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NEWSLETTER  March/April 2020

PLEASE be aware that all events here may be affected by the Coronavirus

last minute scheduling changes. Use event contact information specifically for cancellation information. 

Due to the fluidity of many cancelations, as of March 15, 2020

NO NEW EVENTS will be added to this Newsletter.

The Coronavirus has changed all our lives, as citizens, as individuals and families, and as photographers. As an organization, NHSPA is concerned with the health and safety of our members, of the general public, and of the places where we live and work.

Out of that concern the board of NHSPA has agreed by electronic communication to postpone

or modify several upcoming events.




   New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists

‘Lecture Series’

NHSPA has postponed the the event. We hope to be able to offer it again in the near future. As with most organizations,

we are primarily concerned with the health and safety of our members.

Please stay tuned for more information.

'Ansel Adams, Environmentalist and Photographer’

A Slide Lecture By Lance Hidy

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM This Lecture Has Been Postponed

Portsmouth Public Library (2nd Floor, Hilton Garden Room)

175 Parrot Ave, 

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Registration Required: https://nhspa.wildapricot.org/event-3767678/Registration

Photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984) devoted his life to sharing the transformative power of wilderness through his art, and to leading the environmental movement. Speaker Lance Hidy was chosen by Adams to collaborate on the final book of his career, Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). Hidy continues to design the official Ansel Adams books for the Ansel Adams Trust and publisher Little, Brown & Company. Through his first-hand experience, Hidy brings a personal perspective to the Ansel Adams story.

In his lifetime Adams shot over 40,000 photographs; he produced several dozen books that have sold over a million copies; he cofounded the first museum department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art; and, for nearly 40 years he was a leader in the Sierra Club. The lecture is enlivened by quotes from Adams’ autobiography, and by dozens of his finest photographs.

After graduating from Yale and cofounding the Boston publishing firm of David R. Godine, Hidy established his own design studio in 1973, where he expanded his practice to include posters, illustration, and photog­raphy, while incorporating his love of printmaking with his training in letter forms. Hidy’s writings on design history and practice have been widely published.

A former art director of Harvard Business Review, he designed the typeface Penumbra for Adobe, designed three U.S. postage stamps, and specializes in corporate identity and logo design. He currently works as an accessibility specialist at NECC, helping faculty design courses that are more user-friendly. 


'7th Annual Crawford Notch Retreat At The Highland Center'

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April 24, 2020 through April 26, 2020

The Highland Center

White Mountain National Forest 


Bretton Woods, NH 03575

*Cost is free, but registration is required*


Another year has flown by and our annual photo retreat at the Highlands Center in Crawford Notch is right around the corner!

Don’t miss this chance to hang out with your fellow NHSPA members exchanging ideas, talking shop, wandering the trails with your camera, sharing your work, getting feedback, and making new friends at the evening’s social hour.

This year we encourage you to take advantage of the beautiful trails and vistas of the White Mountains during the day Saturday. In the afternoon Gary Samson will do a presentation on adjusting raw files in Photoshop’s Lightroom to maximize your images and we will have the Epson R600 printer to generate prints so make sure to bring your digital files.

To mix things up a bit we’ve added a Photo Slam following dinner on Saturday night. AND!!! a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Hunts Photo in Manchester. See page two for the schedule of all the weekend activities.

PLEASE register at the link above so we know you are joining us this year. We have eliminated the registration fee for this year’s retreat!

You will make your own reservation through the AMC Highlands Center by calling 603-466-2727. Make sure you let the operator know that you are part of the NHSPA retreat and use our reservation number 452220. If you are not an AMC member room rates with a shared bath are $99 per night and private bath queen rooms are $143. Rates are reduced for AMC members and the discount would apply immediately if you choose to join when you register. Member rates are $82 with shared bath and $119 for a Queen room with private bath. The Highland Center is reserving a block of rooms for the NHSPA through March 23 and after that date reservations will be on a first come basis. Make your reservations soon!

