PhotoVox: August 2019 – Chat About Black and White Photography


SPEAKERS | Carol Golemboski and Michael Trupiano

WHEN | Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm (doors open 6 pm)

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

COST | Free for CPAC Members; $10 for non-members

ABOUT | Our August PhotoVox event is all about black-and-white photography. We’ve invited two local artists to share their thoughts on the medium’s relevance within the field of contemporary photography and discuss unconventional techniques each utilizes when making black-and-white pictures. Moderated by Samantha Johnston, CPAC’s Executive Director, a casual group discussion will be encouraged.

Join us to hear Carol Golemboski and Michael Trupiano discuss the following:

• Contemporary relevance of analog photography

• Monochrome vs. black-and-white prints

• Use of photographic materials as subject matter

• Utilizing alternative chemical techniques to push the black-and-white aesthetic




Carol Golemboski uses antiquated objects as metaphors in carefully staged scenes. Her creative process, defined by the use of black and white film, expired photographic materials, and darkroom printing, combines photography, drawing and photograms in ambiguous and provocative ways. Golemboski has received grants and fellowships from Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Light Work and the Saltonstall Foundation. Her photographs can be found in the collections of the George Eastman Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She is a Professor of Photography at the University of Colorado Denver.

Michael Trupiano is a Denver based artist utilizing 21st century technologies with 19th century printing processes to create hand-made photographic based prints. His recent work incorporates gum bichromate processes to create varied monochromatic expressions in his prints. Since 2008, Michael has exhibited his work in group exhibitions throughout the country, and his ongoing series Starry Starry Night was published by Blue Mitchell in Diffusion, an annual publication dedicated to showcasing unconventional photographic processes.



PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.