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MEMBER EVENTS

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Opening Reception Nov 2, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Exhibit Runs Through Dec, 2, 2018

Thanks to Greece

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“Thanks to Greece”

The Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery 

136 State Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801 

www.nhartassociation.org

The show, in the East Gallery, “Thanks to Greece,” includes more than 60 images of Greece from Richard Moore and Sarah Flause's travels to Greece with the New Hampshire Institute of Art over the last two years.  The purpose is to raise funds for refugee relief, so prints are priced at a one-time all-time low to encourage gifts.  80% of the purchase price of any photo in the show will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Richard Moore and Sarah Flause

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Nov, 2, 5:00-8:00 Opening Reception  Exhibit Runs Through Dec, 2, 2018

 “Pressed for Time”, graphite and acrylic by Barbara Morse

“Unforgotten” The 19th annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition

N.H. Art Association’s The Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery 

136 State Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801 

www.nhartassociation.org

Opening reception, Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Raleigh Wine Bar of Portsmouth is donating wine and hors d'oeurves for the opening reception.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Kristin Burchsted, Norman DesfossesSusan Hershey, David OlkenRon St. Jean, Michael SterlingDebra Woodward

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec, 2, 2018

  

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“The Other Vietnam”

CFA Micro Gallery at Blue Loon Bakery

Main Street 

New London, NH

NHSPA member Jay Fitzpatrick of East Andover will exhibit 10 black and white photographs from his series, “The Other Vietnam,” at the Blue Loon Bakery in New London, NH, for three months starting Nov. 2. The exhibit is one of several art displays sponsored by local businesses as part of the Lake Sunapee Region Center for the Arts “Micro Gallery” program (info at: http://www.centerfortheartsnh.org/micro-galleries.html).

Jay joined a group of 18 others from around the U.S. in a two-week bicycling tour which started in Hanoi and proceeded to Ho Chi Minh City, with stops in several smaller towns and villages. The images may also be viewed at https://jayfitzpatrick.smugmug.com.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Jay Fitzpatrick

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Nov, 4, 5:30-8:30 Opening Reception  Exhibit Runs Through Nov 25, 2018

Best of the Best Exhibit

New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons

652 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820

www.cameracommons.com

The Best of the Best juried show opens Sunday, November 4 from 1-4 PM in the Workshop Gallery. There are three prizes for best in show selected by retired NH Institute of Art professor Bev Conway. All prizes are certificates for services at Camera Commons including $100, $50 and $25.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Jean Stimmell, Dan Soucey, Jay Reiter, Richard Lord, 

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Exhibiting Through Dec 31, 2018


'Photography Exhibit on NH Cultural Diversity'

University of New Hampshire-Durham

Dimond Library, Reference Room

The University Museum is sponsoring a photography exhibition on the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the Granite State. The exhibition features the work of New Hampshire photographer Becky Field, who has been documenting the lives of the state’s immigrant and refugee families since 2012.

In a state known for low cultural diversity, Field uses her camera to illustrate and celebrate the lives of new Americans. She has been welcomed into homes of recent immigrants and refugees and has photographed traditional and sacred ceremonies. A book of her photographs, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity, has won two national awards.

The exhibit of 20 photographs will be on view to the end of the year. 

In October, Becky was named "Concord's Most Fascinating Artist of 2018" by Concord Community TV for her photography project of immigrants and refugees in New Hampshire. A video made for the award announcement showing her on two photo shoots can be see at this link.  (https://youtu.be/-XkR3uCkv-8)

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Becky Fields

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Jan, 12, 12:00-4:00pm Opening Reception                          Exhibit Runs Jan 12, 2019 Through Feb 12, 2019

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'New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists  Members' 20th Annual Members' Exhibit and Sale'  

Exeter Town Hall Art Gallery

9 Front Street, 2nd Floor 

Exeter, NH 03833

http://www.nhspa.org/


Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  

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Exhibit Runs Indefinitely

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                 ©Susan Hershey                                ©Larry Elbroch                                           @KenGoldman     

