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NEWSLETTER  May/June2020

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. 

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.

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




NHSPA Virtual Annual Meeting

June 6, 2020  from 9:00-11:00am

To All NHSPA Members and prospective members,
These are difficult times for any organization. The NHSPA Annual Member Meeting usually takes place in May, in person. This year, because of the pandemic, we will hold the meeting via Zoom. The meeting will take place on June 6 from 9:00-11:00am. All current members will receive an email with a more detailed agenda and login details.

The Zoom meeting will cover the following items:

1. Status of the organization - membership and finances

2. Election of Board members
3. NH2020 update - status of photos submitted, subjects still needed, timing, plans for exhibits and book, upcoming review meetings
4. Periodic meetings with photography-related presentations

5. Use of Zoom to supplement in-person meetings

We are a member-supported organization. We hope that most members will join the call on June 6. Non-members wishing to join, and to attend the members meeting, can do so at www.nhspa.org

Regards and Stay Safe! We hope to see you virtually on June 6.



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 TEMPORARILY On Hold. 

Please 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. 

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 MEMBER PROJECT FEATURE _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Mount Vernon Agriculture Project © Arthur F. Rounds


Photography Personal Project Feature NHSPA Member:  Arthur Rounds

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Exhibiting Indefinitely


                 ©Susan Hershey                                   ©Ken Golaman                           ©Lawrnce Elbroch


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


Exhibit - Permanent Installment In Portsmouth, NH


'New Permanent Group Show Features Beautiful Large Prints of Work by Harry Licthman, Jerry Monkman, and David J. Murray'

155 Borthwick Ave

Portsmouth NH 03801

Contact David J. Murray www.ClearEyePhoto.com

The first floor public hallways of 155 Borthwick Ave in Portsmouth NH are now adorned with ~35 large art prints by area photographers Harry Licthman, Jerry Monkman, and David J. Murray. Building owner Michael Kane says his goal in displaying the work is to provide the many visitors who come to the medically-oriented building for dialysis, chemo infusions, and other medical treatments with a bit of beauty and distraction. The show was curated for Kane by Mary Jo Brown of Brown & Company in Portsmouth, NH, and a large information sign provides artist head shots, bios, and contact info.

NHIA members may find this installation interesting not only for the work itself, and for the evidence it provides that local companies are willing to devote significant dollars to purchasing and promoting the work of local artists, but also for the quality and medium of the prints themselves. Instead of having each photographer produce their own framed prints for hanging, The Kane Company licensed rights from each photographer to have all of the prints produced by a New York firm that specializes in large format high quality acrylic prints for corporate installations, and paid directly for all of the prints to be produced. The results are quite striking. Most of the pieces are at least 60" wide, and the largest is an 88" panorama. The acrylic treatment and large size combine to make these images really pop, while the uniform treatment lends a nice coherence to the show as a whole. You might enjoy checking them out, to see if this type of treatment would be of interest for your own work too.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member:  David J. Murray 







Exhibiting through July 16, 2020

             Gohar Dashti, Untitled, from the Home series, 2017

Exhibiting through July 16, 2020

© Reimagining Home - Photographs by Bahman Jalali and Gohar Dashti

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston / Signature Shop (Gallery 183) 

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    (617) 267-9300      www.MFA.org

Two Iranian artists infuse documentation with imagination.

This exhibition features work by Bahman Jalali (1944–2010) and Gohar Dashti (b. 1980), two photographers of different generations with a rich shared history—as Iranians, as teacher and student, and as artists with deep knowledge of documentary photography. The featured works reveal that the artists also shared a strategy: incorporating surreal, fictive elements powered by their imaginations into their work, as a response to the political, social, and cultural changes they witnessed.

Jalali is well known for his pioneering photographs of war and revolution and his dedication to preserving Iran’s photographic history, and his legacy also endures through his work as a teacher. He mentored Dashti in the early 2000s, while he was creating the Image of Imagination series, featured in this exhibition. Produced from the layering of historical photographs of Iranian people and places, these visual juxtapositions pose questions about Iran’s cultural history, especially its archetypes of men and women. Also on view is Dashti’s Home series, made in 2017, which uses abandoned buildings in the Iranian city of Mashhad as backdrops for staged natural landscapes. Home documents contemporary experience while blurring the boundary between reality and fiction, presenting the artist’s musings on belonging, displacement, and refuge.

