Paris exhibit features architectural imagery of two RIT Big Shot photographers

‘Parisian Spaces’ runs through Jan. 31, 2014

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Dawn Tower DuBois

A lengthy exposure (about 20 seconds) of a person (lower right) coming up the steps of the Rodin Museum allows the viewer to see through the person.

Two former Rochester Institute of Technology professors probably best known recently for their work behind the camera on the RIT Big Shot are showcasing photography of a different kind in the cosmopolitan capital of France.

“Parisian Spaces,” an architectural photography exhibit that explores the streets of Paris, features photos taken by Dawn Tower DuBois and Bill DuBois. The exhibit, which opened Dec. 3 at the esteemed Galerie Spéos, runs through Jan. 31, 2014.

“We couldn’t be more excited that this exhibit has become a reality,” said Bill DuBois, who added that the couple traveled to Paris around Thanksgiving with Therese Mulligan, administrative chair of the School for Photographic Arts and Sciences in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, to hang the exhibit.

The images were captured when Dawn and Bill DuBois taught a two-week architectural photography workshop at the Parisian gallery in the 1990s.

“As architectural photographers, Dawn and Bill are always looking for unique spaces, trying to explore the city with fresh eyes and convey new views and perspectives of places familiar to those who live in it daily,” the gallery writes in its artistic statement on the exhibit. “With students from Paris as well as the United States, their experiences were stimulating, leading to many new photographic opportunities all over the city.”