'REFLECTIONS OF PORTSMOUTH EXHIBIT'

The New Foundry Place Garage

100 Foundry Place

Portsmouth, NH 03801

A temporary exhibit that lines windows of the garage and showcases both the beautiful imagery and creative talent that exists in Portsmouth. 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Susan Hershey, Lawrence Elbroch, Ken Goldman, David J. Murray

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“Letters from Iwo Jima” from the series “Just As He Left It” by Tony Attardo

NHSPA member Tony Attardo 

has a terrific spotlight article as a featured member of the Photographic Resource Center. Follow this link to the feature article and enjoy: https://prcboston.org/tony-attardo/

Feature Article Includes NHSPA Members:  Tony Attardo

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Greece Workshop September 2019

 

A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Gary Samson, David Speltz and Dimitris Varsalis

For the full package and more information please email greece2019@cameracommons.com

The New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons (The Center) specializes in photography workshops serving North America with clientele from across the U.S. Its workshops include travel photography, digital photography, film based large format view camera photography and 19th century handmade photographic processes. The Center, located in southern New Hampshire, has two beautifully lit and recently renovated galleries, and we expect that after this trip we will be exhibiting a selection of your work from Greece as part of an exhibit featuring travel photography.

This trip is meant not only for beginning and advanced amateurs, but also anyone interested in learning the basics of photography in absolutely magnificent, easy-to-photograph locations illuminated by the unique light of Greece. Photographers explore their subject in some depth providing a chance to create an intimate visual diary of their experiences in this extraordinary country. And for those not interested in photography but are accompanying a photographer, there is no shortage of opportunities to see and enjoy parts of Greece and Greek culture you might otherwise miss.

This trip is co-sponsored by the New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons and Hellenic Adventures http://www.hellenicadventures.com, a travel company specializing in customized travel services in Greece for travelers accustomed to not just seeing a land, but truly experiencing it. The company president and designer of this trip has been a Condé Nast Traveler top travel specialist for Greece since 2004. Hellenic Adventures is responsible for all trip arrangements and services and will manage trip registration.

We are confident that, with the photography team of Gary Samson and David Speltz's extensive photographic travel experience and our expert Greek guide Dimitris Varsalis, you will experience a superb photographic and international educational opportunity. We hope you will join us.

Workshop Presented by NHSPA Members:  David Speltz, Gary Samson

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NEW ENGLAND AREA PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTS

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Exhibit Runs Through Nov 25, 2018


'FILM ONLY' 

New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons

652 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820

www.cameracommons.com

Antelope Canyon by John Layton prints by Peter Bosco, Steve Sherman and John Layton, Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover  www.cameracommons.com

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Nov, 2, 5:30-8:30pm Opening Reception Exhibit Runs Through December 2, 2018

 

THRIVE: THE OVERCOME PROJECT / PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL REITANO

Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Phone: (802) 251-6051 Email: info@vcphoto.org

Artist Talk: Saturday, Nov 3rd – 6pm

Paul Reitano’s photographic series “Thrive: The Overcome Project” is an evocative and deeply personal body of work that stands as a symbol of resilience – and his not only surviving – but thriving in the aftermath of his 2012 cancer diagnosis. These photographs show the faces of the family, friends, community members, medical professionals, and all who contributed towards a unified goal of saving a life.

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Nov, 8, 6:00-8:00pm Opening Reception Exhibit Runs Through January 2, 2018

  

Recollections: Diana H. Bloomfield & Sal Taylor Kydd

Panopticon Gallery 

502c Commonwealth Avenue

(Inside Hotel Commonwealth)
Boston, MA 02215
617.396.7803

Panopticon Gallery is pleased to present Recollections: Diana H. Bloomfield and Sal Taylor Kydd. The two artists in this exhibition create soft, dream-like photographs that reflect the elusive and ambiguous nature of memory.