By displaying the series side by side, the exhibition illuminates how the artists’ personal relationship and common experiences resulted in two visually distinct but nevertheless deeply connected sets of work. Combining documentary with imaginary elements, the artists evoke the transformation of history into memory. We invite visitors to contemplate how each of us negotiates the passage of time—how images and memories, rather than facts, guide us as we form our understandings of the world.




42 Maple Arts

42 Maple St

Bethlehem, New Hampshire      

(603) 575-9077       www.42maple.org

100 Market Street Gallery

100 Market St

Portsmouth, NH 03801        

(603) 422-0822      www.100market.com/gallery

Addison Gallery Of American Art

Phillips Academy

3 Chapel Avenue 
Andover, Massachusetts 01810     

(978) 749-4000      www.addison.andover.edu/exhibitions

The Barn Gallery

Corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane

Ogunquit, Me

Cove Street Arts The Currier Museum 

150 Ash Street

Manchester, NH 03104     

(603) 669-6144      www.currier.org

DECORDOVA Sculpture Park and Museum

Dewey Family Gallery 

51 Sandy Pond Road

Lincoln, MA 01773-2600   

(617) 259-8355     www.decordova.org   

Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle St.

Portsmouth, NH 03802     

603-436-8433     www.portsmouthhistory.org

Exeter Town Hall Art Gallery

9 Front Street, 2nd Floor 

Exeter, NH 0383

Full Fathom Five Gallery

66 Water Street

Eastport, Maine 04631   


Library Arts Center

Gallery & Studio

58 N. Main Street

Newport, NH 03773   

(603) 863 -3040   www.libraryartscenter.org 

Galletly Gallery

New Hampton School

34 Dr Childs Road

New Hampton, NH  (603) 677-3400 www.newhampton.org    

The Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road 

Winchester, Ma 01890     

(781) 729-1158       www.griffinmuseum.org

Main Street Art Gallery

75 Main Street

Newfields, NH 03856      


Lane Memorial Library

Weston Gallery

2 Academy Avenue

Hampton, NH      (603) 926-3368    


Maine Jewish Museum,  Third Floor Sanctuary

267 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101     

www.MaineJewishMuseum.org     (207) 773-2339 

Maine Museum of Photography

University of Southern Maine

314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101      

www.mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org      (207) 331-6622

MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    (617) 267-9300      www.MFA.org

MIT Museum

Building N51

265 Massachusetts  Avenue

Cambridge - 02139 MA     

(617) 253-5927      www.mitmuseum.mit.edu 

The New England Center For Photography At Camera Commons

652 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820
(603) 842-4713      www.cameracommons.com

New Hampshire Art Association 

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery

136 State Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801 


Newburyport Artist Association

65 Water St

Newburyport, MA 01950     

(978) 465-8769      www.NewburyportArt.org

Panopticon Gallery

502c Commonwealth Avenue 

(Inside Hotel Commonwealth)

Boston, MA 02215     

(617) 396-7803     www.panopticongallery.com

Peabody Essex Museum 

East India Square, 161 Essex Street 

Salem, MA 01970      

(978) 745-9500      www.pem.org

Portsmouth Public Library

175 Parrot Ave

Portsmouth, NH 03801     

(603) 427-1540     www.cityofportsmouth.com

Portland Museum of Fine Art

7 Congress Square

Portland, Maine 04101      

(207) 775-6148     www.portlandmuseum.org

Temple Israel Art Gallery

200 State St., Portsmouth, 03801


Seacoast Camera Club

Uran Forestry Center

45 Elwyn Road

Portsmouth, NH 03801


Soho Photo Gallery

15 White St

NY, NY      

(212) 226-8571     www.sohophoto.com

Hours Wed-Sun 1-6, and by appointment



The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members in a bi-monthly on-line format at www.NHSPA.WildApricot.orgBrief items submitted by our members regarding their upcoming shows, workshops of interest, photography education opportunities and more. 

If you have info you'd like included, please check your email inbox for your invitation to submitting format and accompanying images. If you have not received an email or have additional questions please to do not hesitate to contact  Pat@PatCorlinPhotography.com

Thank you to everyone for your many contributions! As always your feedback, comments, suggestions and questions about these newsletter are most welcome!


Pat Corlin

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