Check in time is 3:00 pm and rooms include breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria. For detailed information please refer to the pdf attached below. Check out time is 11:00 am

Friday, 4/24 activities


Dinner, 6 PM

Meet & Greet and Program Overview, 7:30 PM

Saturday, 4/25

Breakfast, 6 to 8 AM

Attendees Photograph 6 AM to Noon

Lunch Break

Body of Work / Print Review, 1 to 3 PM (optional shooting time)

Editing and Printing Digital Images Using Lightroom, 3:15 to 4:30 PM (optional shooting time)

Happy Hour, 5 to 6 PM

Dinner, 6 PM

Photo Slam, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, Attendees bring 20 images each for projection and have 5 minutes to present their work

$100 Gift Card Drawing

Sunday, 4/26

Breakfast, 6 to 8 AM

Attendees Photograph 6 AM to 10 AM

Wrap-up Session, 10 to 11:30 AM

Depart, 11:30 AM



Statewide Documentary Project Update

(Formerly Introduced As NH-NOW Project)

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Employee Merrill Aharonian at Ceres Bakery in Portsmouth - photo by Michael Sterling©

Regional Reviews for NH2020. CANCELLED. Replaced by the following event, please save the date: 

June 6 at the Manchester Library, Annual Meeting

PLEASE NOTE - This will have a brief business meeting, election of the NHSPA Board, followed by a statewide regional review to replace individual regional reviews. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information keep visiting www.nhspa.org and our Facebook page.We will keep these sites as up to date as possible and will send out announcements as appropriate without overloading your inboxes. 

The coronavirus has changed all our lives, as citizens, as individuals and families, and as photographers. As an organization, NHSPA is concerned with the health and safety of our members, of the general public,

and of the places where we live and work.

Out of that concern the board of NHSPA has agreed by electronic communication to

postpone or modify several upcoming events.  

Thank you for your patience and support of NHSPA. Please stay safe and follow all coronavirus pandemic recommendations. - The NHSPA Board

Statewide Documentary Project

PLEASE continue to participate or start participating in the NHSPA statewide photography project, now known as 'NH2020'.  The name was changed as we began a collaborative effort with the New Hampshire Historical Society. They will oversee exhibits and publications at the end of the photo-taking phase of the project. We are very excited to partner with the Historical Society and with regional historical societies across the state.

NH2020 regional photo reviews will continue to take place.  Check Upcoming Events below for the date and time of future meetings. You can photograph through July 2020 in any region of the state. 

We are a volunteer organization. We can use your help! Contact us at nhsocietyphotographicartists@gmail.com

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

• Q&A

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)

• Midwives

• Military

• 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

• Quarries

• Snowmobile enthusiasts

• Sports

• 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 project@nhspa.org

If you have any NH Now questions, submit them to project@nhspa.org. Thank you again for your interest and

participation in NHSPA NH-Now Statewide Photography Project.


"NHSPA Members who have a significant body of work and would like to expand it with a grant, read the following announcement:


The Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant recognizes the important contribution of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of visual artists and craftspeople. The purpose of the award is not to reward past work, but to recognize the applicant best positioned to continue the improvement of their artistic career.





     Exhibiting February 1, 2020 Through March 13, 2020


     Keene State College

     Redfern Arts Center

     90 Wyman Way, Keene, NH 03435       fieldworkphotos@gmail.com     (603) 568-3174  

     Different Roots, Common Dreams: NH Newcomers from African Countries  - Becky Field, Photographer

   This exhibit features Becky Field's photographs of immigrants from many countries who have resettled in New Hampshire. There are also plans for a concurrent exhibit at             Cheshire Medical Center in Keene; details to follow.Artist Website:  www.differentrootsnh.com      


    Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Becky Field


Special Portrait Event  Saturday, March 14, 2020 



Portrait Event Presented by NHSPA Member: Beverley Conway, Claudia Rippee and Gary Samson


Opening Reception Saturday, March 14 from 5 to 7 pm.     Exhibiting Through May 29, 2020


100 Market Gallery

100 Market Street,

Portsmouth, NH    03801     http://100market.com/gallery/     Phone: (603) 520-6734

Open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

“The Built Environment” 100 Market Gallery 2020 Spring Exhibition

The 100 Market Gallery is a commission-free gallery devoted to expanding the public’s awareness of the high caliber of artists and art that reside and thrive within New England. It was created in the year 2000 and continues with it's quarterly juried shows since that time.

Gallery Website: http://100market.com/gallery/

Gallery on Facebook: Search for “100 Market Gallery”

Quarterly juried event for wide variety of practicing New England artists. The artists are chosen through a juried process with seasonal exhibitions rotating every three months. Juries are composed of artists. Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member Dan DerbySix of Dan's “artifacts” series were chosen for this exhibit. The full series can be seen at his website: danderby.com. This is the second successive year that Dan has had multiple pieces selected by the jury for a 100 Market Gallery exhibition.