In her series The Old Garden, Diana H. Bloomfield photographs flowers cut from her garden and left to wither. The soft, muted colors against the textured surface of her studio are brought to life in Bloomfield’s use of gum bichromate, a 19th-century photographic process that combines chemistry and watercolor paints. Finding beauty in their decay, flowers including camellias, Lenten roses, and quince speak to Bloomfield’s southern roots and her memories of her grandparents’ garden.

Sal Taylor Kydd explores the idea of memory and our attempts to preserve it. Photographing the people and landscapes of her home in Maine, her images show moments that are clear and striking even as details of time, place, and identity are lost in the peripheral blur. Hand-printed in platinum-palladium, each photograph gives the appearance of a small moment, becoming a keepsake of the mysteries of the natural world and the distortion of memory over time.

A cocktail reception and artist talks on Thursday, November 8, from 6 to 8pm. 

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec 2, 2018


'A Sister Lost, A Family Gained'

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    617-267-9300   www.mfa.org/exhibitions/lorraine-ogrady-family-gained

When the Boston-born, New York–based artist Lorraine O’Grady (born 1934) visited Egypt in her 20s, two years after the unexpected death of her sister, she found herself surrounded for the first time by people who looked like her. While walking the streets of Cairo, the loss of her only sibling, Devonia, became confounded with the image of “a larger family gained.” Upon returning to the US, O’Grady began painstaking research on ancient Egypt, particularly the Amarna period of Nefertiti and Akhenaton, finding narrative and visual resemblances between their family and her own.

The exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of Miscegenated Family Album (1980/1994)the first work by O’Grady to enter the MFA’s collectionconsisting of 16 diptychs of color photographs that compare Devonia’s family with that of Nefertiti. The title of this major installation reclaims the pejorative term “miscegenation,” which was used in the context of the post–Civil War laws that made interracial marriage illegal until 1967. In this strongly feminist “novel in space,” as the artist describes it, O’Grady attempts to resolve a troubled relationship with her older sister by inserting their story into that of Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnedjmet. Paired images form visual “chapters” on topics such as motherhood, ceremonial occasions, husbands, and aging. Also on view, for the first time, are the only remaining photographs that document Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline, the 1980 performance that led to Miscegenated Family Album.

“Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained” represents an important moment of exhibiting the photographs in the city where O’Grady grew up in a family of Jamaican immigrants. Installed at the MFA, which contains one of the world’s greatest collections of ancient Egyptian art, the work reflects O’Grady’s view of ancient Egypt as a “bridge” country—the cultural and racial amalgamation of Africa and the Middle East, which flourished only after its southern half conquered and united with its northern half in 3000 BC. Both families featured in the photographs—one ancient and royal, the other modern and descended from slaves—are products of historic forces of displacement and hybridization.

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec 2, 2018

© Lawrence Manning

'On the Water in Southeast Asia'

Griffin Museum Photography

67 Shore Road

Winchester, MA       www. griffinmuseum.org/show/water-southeast-asia/

Lawrence Manning – Photographer - My first trip to Southeast Asia in April 2018 found me attracted to the symbiotic life and culture of the rivers, lakes, and ocean bays of Vietnam and Cambodia. I have been rendering these captures  mostly as references or sketches to create dreamy, evocative spaces and places that transform the viewers sense of location and reality. Anonymity and references to painting are important to the mood I am attempting to convey. The alterations and enhancements, the manipulations of color and form add to the emotional response I am seeking from the viewer. There is often no consideration to reveal the content as it was.

This approach has carried over to a body of evolving work “Murder,” a yearly  annoying  invasion of crows in the town where I live, into an artistic, whimsical body of work. (A flock of crows is referred to as a “murder.” )

With my discovery of Instagram a year ago,   I have been excited to dig deeper into the art/photo universe and I gratefully receive inspiration on a daily basis from other artists who excite me. My Instagram presence features many of the subjects I love.

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec 15, 2018


Southern Rites: Gillian Laub

Lamont Gallery
11 Tan Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
603-777-3461

Gillian Laub has spent the last two decades investigating political conflicts, exploring family relationships, and challenging assumptions about cultural identity. Her work frequently addresses the experiences of adolescents and young adults in transition who struggle to understand their present moment and collective past. In Southern Rites, Laub engages her skills as a photographer, filmmaker, storyteller, and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness.

