Join us for the culmination of our month-long series of events celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the opening of Alfred and Jean Burgert’s photographic studio. Five speakers will address different aspects of the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection and its uses, with the afternoon concluding with a caking cutting. University of South Florida professor and coauthor of the book, Pioneer Commercial Photography : The Burgert Brothers, Tampa, Florida, Robert Snyder will open with an exploration of the Burgert family and the development of brothers’ work into a significant community resource. Gary Mormino, University of South Florida Professor Emeritus and a prolific author, will discuss the use of the photographs within newspapers and other publications. Bryan Weinstein, creator of the Tampa Changing website, will compare and contrast current photographs with Burgert Brothers images of structures. Delphin Acosta, architectural historian and author, will examine the value of the collection from a residential design perspective. Rodney Kite-Powell, historian and curator of the Tampa Bay History Center, will look at life in the year 1917 through Burgert Brothers photographs.
Refreshments will be provided.
Funded by the Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library.