Faculty Spotlight: Gentry’s “Ritratto Gratis” Featured in “Corriere dell’Umbria”, Italy

“Ritratto Gratis” ©Erika Gentry

During her summer residency stay at Art Studio Ginestrelle near Assisi Italy, Prof. Erika Gentry went to several Umbrian towns and asked to make portraits of the residents which they could in turn, collect for free at the International exhibition of art in Assisi at the “Gallery Le Logge”, December 2-9, 2012.

The concept “Ritratto Gratis” or “Free Portrait” is not a new one among artists but Gentry felt it was fitting for the historical town of Assisi as she was inspired from the following quote from St. Francis of Assisi himself. He said “Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received–only what you have given.”

Gentry made over 80 portraits in two weeks and a journalist from the local paper “Corriere dell’Umbria” saw her, interviewed her and ran this charming looking story in Italian. Wonder what it says?! Gentry used this summer opportunity to work with and learn the new Phase One software, CS6, Lightroom 4.0 and the Phase One medium format digital back for the Hasselblad camera – way cool! Read more in the article in the CCSF Newsletter.
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