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec 30, 2018


Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Harvard University
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617.496.5387   www.carpenter.center/program/time-is-now-photography-and-social-change-in-james-baldwin-s-america

By the time of his death, essay collections such as The Fire Next Time (1963) and novels like Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone (1968) earned the prolific African American novelist, playwright, poet, and essayist James Baldwin (1924–1987) an international reputation as one of the most consequential American cultural critics. This exhibition of photographs made during Baldwin’s lifetime is both biographical and thematic. It works to visualize and explore the places, the personal, and historical events that framed Baldwin’s life and themes in his writing, including: the history of racism and the role of race in American history and life, sexuality, personal transformation, family, music, religion, violence, and the function of the artist in society and art, and social change. Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America charts the nation’s transformative cultural moment alongside the life of one of its most influential figures, interweaving the two narratives through the lens of the American documentary tradition.

Photographers include: Diane Arbus, Richard Balzer, Dawoud Bey, Peter Campbell, William Carter, Bruce Davidson, Roy DeCarava, Frank Espada, Robert Frank, Leonard Freed, Joanne Leonard, Ken Light, Danny Lyon, Marion Palfi, Ben Shahn, Steve Schapiro, John Simmons, Francis J. Sullivan, and Marion Post Wolcott.

Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America  charts a second interwoven narrative as well. All of the exhibition’s photographs are drawn from the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museums, a third of which were originally part of the Carpenter Center’s renowned teaching collection of more than 10,000 prints, 40,000 negatives, and related materials, which were transferred to the museums in 2002. A unique resource for the study of fine art, social documentary, and professional photography, the collection was established in the mid-1960s to consolidate some of Harvard University’s holdings of significant historical photographs and to support teaching of the history and aesthetic practice of photography by challenged existing paradigms about the meaning and function of photography through innovative exhibitions, publications, programs, and teaching.

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Nov 3, 2018 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Jupiter Hall presents "Intermediate Photography" 

Jupiter HAll

89 Hanover St.

Manchester, NH

https://intermediatephotographynov3.eventbrite.com​

A workshop led by award winning artist and photographer Ron Ranere. Take your photography to the next level and make images capture the moment, don't just take pictures. Learn the fine tuning of the camera controls and digital manipulation to make the image just the way you want not just what you get by snapping the shutter.

This class covers:

  • Never use your camera in auto mode again
    Controlling perspective with your lens, which is the right one
    What are the plus and minus exposure all about
    When to use aperture priority and shutter priority
    Control white balance for visual effects
    Make depth of field work for you
    Using Flash for fill outdoors
    Breaking the rules of Composition
    Digital workflow
    Post production

Once you know the rules of composition, now you can break them to make outstanding photos. Put it all together to create the final output: prints, slideshows, books or uploading to the cloud to share. Assignments will be critiqued to help you understand the difference between a great image and a good one. Check out the website for more related workshops. Cost $75

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Nov 3, 2018 9:00 AM until 04:00 PM

A WALKING TOUR in the Canterbury Center and meet local artisans.

Canterbury Center

9 Center Rd.
Canterbury, NH

Kathie Fife Photography (603) 783-9334

kathie@kathiefife.com http://www.kathiefife.com

In the Meeting House, located behind the church, artisans Kathie Fife Photography and Jolene Cochrane of Grain Fed Spoons welcome you.

Enjoy Kathie Fife’s fine art scenic photographic tour of New Hampshire’s natural landscapes and historic villages. Many art items available for early holiday shopping include calendars, greeting cards, ornaments, puzzles, bookmarks abd fine art prints. You can also view published books and works of art. 

Discover the art of wood spoon carving as Jolene Cochrane demonstrates for visitors. Jolene will have an assortment of wooden spoons available for purchase. 

