Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, an internationally acclaimed documentary photographer, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Har HaShem synagogue, 3950 West Baseline Road, Boulder.
Burkhart’s recent work has been with Power of Hope Kibera, a non-profit organization in the Nairobi slum of Kibera, Kenya. The resulting photographic series is called Kibera: a Slice of Heaven (http://maureenruddyburkhart.com/kibera/). Prints are available at Hamburg Kennedy Photo- graphs in New York.
Her work has been in exhibits internationally and is in collections in Beijing, the Asia Society Museum in New York and MIT’s Islamic Architecture Library.
An award-winning artist for 35 years, Burkhart received her BFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has worked as a portrait and commercial/
stock photographer, filmmaker, videographer and a conceptual fine artist.
“Often, especially with my landscape work, I embrace what I refer to as the ‘intimate landscape.’ I’m interested in the worldly as well as the ‘spirit’ landscape,” she says on her website (http://maureenruddyburkhart.com).
Burkhart, who lives in Longmont, has worked in a variety of photographic formats, including the iPhone. Her iPhone Hipstamatic series, Capricho Espańol (Whimsical Spain), can be viewed at http://hipstography.com/combos/combo-307-maureen-ruddy-burkhart.html.
Burkhart also offers iPhonography tours of Spain and iPhone photography courses in Longmont. Her next iPhone class is from 9:30 a.m. on two Saturdays, Feb. 28 and March 7, at the DARKROOM Gallery, 515 Main St., Longmont. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The topic for the monthly competition is Mannequins.