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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Exhibition #1 (Click here for larger view)
PERSONALITY CRASH: 18TH JUNE 2017 by Safi Alia Shabaik
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Safi Alia Shabaik says of this series, 'Personality Crash: Portrait of My Father Who Suffers From Advanced Stages of Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia and Sundowner’s Syndrome', "This collaborative body of work explores the human condition and how one maintains a grasp on this reality in the confines of a deteriorating mind and body.  This work presents one man’s journey and struggle with disease and loss of self, in order to tell a universal story that everyone will experience on some level in their lives.

The work was made with love, compassion and my desire to understand my father’s mental illness, to be able to distinguish between the individual and the disease, as well as tell his personal story. It was made to help others currently on or soon to experience a similar journey, to help erase the stigma of mental illness and to humanize the experience of someone who is losing their sense of self. 
 
Something about my father was out of the norm. The year was 2007 and I was living 3000 miles away. I knew the time had come for me to return to my family to help my mother figure out what was ailing my father. A few years after my return, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. My mom and I had suspected this for a while but now with the official diagnosis, we knew that we’d have a long road ahead in caring for my father.

I began my photographic collaboration with my father in late 2013 when he started to show stronger external manifestations of Parkinson’s. As one of his primary caregivers, I witnessed his struggles firsthand on a daily basis. Together we agreed to make this collaborative body of work as we knew that it would be important not only for both of us to understand my father’s disintegration, but also for our extended family and for the community at large. I continued to document him for the following four years through his mental, physical and emotional changes. It’s been a very difficult and heart-wrenching journey to watch this person that I have known and depended on my whole life, and love dearly, become so incapacitated and dissolve into confusion and paralysis. Sadly I know I am not the first, the last, nor alone in this experience.

My father passed away on January 1st, 2018, after a ten year (diagnosed) battle with Parkinson’s, the last two years of which were complicated by Dementia and Sundowner’s Syndrome. It was through this photographic collaboration that I came to a new understanding of these diseases and mental illness in general, of my father’s relationship to his self and the changes he was experiencing, of how to distinguish the disease from the individual, and of the process of anticipatory grief."
 
Safi Alia Shabaik discovered art and photography at the age of five, when her mother enrolled her in a pinhole camera class at the California Museum of Science and Industry. 

She earned her B.A. with honors in Fine Art at UCLA, where she was nominated for the Levinson Scholarship and studied with many accomplished contemporary artists, including Catherine Opie, Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy, Barbara Drucker and Mark Durant.  She has lived and worked in both Los Angeles and New York. 

While living in NY, she became fashion stylist, photographic documentarian, personal assistant, travel companion, and confidante to the legendary and iconic Ms. Grace Jones, both in her personal and public life for all global performances and appearances.  Safi was given free-reign to photograph anytime they were together.

Her work has appeared in Grace Jones’s book "I'll Never Write My Memoirs", on the cover of Artillery Magazine, on the Los Angeles Times website, is part of many private collections, and has been exhibited in both solo and group shows in many galleries nationally.  

She is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, mixed-media collage and assemblage, printmaking, sculpture and experimental video.  

Safi currently lives in Los Angeles where she works as a fine art, event and portrait photographer. She is a member of the Los Angeles Street Collective, a charter member and teaching assistant at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) as well as a volunteer in the Fossil Lab at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. She is a lover of the human form and an award-winning licensed mortician. 
  
