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July 2011

Alamance County Arts Council in Graham, NC, Offers Works by Margo Tanssing Pinkerton and Arnie Zann

The Alamance County Arts Council in Graham, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Tropical Impressions, featuring an exhibit of photography by husband and wife team, Margo Tanssing Pinkerton and Arnie Zann, on view at the 1873 Captain James & Emma Holt White House through July 23, 2011. A reception will be held on July 12, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Margo Pinkerton, a.k.a. The Barefoot Contessa, got her first camera at age eight and has been photographing and traveling with a passion ever since. She started out as a location and stock photographer for advertising, corporate, travel, and outdoor clients in the early 80s, and has given numerous photo workshops and lectures, and has led many photo adventures. Her work has appeared in a plethora of calendars, coffee-table books, and magazines worldwide, including GEO and National Geographic Traveler.

Pinkerton’s photographs have won numerous awards over the years and are in private collections here and abroad. Growing up in an artistic family that exposed her to the great museums and painters of the world has given her a unique insight into composition and the quality of light. The energy and passion for photography that she brings to the workshops is infectious.

Her husband and partner, Arnie Zann, started his career over 40 years ago photographing for LIFE and Time and has been published in almost every major magazine in the world. His award-winning work is in many private and museum collections including the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. He has given many workshops and seminars throughout his long career travelling the world for editorial and Fortune 100 and 500 clients.

Zann’s knowledge of the zone system and dramatic lighting brings strength to his photographs. He also has an uncanny eye for what photographs will become effective black and whites.

Both have shot extensively for stock images that have appeared in advertising, corporate, and editorial venues. Their passion is making beautiful images worldwide. As Pinkerton always says, “We can’t not do photography.”

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