Spotlight Tours: August 1 with Martha Casanave
Sundays, August 1 – September 19, 2021
MMA La Mirada
720 via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940
Each Sunday at 1:00 pm, MMA hosts a guest photographer to lead a Spotlight Tour through the Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of exhibition. Learn about the artistic process and unique insights through the lens of professional photographers.
Pre-register by selecting the 1:00 pm time slot on the appropriate date when purchasing tickets.
MARTHA CASANAVE earned a degree in Russian Language and Literature from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and then worked as a translator in Washington, DC. She later made her career in photography, which she had practiced since childhood. Every year between 1984 – 1995 she combined her language and photography skills by taking groups of American photographers on workshop tours to the Soviet Union.
Casanave has been a working, teaching, exhibiting, and award-winning photographer for 45 years. She taught photography at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College for thirty years, until the 2020 pandemic induced retirement. Four monographs of her work have been published: Past Lives, Photographs by Martha Casanave (Godine, 1991), Beware of Dog (Center for Photographic Art, 2002) Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline (Hudson Hills Press, 2006) and Trajectories, A Half Century of Portraits (Image Continuum Press, 2013).
Casanave’s photographs are included in many major collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cantor Arts Center (Stanford), the Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Her latest work was exhibited in “Present Tense”at the Center for Photographic Art, 2021, and will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum in 2022.