Holography: A Love Story

Ana Maria Nicholson
Center for the Holographic Arts, NY, USA
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In my talk I will cover my involvement with holography and the wonderful, interesting people who have shared with me this holographic adventure. I will start with our fortuitous meeting with Lloyd Cross in a SoHo street in the early 70’s then to the co-founding of the Center for Experimental Holography under the umbrella of the Smithsonian Institute. I will also cover our stay at the University of Hawaii and my first exhibition of portraits, ” Children of Hawaii”, our return to New York and my work at Holographics, Inc, I will continue with my experiences at the Museum of Holography where our Portrait Studio was located, and my seminal meeting and subsequent close friendship with the late Rudie Berkhout. Lastly, I will cover the founding of the Center for the Holographic Arts with the late Dan Schweitzer and my directorship of the Holocenter for the past eleven years. The Artist in Residence Program was the heart of the Center where more than eighty artists created works of art that have been shown all over the world. Keywords: Holography, Art Holography, Ana Maria Nicholson, Holocenter, Center for the Holographic Arts.