NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
Jan, 12, 12:00-4:00pm Opening Reception Exhibit Runs Jan 12, 2019 Through Feb 12, 2019
'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
EXHIBITION / CALL FOR ART
The NHSPA is pleased to announce our 2019 Exeter members’ exhibition. It will take place Jan. 12-Feb. 10, 2019. As in past years, the show will be held at the Exeter Town Hall. Opening reception is on Saturday, January 12, from 12:00-4:00PM.
Drop off - Saturday, January 5 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Hanging of the exhibit will take place immediately after the drop-off close, beginning January 5 at 12:00noon.
Pickup - Sunday February 10, from 3-4 pm. If you cannot make that day, have someone pick up your work since we have to clear the Town Hall that day
Entries - One or two properly framed photographs.
ENTRY FORM LINKS BELOW The forms must be filled out when you drop off your photographs. Please keep in mind that we hang our photographs on panel supplied, not every photo should be large.
Poster - As in past years, we will use one of our members’ photos for a promotional poster. Send an email with the image you would like to be considered to Vanloon42@gmail.comby Nov. 26
Volunteers - Volunteers help make this show happen. Let us know as soon as possible if you can help with hanging, preparing labels, and/or arranging refreshments. Contact Carol VanLoon (Vanloon42@gmail.com)
CLICK BELOW :INFORMATION SHEET ENTRY FORM
Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members
Exhibit Runs Indefinitely
©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
Photography Workshop - Two Part Dec 12, 2018 and Jan 16, 2019
Mastering Landscapes - Photography Workshop (with Mike Goodman)Wednesday, December 12, 6-9pm $40
In this two session, workshop we will focus on capturing landscapes that have impact. Topics will include: finding landscapes , selecting the best perspective, lighting, insider secrets, the technical stuff including post-processing.
In the first session, we will cover these topics at length and examine numerous examples of award winning landscapes taken close to home and across the globe. In the second session, students will be asked to submit their own images for feedback and learning as well as a landscape assignment. Throughout, there will be extensive opportunity for questions & answers as well as open discussions on all aspects of landscape imagery.
**Students should have had a basic course in photography (such as the one offered by MSA’s Joe Perna or equivalent) and can handle operating their camera. This course assumes basic knowledge of photography.
Workshop Presented by NHSPA Member: Michael Goodman
Greece Photography Workshop September 2019
A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Gary Samson, David Speltz and Dimitris Varsalis
For the full package and more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Member Feature Article
“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________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NEW ENGLAND AREA PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTS
Exhibit Runs Through Dec 15, 2018
11 Tan Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
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.
Exhibit Runs Through Dec 30, 2018
Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America
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.
Dec 08 - Dec 12, 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.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Exhibit Runs Through January 2, 2018
Recollections: Diana H. Bloomfield & Sal Taylor Kydd
502c Commonwealth Avenue
(Inside Hotel Commonwealth)
Boston, MA 02215
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.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Exhibit Runs Through January, 20, 2019
1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz
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.
Exhibit Runs Through Feb, 28, 2019
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge - 02139 MA www.mitmuseum.mit.edu/exhibition/imagined-communities
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.
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.
Exhibit Opening Fall 2019
'The Polaroid Project'
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.
New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists
New Castle, NH 03854