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The Photography of Dan Mangan

The Photography of Dan Mangan

Main Floor
March 23 - June 5, 2006

Opening Reception
March 24, 2006, 5:00 pm

Southern Pennsylvania Autumn

Dan Mangan has had over 35 years experience as a newspaper reporter, writer and editor, and communications manager. He has worked for the Gettysburg Times newspaper; companies and associations in Washington, D.C.; and, for nearly 20 years, the Democratic Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg. From 1976 to 1981, he headed the news information office for Gettysburg College.

On the Sea of Galilee

There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, March 24th, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. on the Main Floor of the Library.

"My digital images represent a diversity of subjects and interpretations. In my work I concentrate on line and form, geometric patterning and symmetry, the richness of color, subtle relationships of light and shadow, and, just for the sheer fun of it, occasional flights of stylistic fancy. People unaware they are being photographed also may find themselves in front of my lens."

Dahlia Shadow and Light

"I create photographs because I want to satisfy my innate sense of wonder, to see something for the first time, as through a child's eyes, and figuratively to set in stone what my eyes see about me. Photography requires concentrated focus in all its creative stages, and thus goes far toward fulfilling my meditative requirement. Subject possibilities are boundless, because just about anything in our visual world has photographic potential, a potential made all the richer by the creative processes involved in digital photographic art."

"My aim is to explore that potential, to funnel the beauty I see through a lens, and then re-interpret it onto a screen or photographic paper-all the while remaining essentially true to the subject in front of the lens. In that sense, photography represents an essential adjunct to my sense of sight."

Spruce with Aspens

Cascading Light, Shadow

"What I shoot may be subjectively commonplace; however, there is beauty and originality to be found even in the mundane. I am pleased if others who see my work allow their minds to rest upon the nuances of the image, and come away satisfied that they have experienced a unique interpretation of beauty or human endeavor. I intend for them not only to see a lens into my world, but light a spark of recognition into theirs, as well."

Dan Mangan

Each print originated with a Canon 20D single lens reflex or Canon G2 digital cameras. Any edits were done with Apple iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop technologies, all the while remaining essentially true to the subject in front of the lens. The prints, all originals, were produced on a state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Photo 2200 printer utilizing 10 mil, RC-based Epson Premium Luster paper, and seven-color Epson UltraChromeTM archival pigment inks applied with Advanced Micro Piezo® printing technology at 2880 dots per inch. When properly displayed indoors under glass, the prints have a light-fastness rating of up to 71 years.

Blades I

All photographs on this page are Copyright © Dan Mangan.

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