A short walk across the green at Canterbury Center Bed and Breakfast meet host Lois Scribner and view the four guest rooms. Light refreshments will be available for a donation. Enjoy a bowl of soup or tea and cookies if you want to rest for a few minutes in the parlor or breakfast room. 

A mile away, visit with Jane Balshaw in her studio and view new art.

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Nov 4, 2018 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM


NHPPA Presents Lindsay Adler's "Body Beautiful" Program

Location: The Derryfield Country Club

625 Mammoth Road

Manchester, New Hampshire

 · Hosted by New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association

This seminar is a don't miss! World-renowned fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will talk about and demonstrate the tools and techniques that allow the beauty of the human form to shine through your photographic artwork.

Whether you photograph weddings, portraits, or boudoir, understanding how to flatter the body is essential. Lindsay will lay down a solid foundation of posing and styling so that you can make your clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.

REGISTER NOW - SEATING IS LIMITED!
 www.nhppa.com

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Nov 8, 2018 7:00pm until 9:00pm

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NHAA gallery - Robert Lincoln Levi Gallery

136 State St.

Portsmouth, NH

Rick Hopley's photography presentation on the now completed Sarah Long Bridge, Portsmouth, NH.  Rick produced the photography for the Maine DOT monthly progress reports throughout the construction of the bridge, much of it shot from a helicopter.  We got to see some of Rick's work during construction, and his images are stunning. 

The November meeting of the NHAA photo group us open to the public.

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Nov 10, 2018 9:30 AM until 04:30 PM

Jupiter Hall presents "Fashion Photography," 

Jupiter HAll

89 Hanover St.

Manchester, NH

https://intermediatephotographynov3.eventbrite.com​

A day-long class led by award-winning artist and fashion and beauty photographer Ron RanereFlashes popping, beautiful women, incredible men, and exotic locations: this is fashion photography in the movies where more attention is paid to the models and photographers than to the clothes. In reality, clothes and accessories, and models to display them, are paramount during a fashion shoot. The team of model, hair, makeup artist, stylist, and photographer execute the art director's concept.

At this day-long class, you will learn how to understand and execute the shoot concept, cast the shoots, manage the shoot, practice proper studio techniques, and walk away with a satisfied client. Check out the website for the class schedule and other related workshops.

IMPORTANT: Come with an SLR or a DSLR that you know how to use. In the afternoon, you will be shooting with a professional model and be connected to the studio strobes with a pocket wizard in your flash shoe. All the techniques that you learn are applicable to portrait photography too. Cost $175

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Nov, 15, 2018 5:30-7:30 Opening Reception   Exhibit Runs Through January, 20, 2019

1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz 

1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

9400 College Station

Brunswick - 04011 ME

In a visual diary of iconic photographs, Ruetz captured the events and circumstances of 1968 and the ideas and socio-political changes associated with the '68 Movement in Germany and beyond.

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec, 2, 201

R. J. Kern: The Unchosen Ones, Out to Pasture

R. J. Kern: The Unchosen Ones, Out to Pasture

Griffin Museum Photography

67 Shore Road

Winchester, MA  

https://griffinmuseum.org/show/r-j-kern-unchosen-ones-pasture/

The Unchosen Ones takes place on the sidelines of county fair animal contests in Minnesota in 2016. These county fairs lead up to the Minnesota State Fair, one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world. One isn't born a winner or loser, but a chooser. This theme I explore in this series.

As we look at them, they look back, allowing us to think about how we choose winners and the repercussions for the ones not chosen.
The project consists of over 60 portraits made at 10 Minnesota county fairs in 2016. The photographs showcase the subject facing the camera, allowing the viewer to decide what connects and distinguishes these subjects.

With a vantage point straight onto the figures, the direct stance portrayed develops a typology, showcasing individual styles and characteristics. With a serial and systematic approach, the human condition is exposed in real-time. - R. J. Kern

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Exhibit Runs Through Dec, 2, 201

© Kate Breakey, "Coachwhip"  

Las Sombras, The Shadows: Kate Breakey

Griffin Museum Photography

67 Shore Road

Winchester, MA  

https://griffinmuseum.org/show/r-j-kern-unchosen-ones-pasture/

In the tradition of nineteenth-century photograms by William Henry Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins, this collection of recent work by Kate Breakey presents the animals, plants, and insects of the American Southwest with scientific precision and breathtaking loveliness.

