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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."