About Dan Derby:

Dan does lens based fine art image projects, primarily monochromatic. These are "long form" image series with common themes and evolved over extended time periods. Starting as photographs, they become more complex (& interesting) through extensive post processing. If these image making projects have a recurrent theme, it's a curious look at the ordinary & seeing it in a new, intimate and sometimes quirky ways.    Email: email@danderby.com     Artist Website: www.danderby.com

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Dan Derby


Exhibiting Through March 19, 2020

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

21 Centre St

Concord, NH 03301   fieldworkphotos@gmail.com     (603) 568-3174  

Different Roots, Common Dreams: NH Newcomers from African Countries  Becky Field, Photographer

This exhibit features Becky Field's photographs of people who came to New Hampshire from African countries. It is held in conjunction with a month-long discussion organized by St. Paul's Church on cultural diversity, especially focusing on African communities. Public is welcome. - Artist Website:  www.differentrootsnh.com 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Becky Field


Exhibiting Through March 19, 2020

Richard Moore’s photography, “Tea Time, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion”

© Richard Moore’s Photography, “Tea Time, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion”

2 Pillsbury Street

Concord, NH, 03301            www.nhartassociation.org   603-431-4230

Richard Moore and Adele Sanborn | Constructed Visions

The title of the show is “Constructed Visions,” and features the mixed media works of Adele Sanborn and composite photography of Richard Moore that assembles images, words and memories into new narratives.

Moore was born and raised in Massachusetts with frequent trips to New Hampshire and occasional sojourns in the Midwest. He has a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University, a masters in divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, and a masters in arts degree from the University of New Hampshire. His professional career covers the non-profit fields of religion, education, and environmental protection. He served as president of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire and subsequently worked on bird conservation in Ecuador. “In 1971 I was hired as photographer on an archaeological team working in Israel and Cyprus,” Moore said. That began a life-long arc that has connected photography, history, the natural world—and a great respect for the passage of time.” In 2005 Richard of Deerfield returned to photography as his main pursuit. “Fifteen years ago, I came across a photograph in an attic that showed a whitewashed farmhouse and some barns at the base of a cleared hillside,” Moore said. Moore recognized the site from years of hiking the trails on nearby Pawtuckaway Mountain, past the stone foundations of the same buildings and through the woods that now fill the slope. “It occurred to me to figure out where the photographer had stood 100 years ago,” he explained. “I found the spot based on the photo, the terrain, and the foundations that are still visible. I rephotographed the scene and then digitally merged the images—my first “twice-seen” photograph.” The twice-seen photographs in this exhibit are from projects from 2005 - 2018, from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to Athens, Greece.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member:  Richard Moore

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Closing Reception March 22, 2020 4-6pm    Exhibiting Now Through March 24, 2020

                                   © Bruce Magnuson

The Griffin Museum Satellite Gallery

Lafayette City Center Passageway

2 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111     Contact: Phone: 781-729-1158     www.griffinmuseum.org

’Primary Source’

This exhibition was meant to depict the photograph as document or as proof to phenomena or  happenings. The photographer was meant to be seen as witness. I asked the submitters to interpret that instruction fluidly. Was I only  interested in documentary photography? That was one way to answer this call. I asked them, however, to use their imaginations to come up with answers to my query. It is your responsibility, dear viewer, to determine fact or fiction in these 67 primary source materials.           Artist Website:  Bruce J Magnuson

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Bruce Magnuson

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Exhibiting Through March 29, 2020


                                © Michael Sterling                                                                     © Michael Sterling      

Bean Towne Coffee House

201 NH Rte 111

Hampstead, NH 03841      

Contact: nhsocietyphotographicartists@gmail.com  

New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists Member Exhibit

Members of NHSPA from around the state are showing their work at this local coffee shop. Work varies by photographer.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Michael Sterling, Dan Soucy, and more

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Exhibiting Through April 9, 2020

Exeter Train Station, Digital Photo Art, © David Blomquist

Exeter Inn

90 Front Street

Exeter, NH 03883

Seacoast Artist Associatoin Artists Exhibition