"I begin with a silver photographic image, a kind of evidence. Then I paint on this in many transparent layers of oil paint and pencil. If I am lucky, the media combine and become enmeshed, a curious union of what was real with my own exaggerations and embellishments, so I can show how beautiful it all is-the light, the form, the texture, and color-because I am a sensualist, and this is my deepest pleasure, my lovely addiction." Kate Breakey

Kate Breakey is internationally recognized for large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs, including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Since 1980, her work has appeared in more than seventy one-person exhibitions and more than fifty group exhibitions in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand, and France.

Breakey’s work is held in many public collections, including the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2004 , she received the Photographer of the Year Award from the Houston Center for Photography

A native of South Australia who has also lived and worked in Texas, Breakey now resides and photographs in the desert outside Tucson. Her work has been published in three books, Small Deaths: Photographs (2001) Birds/ Flowers (2002) and Painted Light (2010) – the first career retrospective of Breakey’s work encompassing twenty years of prolific image-making.

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Dec 08 - Dec 1, 2018 Members Preview       Dec 13, 2018 through Feb 24, 2019


“Ansel Adams in Our Time” 

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    617-267-9300  www.mfa.org/exhibitions/ansel-adams-in-our-time

“Ansel Adams in Our Time” traces the iconic visual legacy of Ansel Adams (1902–1984), presenting some of his most celebrated prints, from a symphonic view of snow-dusted peaks in The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (1942) to an aerial shot of a knotted roadway in Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles (1967). The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: his black-and-white photographs are displayed alongside prints by several of the 19th-century government survey photographers who greatly influenced Adams, as well as work by contemporary artists whose modern-day concerns centered on the environment, land rights, and the use and misuse of natural resources point directly to Adams’ legacy.

While crafting his own modernist vision, Adams was inspired by precursors in government survey and expedition photography such as Carleton Watkins (1829–1916), Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904), Timothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882) and Frank Jay Haynes (1853–1921), who worked with large bulky cameras and glass-plate negatives and set off into the wilderness carrying their equipment on mules. In some cases, Adams replicated their exact views of the Yosemite Valley, Canyon de Chelly, and Yellowstone, producing images that would become emblematic of the country’s national parks. In Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park (about 1937), the granite crags of the Yosemite Valley are wreathed in clouds after a sudden storm. Executed with unrivaled sensitivity and rigorous exactitude, the artist’s photographs popularized the notion that the American West was a pristine, and largely uninhabited, wilderness.

“Ansel Adams in Our Time” also brings Adams forward in time, juxtaposing his work with that of contemporary artists such as Mark Klett (born 1962), Trevor Paglen (born 1974), Catherine Opie (born 1961), Abelardo Morell (born 1948), Victoria Sambunaris (born 1964), and Binh Danh (born 1977). The more than 20 present-day photographers in the exhibition have not only been drawn to some of the same locations, but also engaged with many of the themes central to Adams’ legacy: desert and wilderness spaces, Native Americans and the Southwest, and broader issues affecting the environment: logging, mining, drought and fire, booms and busts, development, and urban sprawl.

Adams’ stunning images were last on view at the MFA in a major exhibition in 2005; this new, even larger presentation places his work in the context of the 21st century, with all that implies about the role photography has played—and continues to play—in our changing perceptions of the land. The Adams photographs in the exhibition are drawn from the Lane Collection, one of the largest and most significant gifts in MFA history.

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Exhibit Runs Through Feb, 28, 2019

Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

MIT Museum

265 Massachussetts Avenue

Cambridge - 02139 MA   www.mitmuseum.mit.edu/exhibition/imagined-communities


Imagined Communities, a retrospective of photographer Mila Teshaieva's multi-year work on constructed identities, is drawn from three recent projects in which she interrogates the idea of nation as an "imagined community" and a political construct that is often in conflict with private and public memory. The striking photographs are especially relevant in a time when many countries are embroiled politically and culturally in refugee crises, immigration policy protest and debate, issues of national identity, and resurgent nationalism.

