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Coming in 2021: Retrospective Exhibition at the George Eastman Museum


Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown

Career Retrospective Exhibition

Catalog with texts by Will Green (Curator) and Keith Davis


February 5 - June 20, 2021


George Eastman House

900 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607


New Recording: Brooks Jensen on Carl Chiarenza

Those Who Inspire Me (and Why) 

Brooks Jensen on Carl Chiarenza


Just released audio recording. Listen to the recording of Brooks Jensen discussing the work of Carl Chiarenza on LensWork Online.


New Monograph: Landscapes of a Mind Evolving


New Monograph by LensWork

with text by Bill Johnson


65 images, 72 pages

Book dimensions: 9" wide by 8" tall


In this volume, we are delighted to bring attention to Carl Chiarenza’s important 1988 monograph, Landscapes of the Mind. This museum-quality hardbound is now an expensive collectible that is difficult to find. Chiarenza’s images, however, are still as captivating and mesmerizing as they were in his 1988 publication. If you’ve not seen his book, perhaps the images in this LensWork Monograph will explain why we are so motivated to introduce Chiarenza to those who might not be acquainted with his creative vision — which, by the way, continues. Many of the images in this LensWork Monograph are new, and demonstrate Chiarenza’s evolving vision and his ongoing explorations of landscapes of his mind.




Interview: Carl Chiarenza on Boston Photography

Interview with Charles Giuliano 

August 7, 2019



Berkshire Fine Arts


During graduate study at Boston University photographer Carl Chiarenza was a professor, mentor and friend. We spoke at length about how JFK and the Vietnam War nudged him into studying art history. At Harvard he was the first American to write a dissertation on photography. It was a biography and critical study of then living American icon Aaron Siskind. Now retired from the University of Rochester he continues to create new work.



“Each episode in the Symphony,” Stravinsky wrote, “is linked in my imagination with a specific cinematographic impression of the war. But the Symphony is not programmatic. Composers combine notes—that is all. How and in what form the things of this world are impressed upon their music is not for them to say.”