Jim Schaefer Photography
I've been photographing and studying photographs since I was an undergraduate in the late 1960's. For the past 10 years I've taught photo history at Georgetown University, where I am associate dean of the Graduate School.
My favorite subject is the urban landscape. Among the photographers I most admire are the Evanses (Frederick and Walker), Harry Callahan, Ray Metzker (who attended Beloit College 15 years before I did ), and Frank Gohlke.
My favorite quotation about the nature of photography was not written about photography at all:
"In its countless alveoli space contains compressed time. That is what space is for."
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard