unfolding drama and no
parcel of the print, however apparently subordinate, is allowed the luxury of
devaluation: information is available in the darkest darks, and often in the
whitest whites as well."