Elkins Park, PA - December 19th, 2012
THE FRAME HOUSE HOSTS 'DECISIVE MOMENT' PHOTOS A collection of images taken by local filmmaker and photographer Glenn A. McCurdy is on display at The Frame House in Elkins Park. The exhibit, entitled “The Decisive Moment”, was selected from the artist's 50 year career that began in the 1960s when he worked in Paris for the Herald Tribune. Among the photos are unique images of President Barack Obama's first campaign during a whistlestop tour of Philadelphia's Main Line and a signed 1971 photo of Philadelphia boxing legend Joe Frazier winning the heavyweight title in Madison Square Garden. “French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described his work as an ongoing search for the 'decisive moment',” said McCurdy. “This collection represents the results from my own efforts to capture that special image.” Following his career in Paris where he became est...
Elkins Park, PA - September 14th, 2012
The opening program of the new season at the Cheltenham Camera Club in suburban Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 7:30 p.m. will feature internationally recognized photographer and film-maker Glenn McCurdy of Elkins Park. McCurdy's subject will be "Making The Move From Snapshots to Fine Art Images: Enhancing Your Skills." Challenged by the brilliant work of French master Henri Cartier-Bresson while working for the Paris Herald Tribune in the 1960s, McCurdy's free-lance photo-journalism soon began appearing in Sunday magazine's all over America. His articles focused on a variety of subjects from the dropout generation in France to European conmen who preyed on tourists to the bizarre latin lover life found on the street of Rome.Constantly challenged by Cartier-Bresson's "critical moment" approach McCurdy became much more aware of the flaws in his own work. Limited f...
Elkins Park, PA - December 21st, 2011
A photograph featured in Glenn McCurdy's "Bresson in America" Gallery at http//Glenn-McCurdy.FineArtAmerica.com entitled "Seattle Street Music" will be among the works on display at the 71st Annual Members Exhibition held at the Cheltenham Center for The Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, Pa., from Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2011, to Sunday, Feb. 5, 2011. An opening reception for all participants is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 8th from 1-5 p.m. A lifelong photographer influenced by the work of French master Cartier-Bresson, McCurdy also had a long career as a documentary filmmaker at ABC-TV syndication where he and an outstanding team of editors and cameramen won a total of five Golden Globe awards for a variety of films that included an hour special on the late boxing legend Joe Frazier. In a review prior to its' release Sport Illustrated called the prime time special, "the best documentary on boxing...ever."