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ONLINE FEATURES


2017  "Her striking photos of her father capture the struggles and rewards of being a caregiver" by Gabe Rivin, Upworthy.com
2015  Featured Member of the Month, Los Angeles Center of Photography
2015  "Dia De Los Muertos" by Ebony Bailey,  Los Angeles Times: Southern California Moments (Blogzine)
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  Street Shooting Around The World, LACP Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  Juror: Gus Powell
2018  Call and Response: Art as Resistance, Strange Fire Collective, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA 
2017  On the Streets in Los Angeles, LACP Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017  Call and Response: Art as Resistance, Strange Fire Collective, Syntax Physic Opera, Denver, CO
2016 / 2017  LACP Holiday Show, LACP Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016  Crema, Tear Down Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2016  Street Shooting in Los Angeles Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2016  "(en)Gendered (in)Equity - The Gallery Poster Project", Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA
2015  Street Shooting in Los Angeles Exhibition, dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2015  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A Cheap Art Show, Farmer's Daughter Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
2014  "(en)Gendered (in)Equity - The Gallery Poster Project", ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
2014  BAC Student Art Exhibition, Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1998  "Surrogate", Cruz L.A. Gallery, Venice, CA
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018  issue 87: Beauty / Beautiful, F-Stop Magazine
2017  "Her striking photos of her father capture the struggles and rewards of being a caregiver" by Gabe Rivin, Upworthy.com
2017 / 2018 issue 86: Street Photography, F-Stop Magazine
2017  "The Dinner Table", LENSCRATCH: Fine Art Photography Daily (Blogzine)
2017  "Call and Response: Art as Resistance", permanent online exhibit, Strange Fire Collective
2017  "The 2017 Protest Exhibition", LENSCRATCH: Fine Art Photography Daily (Blogzine)  Curator: Aline Smithson
2017  "The 2016 Favorite Photograph Exhibition", LENSCRATCH: Fine Art Photography Daily (Blogzine)
2017  Los Angeles Center of Photography, Winter/Spring Course Catalog 
2016  "The 2016 Last Days of Summer Exhibition", LENSCRATCH: Fine Art Photography Daily (Blogzine)
2016  Los Angeles Center of Photography, Summer/Fall Course Catalog
2015  "Dia De Los Muertos" by Ebony Bailey,  Los Angeles Times: Southern California Moments (Blogzine)
2015  Grace Jones: "I'll Never Write My Memoirs", Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, Inc.
2015  "The 2015 Cell Phone Exhibition", LENSCRATCH: Fine Art Photography Daily (Blogzine)
2014  "Super Inequality", Cover and Inside Story, Artillery Magazine
2013  Julia Dean Photography Workshops, Summer/Fall Course Catalog
 
AWARDS + RECOGNITION

2015  Photographer's Forum: 2015 Best of Photography, Finalist
2014  Photographer's Forum: 2014 Best of Photography, Finalist
2013  International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
1997  Lillian Levinson Scholarship, Faculty Nominee, UCLA
 
BOOKS
2016  Only Known As LUZ: A Memorial Tribute
 
EDUCATION
American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc., New York, Diploma of Funeral Service, Summa Cum Laude
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Magna Cum Laude
 

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Image Titles + Journal Entry that Accompanies the Image: 
"Personality Crash: Portrait of My Father Who Suffers From Advanced Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Dementia and Sundowner's Syndrome // 18th June 2017"

- Now that more dementia has set in, I often wonder how cognizant he is about what is actually happening to him. There are fewer and fewer moments where his personality shines through (though we still do get glimpses of him) and increasing moments of confusion, hallucination, disorientation, and major disconnect from simple instruction and the tactile world around him. He has become my child that I protect and care for - I literally parent my parent. It is simultaneously endearing and heartbreaking, but through this journey I have learned the depths of my capacity to love as well as the profundity of my anguish. This image speaks to the loneliness of the disintegration of self and what I imagine it must feel like from his perspective. Made from a place of love and respect.


 
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PERSONALITY CRASH: 1ST NOVEMBER 2017 by Safi Alia Shabaik
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"Personality Crash: Portrait of My Father Who Suffers From Advanced Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Dementia and Sundowner's Syndrome // 1st November 2017" - Life Lines. There have been several moments over the last week or two when I thought my dad was making his exit and taking his last breath. In those moments I tried to comfort him and let him know that we love him, that it's okay for him to do what he needs to do and that we will be okay. Each time he pulled through and came back to us here. His grip on this world - his survival drive - is very strong and I am thankful for that. When I made this image, initially it spoke to me of his fragility in the aging process ... but now I see that it symbolizes the strength, endurance, perseverance and resilience of my father's will to live. Even though his mind is caught between reality and hallucinations (from the sundowner's and dementia), his body (whether rigid from the Parkinson's or dyskinetic from the medicine) is still latched to this dimension and determined to stay for a little while. 
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PERSONALITY CRASH: 7TH NOVEMBER 2017 by Safi Alia Shabaik
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"Personality Crash: Portrait of My Father Who Suffers From Advanced Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Dementia and Sundowner's Syndrome // 7th November 2017" - One day in early November, my father was convinced that we needed to go to “the place”. He kept insisting that I take him there but couldn’t tell me the name of it, its location or anything about it other than calling it “the place”. He was very passionate about going there so I promised him that the very next day I would take him there, but he would need to guide me as I drove. The next day, my mom and I packed a picnic lunch, got my dad in the car (no easy feat as he is basically wheelchair-bound now), piled in the car and took off. He led the way ... right on Ventura ... left on Fulton ... right on Moorpark ... and then he no longer knew where to go. Five minutes had passed. At my mom's suggestion, I drove to a park nearby where my parents had often brought us in my youth. We sat there in the car, parked under a tree, eating our picnic in the car. I knew there would be no real destination but I wanted to give my father this adventure as a gift and a scenery change from the monotony of his home-bound life. This adventure was worth the massive undertaking that it was just to see him perk up and feel a moment of freedom from this debilitating disease. I took a detour home - drove him along Mulholland - so he could see the pretty view and the valley from above. The things we do from a place of love.
 
