JUNEAU - Pinhole camera photography is the subject of a presentation to be given from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Alaska State Museum. The lecturer will be Yosi Pozeilov, senior photographer at the Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pozeilov will be in Juneau as part of a three-day conference being held here by the Western Association for Art Conservation, a professional organization. The talk is free to the public.
Instead of a lens, a pinhole camera can create an image using just a small hole in a box, a camera, or some type of light-tight enclosure. It is one of the most basic photographic principles, and can produce remarkably good quality images. Pinhole cameras can be made out of any number of materials, from oatmeal boxes to rooms in buildings.
In spite of the advances made in photography and equipment, there is still a significant following for the practice of pinhole photography and its variations.
The Western Association for Art Conservation is a nonprofit membership organization for professional museum conservators. WAAC was founded in 1975 to allow conservators practicing in the western United States to exchange ideas, information and news.