NEWSLETTER November/December 2019
Opening Reception Is Jan. 5 12pm - 4pm
Before the 12:00 noon opening on January 5, there will be a very brief member meeting followed by a gallery talk by a
special guest presenter to be announced at a later date.
The gallery is open 12-4 on Sat and Sunday during the show.
We will need gallery sitters:
Jan 5 (help with opening)
Jan 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Feb 1, 2
Pat Kennedy-Corlin is working on providing the refreshments for the opening, please contact Pat if you are willing to help out.
We are looking for folks to give 45-minute gallery talks? Interested? contact Carol
Once again we are calling for photographs to grace the exhibition poster. Deadline is Dec. 1 midnight.
Send your image to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Statewide Documentary Project Update
(Formerly Introduced As NH-NOW Project)
The Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth, N.H., Photograph By Michael Sterling ©
Gary Samson, Michael Sterling and Dan Gingras met November 25th with the team from the New Hampshire Historical Society and several other historical societies who are now part of the joint venture supporting the New Hampshire 2020 project.
Bill Dunlap of the New Hampshire Historical Society informed the group that he is in the final phase of securing an initial $35,000 to provide funding for the production of the 250 page book and some of the collateral material necessary for the seven statewide exhibits that will open simultaneously. The level of enthusiasm from the participating institutions is extremely high, and a lengthy discussion was had about the book, and how the sponsor (who we’re not ready to name yet) is planning on distributing hundreds of books to their clients in addition to the hundreds of books which will be sold at the historical societies. A final count of the books has not been made, but it’s looking like it will be in the thousands. Every photographer will be credited for their photographs in the book and exhibitions.
The NHSPA has a lot to gain from the successful completion of this project, but there is still much work to be done. We are planning on having a meeting of all NH 2020 photographers on the opening day (January 5th) of the Exeter exhibit to answer questions, and discuss the following:
• High level overview (NHHS, fundraising) and summary timeline (active photography, curating, preparation, show schedule)
• Number of participants and images submitted so far
• ’Tough love’ request for more images - shoot at multiple locations/regions, variety of topics (hand out the list below), grittier topics
• Technical challenges - RAW files/xmp files, offer of technical help (format of help TBD)
• Notice that round 2 of technical reviews will be scheduled
• ’Tough love’ - we need assistance in various areas - locating and reserving venues, organizing and validating technical format of submitted images, publicity
We are asking that participants really focus on creating a complete and full portrayal of life in New Hampshire in 2019-2020. Here is a list of some of the items we are looking for:
• Architecture – modern, historical, etc.
• Astrophotography over NH landscape
• ATV enthusiasts
• Beer and Wine makers
• Business – retail and / or office
• Children in an educational setting *
• Environmental portraits (artists, crafts people etc)
• Fairs (county, farm, ethnic)
• Family life
• Farms, Farm to Table, restaurants
• Fishing Industry / families hunting for deer, turkey etc
• Gaming clubs
• Gun / Hunting Enthusiasts *
• Homeless *
• Immigrants * (it’s really important to show the ethnic diversity in the state)
• Isle of Shoals and ‘Pelicans’
• LGBT community *
• Logging industry
• Manufacturing (hi tech, small, large)
• Night Scenes
• People working at their daily job
• People with disabilities *
• Political - campaigning, polling booths, NH Primary, NH legislature
• Poverty * (trailer parks)
• Prisons * women’s and men’s prisons
• Snowmobile enthusiasts
• Streetscapes and scenes
• Gritty” - the opposite of beautiful New Hampshire landscapes. Images of buildings, people, situations that are not beautiful but reflect a downside of life in our state. Once again, be sensitive to how you portray your subjects.
We’re anticipating lots of publicity for this project and each and every one of you who participates will benefit professionally and artistically from your hard work.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
If you have any NH Now questions, submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your interest and
participation in NHSPA NH-Now Statewide Photography Project.