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EGG OF SILENCE by Alice Odilon de Soames
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Alice Odilon de Soames says, "I'm French woman Photographer born in Paris.

My Artwork has been essentially motivated by my anorexic addiction who led me to despair and darkest holes.

After many years of research, I became able to work for people, respect delays , assume responsabilities and avoid failure.

Photography, for me, began to work as logotheraphy: will of meaning, reasons to live.

Self-portraits became my primitive tools to express the grief I was going through : I was nobody, nothing, I felt I had to die as soonas possible."

Since 1991, Odilon de Soames has worked for the press (GALA, Marie-Claire Maison, Cosmetic News, Joyce, Vogue), specializing in still-life, beauty, perfumes and luxury accessories.

February 2010, group exhibition "Surreal/Fantasy Photography", Bashimi Art
House, Salzburg, Austria.

May 2010, group exhibition "A study of Interculturel Dialogue in the field
of Contemporary Art", Olbia Fine Art Gallery, Antalya, Turkey.

June 2010  First Novel
'Swallow@anorexic.com'. Editions Lulu.
January 2013: Haunting Anorexic Thoughts Edition Fine Art Photography Book.

2016 collective exhibition "L'Insoutenable Légèreté" Centre Pompidou,
Paris, France

2017 collective exhibition "Elles Exposent" Musée d'Art de Toulon, France

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FEAR IS BASICALLY NUMBED OUT WITH THE ADDICTION by Alice Odilon de Soames
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THE END OF THE LINE by Alice Odilon de Soames
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EVERY WOMAN I KNOW #17 by Alyssa Meadows
BEST SERIES
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Alyssa Meadows says, "My most recent project, Every Woman I Know, is a series of portraits depicting every woman I personally know who has been a victim of sexual violence.

Everyone who participates is photographed anonymously, and those who elect to have a public portrait done are photographed both ways.

This further emphasizes that despite the safety of many voices and the movement of #MeToo, many women still do not feel comfortable coming forward publicly, and this is visibly represented by how many women only participate anonymously. In these exceedingly hostile times, the voices of women need to be echoed more than ever, and our stories need to be heard. When we can elect a man who openly admits his disdain for consent as our nation's leader, or when we need over 30 women to come forward with accusations before we doubt the credibility and character of a beloved comedian, we exhibit an obscene failure to listen to and believe women's stories.

By standing together, we can change the perception that this is not a serious or frequent issue and bring attention to how necessary a shift is in our society's values regarding women and our place in it.
Bio:I grew up in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, and studied photography at University of Miami and Penn State University. Photography has been a deep-seated passion for years, and a supremely rewarding endeavor.

My body of work predominantly explores photojournalism, documentary, & reportage, often focusing on political issues from environmental concerns to the ramifications of rampant sexism in our society. If I don't have my camera in hand, it's most likely because I'm hiking, kayaking, or producing documentary films.

My experience in the photographic industry is varied and focused heavily on strengthening the community. I serve on the ASMP-NY Board, and recently revitalized the Young Photographers Alliance summer mentorship program. I also freelance as a Photo Editor for Shutterstock, and was previously a Photo Editor with People Magazine. Whether I’m working on personal projects, bringing a client's vision to life, or developing behind-the-scenes & promotional materials for films, having my camera in hand is a natural extension of self.

I aim to capture critical moments, share important stories, and explore life's greatest adventures, while lending inspiration to others.

