"As time marches on where we've become more of a technical society…we've become removed…alienated from making things, there's also a sense of a lack of community…and I think that's what we do at Penumbra, the idea that we bring people together…"
Photo Credit: © Gabriela Hnizdo
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation. An impressive organization devoted to both historical and alternative photographic processes. Kai and Michael sat down with Geoffrey at Penumbra after taking a tour of the facilities which included a beautiful portrait studio with floor to ceiling window light, great workspaces, a storefront tintype studio, a library, a camera repair shop, and so much more. We talk about Geoffrey's passion for education, his background in philosophy, and his desire to create community. We also talk a lot about his very ambitious plans for Penumbra as an educational and resource center for photographers. Check out their lecture series, workshops, and how to support them at the link below.
Kai & Geoffrey in one of the great studios at Penumbra
Lens collection at Penumbra
Kai, Geoffrey, Michael