This is the first monographic exhibition in the U.S. and the first solo exhibition in Boston for Teshaieva (b. Ukraine, 1974). Accompanying the photographs are first person accounts of the events, situations, and subjects depicted, as well as commentary by the photographer and the curator of the exhibition.

ARTIST TOUR

Nov. 4, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Meet photographer Mila Teshaieva and enjoy a small group tour of Imagined Communities. Limited tickets available at 1:30 p.m. on day of event for Museum visitors of age 12+ on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Jan 19, 2019 through May 12, 2019


'A Way Of Life, A Way Of Seeing'

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    617-267-9300  www.mfa.org/exhibitions/graciela-iturbides-mexico

Avenue of the Arts

The photographs of Graciela Iturbide not only bear witness to Mexican society but express an intense personal and poetic lyricism about her native country. One of the most influential photographers active in Latin America today, Iturbide captures everyday life and its cultures, rituals, and religions, while also raising questions about paradoxes and social injustice in Mexican society. Her photographs tell a visual story of Mexico since the late 1970s—a country in constant transition, defined by the coexistence of the historical and modern as a result of the culture’s rich amalgamation of cultures. For Iturbide, photography is a way of life and a way of seeing and understanding Mexico and its beauty, challenges, and contradictions.

This is the first major East Coast presentation of Iturbide’s work, featuring approximately 125 photographs that span her five-decade-long career. Organized into nine sections, the exhibition opens with early photographs, followed by three series focused on three of Mexico’s many indigenous cultures: Juchitáncaptures the essential role of women in Zapotec culture; Los que viven en la arena (Those Who Live in the Sand) concentrates on the Seri people living in the Sonoran Desert; and La Mixteca documents elaborate goat-slaughtering rituals in Oaxaca, serving as critical commentary on the exploitation of workers. Thematic groupings highlight Iturbide’s explorations of various aspects of Mexican culture, including fiestas, death and mortality, and birds and their symbolism. Her more recent work is presented in two series related to Mexico’s cultural and artistic heritage, featuring plants—mainly cacti—in “intensive care” at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Gardens, as well as El baño de Frida (Frida’s Bathroom), depicting personal belongings in Frida Kahlo’s bathroom at the Casa Azul that had been locked away for 50 years after the artist’s death.

Iturbide’s powerful and provocative photographs are anti-picturesque, anti-folkloric. Her work embodies her empathetic approach to photography and her deep connection with her subjects, asking questions through its capacity for imaginary associations. Drawn primarily from Iturbide’s own collection, “Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” also includes the Museum’s recent acquisition of 37 works by the artist, as well as loans from museums and private collections throughout the US and Mexico. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue produced by MFA Publications.

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Exhibit Opening Fall 2019


'The Polaroid Project'

MIT Museum

265 Massachussetts Avenue

Cambridge - 02139 MA  www.mitmuseum.mit.edu/thepolaroidproject

In its heyday, Polaroid and its products were loved by millions of amateurs and embraced by countless professionals. ThePolaroidProject tells the fascinating and instructive story of the Polaroid company, and presents all aspects of Polaroid photography, including the technology that made it possible. Fittingly, after traveling around the world, this critically acclaimed exhibition will make its final stop at the MIT Museum, approximately a block from where instant film was first invented.

This unique exhibition explores various dimensions of the art-technology relationship through the exhibition of both art and artifacts. There will be over two hundred photographs by 120 artists, including Ansel Adams, Chuck Close, Barbara Crane, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Hans Hansen, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman.  The exhibition also showcases more than 75 artifacts--including cameras, prototypes, experimental films and other technical materials--from the MIT Museum’s own collection of historical Polaroid artifacts.

Accompanying the exhibition is ThePolaroidProject: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, a richly designed catalog with over 300 illustrations.

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