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Education

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Bachelor of Arts, January 2010-May 2012, G.P.A. 4.0

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

August 2008-December 2009, G.P.A. 3.9

Exhibitions
2017 
-Critical Concerns Group Show, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

-Annual Photography Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

-First Fall Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

-The Women’s March: Images from Around the Country, NCC Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT

2015 
-Young Photographer’s Alliance Boundaries Exhibition, Art Director’s Club, New York, NY

2013 
-PPAC Members Exhibition, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Internships

2015 Art Handler/Digital Asset Manager at David LaChapelle’s Studio

• Proofed, prepared, and packaged pieces to ship for international exhibitions

• Maintained digital file archive of image catalog for asset management purposes

2013 Photo Retoucher at National Geographic/Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry’s Studio

• Retouched, cataloged, and archived scans of Mr. McCurry’s photojournalistic and corporate work

• Managed interviews with journalists, as well as relations with Magnum Photos Agency

2012 Digital Archivist at Penn State’s Theatre Department

• Documented the development of theatrical productions from conception through performance

• Independently finalized the project with a month-long solo exhibition and the self-publication of a 94 page book

2011 Photographer at the Center for Amazon Community Ecology

• Photographed and promoted jewelry, wares, and other products made by indigenous communities in the

Amazon Basin for website sales to benefit said communities

Awards/Honors
2017 Finalist in Ello AS|Artist Studios representation competition

Selected as part of FeatureShoot’s PrintSwap program

2014 Selected as 1 of 5 Mentees in the Young Photographer’s Alliance Mentorship Program, NYC Chapter

2012 Integrative Arts Student Marshal for graduation from the Pennsylvania State University

Sole student to graduate with Highest Distinction from the College of Arts & Architecture

Awarded 1st place for Undergraduate Exhibition in the category of Arts & Humanities

2008 Graduated in the Top 10 of Pleasant Valley High School’s Graduating Class (of 500 students)

2007 Recipient of Pennsylvania Award for Creative Achievement in the Arts, given by Penn State University

Publications
2016 Young Photographer’s Alliance, Online Publication [Aug 24th]

PEOPLE Magazine’s StarTracks, Online Magazine [Aug 16th]

Huffington Post’s Photography Blog, Online Publication [June 1st]

PEOPLE Magazine’s StarTracks, Online Magazine [May 21st]

2015 PEOPLE Magazine’s StarTracks, Online Magazine [Nov 11th]

Huffington Post’s Queer Voices, Online Publication [Sept 22nd]

Lady Guns Global, Online Publication [Aug 10th]

PDN’s Photo of the Day, Online Publication [February 23rd]

2014 ASMP Philadelphia: Focus Philadelphia, ASMP Printed Publication

Experience
2017 Photo Editor, Shutterstock, New York, NY

• Responsible for selecting images onsite, color correcting, straightening, and editing images, and submitting them

to the Shutterstock website remotely, under tight deadlines

2015 Photo Editor, People Magazine, New York, NY

• Responsible for select images for articles, then color correcting, straightening, and editing images, as well as

creating insets and splits for special headlines

Studio Manager, Adelante Studios, New York, NY

• Responsible for scheduling studio availability, managing staff scheduling, and addressing client needs on site

• Answer emails, set up/tear down studio setups, maintain lighting equipment

2013 Photo Editor, STAK Photography, Brooklyn, NY

• Photo Retoucher, responsible for editing and enhancing all imagery for clients

2012 Photo Lab Technician, Penn State University, State College, PA

• Monitored, maintained, and managed inkjet printers, developing fine art printing techniques

• Assisted students in editing, proofing, and printing images

Photographer, Bar None Wedding Photography, Allentown, PA

• Photographer, Photo Editor, took photographs, edited images, and maintained imagery archive


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EVERY WOMAN I KNOW #14 by Alyssa Meadows
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EVERY WOMAN i KNOW #5 by Alyssa Meadows
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CASTRO HOME 1 by Amelia Hennighausen
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Amelia Hennighausen says, "In July 2017, nearly a year after the tragedy, I visited several of the “Zona Rossa” (red zone) towns, to show the damage of the August 25, 2016 earthquake and aftershocks.

Many small towns in the Marche region of the Sibillini Mountains were devastated by these earthquakes. Uninhabitable, left "as is," after families ran out in the middle of the night. My friend lived in the region, as did her family and friends, who I’ve become increasingly close to over the years.

Our friendship, which started as pen-pals in 1984, led to a very tight knit feeling—one I had never known. It felt as if it was my community, too. My best times were spend in Marche over the past 30 years.

I was on the photo news desk at The Wall Street Journal as images poured in during the original devastation. I was in agony, trying to make sure my friend, her family, and those I loved were going to be okay. The impending grief that I felt still makes me sick.

