On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:30pm, Carmel Visual Arts will host Photographer Ted Orland who will be offering a lecture which will be illustrated with examples from his own artwork and seasoned with snapshots capturing the flavor of the local scene. Ted will recount his experiences and insights into building a life in the arts. Ted Orland moved to the Monterey Bay area in 1971 to work for famed photographer Ansel Adams, and has remained part of the photographic community ever since. As such, he has both witnessed and participated in the many events that have shaped the course of West Coast Photography over the past half-century.

Doors will open at 6:15 with light refreshments, and the lecture will begin at 6:45.

Ted Orland lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he pursues parallel careers in teaching, writing & photography. In the early 1970’s he served as Ansel Adams Assistant and printer of Adams’ Yosemite Special Edition Prints. Ted taught at Adams’ Annual Yosemite Workshop for fifteen years, and currently teaches both field photography workshops and master classes on artistic development.

Ted is co-author (with David Bayles) of the classic artist’s survival guide, Art & Fear, and author of its companion volume, The View From The Studio Door. His personal photography engages a wide range of contemporary subject matter, while continuing the West Coast tradition of fine craftsmanship and printmaking. A large retrospective his art is planned for exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel in 2017.