Instructors Braden Chattman and Michael Zide Speak at the Williston Northampton School Tuesday, April 16th
Instructors Michael Zide and Braden Chattman have been invited to spend an afternoon meeting with students in the Williston Northampton School's photography program, taught by Edward Hing. The students, who work primarily with film, process and print their images "old school" in the program's darkroom.
The students will be encouraged to ask questions about the art and craft of photography before and after the digital transformation. Chattman and Zide, whose personal work reflect the changes in attitude and direction photography has taken in the last number of years, will be available to discuss their own work with students as well as offer any suggestions and guidance to the young photographers.
From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the two instructors will present a talk, "An Exploration of Time, Fact and Imagination, the Changing World of Landscape Photography" to the Williston community and the general public.
The school is located at 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA (413-529-3000)
"My tripod saved my life," Instructor Michael Zide Interviewed by New England Public Radio Friday, March 1st
Instructor Michael Zide was interviewed by New England Public Radio and describes his adventure of getting lost and then rescued in White Sands, NM many years ago. He became lost in the desert, with his dogs, on a very cold and snowy wintery night and, had he not had his tripod with him, it is possible that he may not have been rescued. The adventure led to his first industry corporate sponsor by Manfrotto, who distributes the tripod that he was carrying at the time.
Listen below or visit the NEPR website for more.
Hallmark Named one of MAC-On-Campus's Featured Photography Programs Tuesday, February 19th
Hallmark Institute of Photography was just named one of MAC-On-Campus's Featured Photography Programs. In an article announcing this exciting achievement Director of Education, Lisa Robinson, talks with MAC-On-Campus about Hallmark's intensive ten-month program, its hands on approach to training professionals, and the incredible instructors who make Hallmark such a successful environment.
Read more at Mac-On-Campus
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Hallmark Honors Students For Student Involvement and Leadership Wednesday, March 6th
For many students, gaining experience, knowledge, and good grades provide the incentive to perform well while in school. But as we all know, there is always a group of students who go beyond their individual class performance and assume unofficial leadership roles in the campus community. This second group is composed of the people who take time out from their work to mentor classmates who need extra assistance; they share their detailed class notes with someone who was sick and missed class; they come in early to help an instructor setup equipment for a lesson; and they stay late to make sure the studios are tidy and ready for use the next day. They pitch in to help create the close-knit "Hallmark Community" that for many is a substitute for family during the 10 month program.
As a way to honor these students two faculty members, Rich Barnes and Shelley Nicholson, created Hallmark's own "700 Club" (the name being a reference to being halfway through Hallmark's 1400 clock hour program). They solicited up to three nominations from each faculty member for students who went "above and beyond" and in their own way made a positive impact on the campus community. After the nominations were tallied, seven students clearly stood out: Jon Cospito, New York; Kelsey DeWitt, Maine; Jillian Gyura, Texas; Danielle Leigh, Vermont; Brahm Singh, India; Ryan Watkins, Michigan; and Andrea York, Massachusetts.
Michael Zide photo
To celebrate this year's 700 Club inductees, faculty and staff gathered for a breakfast ceremony where each student was presented a signed certificate and a copy of the book "Freeze Frame" by world-renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland.
Instructor Michael Zide's photos selected for display by Amherst Public Arts Commission Monday, December 3rd
Amherst's Public Art Commission is pleased to present an exhibition of landscape photography by Michael Zide. The selection of black and white photographs was taken in Western Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard and California.
Instructor Michael Zide's photos on display at PhotoPlus Int. Expo. Wednesday, October 10th
Hallmark Instructor Michael Zide, and photographer Jim LaSala, both Moab Master Photographers, will have their work on display throughout the Moab area during the PhotoPlus International Expo. Their images were selected to show off the many choices in the Moab line of printing papers.
Instructor Michael Zide profiled in Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas magazine Thursday, August 2nd
Instructor Michael Zide is being profiled in Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas magazine. Michael's stunning body of black and white landscape work was taken primarily during his time spent on Martha's Vineyard. The magazine hit stands on July 20th.
Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas magazine is an insight-driven publication that curates the imagination of an island community. A&I focuses on celebrating creativity and artistic expression by focusing on the art, the people and the ideas of our place. We believe each well-designed page reveals a central notion: arts and ideas are the best expression and the greatest evidence of who this community is and what it may become.
Download the article here or visit the Martha's Vineyard Arts & Ideas magazine website.