Campus Spotlight

campus spotlight photo

Oct. 17, 2017
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

An exhibition celebrating the work of Jeannette Klute (1918-2009), a groundbreaking figure in color photography, will be on view from Oct. 5 until Nov. 3 in Willam Harris Gallery. Klute was a student at the Mechanics Institute, which was renamed Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944, before becoming a visual research photographer and lab supervisor at Eastman Kodak. Klute began taking photography classes at the Mechanics Institute in 1938, when the photography industry was dominated by men. A companion biography, Jeannette Klute: A Photographic Pioneer, details Klute’s life and work. Published by RIT Press, the biography was authored by School of Photographic Arts and Sciences administrative chair Therese Mulligan.

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