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Photography Lecture Series with Greg Mettler

March 20, 2017, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
MMA Pacific Street

$10 admission, Free for Members                                                          Greg Mettler                                                     

Greg Mettler: Project-Based Photography                                       Photographers are often labeled as a specific type of photographer such as landscape, street, portrait or nude.  I have never felt a specific elegance to a style of photography but rather, let whatever interests me at the time dictate my direction.  So, if I had to label myself, I would say I am a project-based artist.  For this lecture series at the Monterey Museum of Art, I will share several of these projects with the audience.

Greg Mettler uses his camera to create archives.  His subjects range from nude strangers acquired on Craigslist to documenting his grandparent’s belongings after their death.  His main objective is to use the lens to represent his subject matters in a new context, addressing greater social, economic or environmental issues.  Originally from the Central Valley, Greg Mettler received his undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University and his Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University.  He currently has a studio in Sand City, CA and teaches photography and video at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College.  A nationally exhibited artist, Greg continues to push himself to develop new projects that challenge preconceived notions of lens-based artwork.


Join us for a six-part lecture series about the diverse and wonderful photographers of the Central Coast. Local experts will be featured in one-hour lectures about their chosen subjects. Visitors are welcome to bring food and drinks during this lunchtime lecture series.


 Upcoming Lecture Dates:

  • March 27 – Jane Olin