The Michigan Daily
Thursday, September 17, 1987
By Lauren Shapiro
Starting this month, t h e
University of Michigan Sesqui-
centennial Celebration '87
Committee will be throwing a party
in the Alumni Center. Former
Presidents Ford and Carter, Henry
Kissinger, Marcel Marceau, Arthur
Miller, and many other celebrated
prtists will be attending to honor one
of Ann Arbor's most beloved
photographers, Bob Kalmbach.
The photographs of these
dignitaries and famous personalities
join a diverse and exciting collection
which Bob Kalmbach has selected to
exhibit as his "most memorable
Kalmbach has been part of the
news-making community in Ann
Arbor for over 30 years. During this
time, he has enjoyed photographing
not only famous personalities
visiting the University, but also
sporting events, concerts, campus
landscapes, and spontaneous shots of
people. Kalmbach says he, "loves
walking through the diag and just
noticing the diversification and
,excitement surrounding the
Kalmbach's strong bond and
dedication to the University is one of
the reasons the Celebration
Committee decided to pay tribute to
his work. Committee member
Vivian Shapiro, wife of University
President Harold T. Shapiro initiated
the idea for Kalmbach's exhibition.
Working closely with Kalmbach
over the years at various University
functions has given Mrs. Shapiro
great respect for the photographer
and his work. Members of the
Celebration Committee decided the
University's observance of four
landmark anniversaries this year,
"would be a marvelous opportunity
to exhibit many of his collected
photographs." Jean Cobb, an active
member of the Celebration
Committee describes Kalmbach as,
"a great part of the University. He's
been contributing to the Michigan
scene for over thirty years." She
adds that, "not only is his work
exceptional, but he is extremely
personable and humble."
Kalmbach began his career by
working with his father at
University's Photographic Services.
Assisting as a printer gave
Kalmbach the experience with
lighting, exposure, and filtering to
create a great print. Kalmbach says
he begins with a good idea, and
continues to develop it until he
reaches the final product: a perfect
Kalmbach revealed that
sometimes, having a good idea for a
print isn't enough. When taking a
photograph of the cube outside of
the Flemming Administration
Building, thinking of an original
presentation was no problem.
Finding the ice tongs to perfect his
composition was the only obstacle
The exhibition is a very exciting
event to Kalmbach. He reflects that
over the years, he has learned that
success behind the camera depends
upon his ability to naturally capture
the subject in front of him. He says
photographing celebrities it not
intimidating but, relaxing. Generally
he says, "visitors to the University
are warm and genuinely inquisitive
about the work. I'm doing behind
the camera. Only rarely do I run
into a disagreeable person when I'm
The exhibit offers students, as
well as area residents, the
opportunity to revel in and reflect
upon the joys of Ann Arbor. By
utilizing humor, intrigue, and action
within his photographs Kalmbach
gives his exhibition the full richness
needed to capture the many facets of
Bob Kalmbach's exhibit,
"Kalmbach and Camera," will be
on display in the Founders' Room of
the Alumni Center through the
month of September.
( Who ............. ?
A new exhibit by photographer Bob Kalmbach displays the artist's original
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