First Stereo-photography Exhibit at AUB
|Spectators enjoying the three dimensional
images at the exhibit
Photography can do more than render images in a conventional two-dimensional
pictorial format; it can also produce images of startling three-dimensional
quality that project the sense of real volume, perspective, and presence.
This has been made possible by the use of a photographic technique called
The photo exhibit by Assistant Professor of Biology Colin Smith that was
held in the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Courtyard from May 5 to 15 introduced
the AUB community to a marvelous collection of stereo-photographic images.
Entitled "Through Both Eyes: Stereo-Photography," the show was
organized by the Department of Photography and the Office of Information
and Public Relations. It was the third in a series of exhibits organized
this year by the Photography Department.
Colin Smith's interest in stereo-photography was initially "stimulated
by its scientific applications." But as his interest in this type
of photography grew, he went beyond scientific applications and began
to experiment with stereo-photographing different subjects from nature,
such as landscapes, leaves, wood logs, and any object that could reveal
its structural beauty in three-dimensional form.
Despite the fact that the exhibit was "low budgeted," the visual
aides that were provided gave the spectators a good look at the three-dimensional
"stereo" images. The photographs included in the show were taken
by Smith in the United States, Germany, and Japan, as well as in Lebanon.