I was fortunate to eventually find that those I knew were safe, albeit with some of their homes uninhabitable.
I show these images as part of a larger series and short documentary in the works about the complexity of the results of these earthquakes. Many people, from cafe owners to politicians to farmers, feel strongly about their loss.

Whole communities are being moved, and old, irreplaceable buildings are being put together one tiny piece of marble at a time. The impact is social, economic, and very emotional. The bright sky defies the eerie sadness and loss when I walked around these towns. All abandoned, yet the grief continues.

I first became interested in photography after seeing Mary Ellen Mark’s “Streetwise” series in the mid-1980s. As a freelance photo editor for more than a decade, I’ve worked on such diverse projects as Discover magazine, IHeartRadio app, the NYC Marathon, Women’s Health, and books on design and fashion, to name a few. I’ve been a columnist and blogger on photography and teach photojournalism at Fordham College Lincoln Center. I created visual content at Bloomberg Digital for over three and a half years, and at The Wall Street Journal for print and web for two years.

CV:

The Wall Street Journal
WSJ.com
photo editor
New York City
2015 – 2017
–Photography assigning, producing photo shoots (international).
–Photo editing and researching for 40-plus stories a day on breaking news and features.
–Creation and execution of concepts using editorial and stock photography.

Bloomberg.com
Businessweek.com
New York City
2011 – 2015
–Photography assigning, producing photo shoots (international).
–Photo editing and researching for 40-plus stories a day.

Freelance, New York City
Photo editor / director
2002 – 2011
–Clients include: Google Content and Community, Inc. magazine, Food & Wine, Town & Country, Town & Country Travel, 
Seventeen, Women’s Health, Prevention, Yogalife, Men’s Health online, GoodFood, 
GQ, Bride’s, Glamour magazine’s Big Book of Dos and Don’ts, Air America’s Playbook, 
100 Years of LLBean, 50 Years of American Pizza for Pizza Hut, Al Gore’s Our Choice,
Autodesk: Imagine Design Create, Art+Auction magazine, Discover magazine and special
issues, The Week magazine, New York Road Runners’ New York Runner
–Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com—created original content and managed images
for news and tech with daily updates; 30,000,000 original visitors per month.

–NYC Marathon, sports event photography and media management, 2005–2011

–Clear Channel Radio Digital Platforms—worked on a team to manage photo content for 850 national and local sites and the number one music app, iHeartRadio,
–Producing, directing, and researching photography for magazines, books, web and apps.
–Developing and improving existing publications’ photo department’s procedures and aesthetics, as well as launching new publications and online properties.
–Conceptualizing, producing, and directing photo shoots: selecting photographers, locations, models, and stylists for a wide range of projects, including fashion, still life, food, tech, news, portraits, travel, interiors, celebrity, lifestyle, art, documentary, fitness.

Women’s Health magazine 
New York City
February 2005 – October 2005
–Launched the magazine to great success, with the creative and editorial team
–Photography assigning, producing photo shoots (international).
–Photo editing and researching for 90-plus pages of editorial content.
–Management of entire photography department: includes contracts, location, 
casting (models and real subjects), permissions, permits, certificates of insurance, etc.
–Liaison to marketing and web departments for photo rights.
–Creation of art department production procedures, includes pre-press and credits.
photo editor 

Discover magazine
New York City
2002 – 2005
–Photography and illustration assigning, research, and editing (international).
–Managing and maintaining all contracts and invoicing for entire department.
–Interviewing and writing for monthly contributors section.

–Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 2008 – present
“Photojournalism for Publication,” and advisor to their award-winning print and web
newspaper/site The Observer and www.fordhamobserver.com

–Creative and Photo Director for The Brooklyn Rail, a 60 page tabloid print edition, and a large online presence.
launch of Colors Magazine, a seven-language international magazine
relevant experience and awards

–Curatorial experience “Made in Brooklyn” 2002, “Lost Hills Salon” 2010,
“28at28” through “31at31” 2013

–Producer, television pilot “Refitting the Planet” 

–Installer, Cristo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates Project New York City 2005

–Guest Lecturer, NYU Corporate Communications classes

–Winner, Independent Press Awards, Overall Design (publications)

–Winner, Utne Independent Press Award, Best Local/Regional Paper
education


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CASTRO HOME 2 by Amelia Hennighausen
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VISSO by Amelia Hennighausen
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EMPTY PILLOW by Andrea Rosenthal
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Andrea Rosenthal says, "In this series, I’ve been exploring light in response to the loss of five dear friends, photographing it as it came through the windows of my home and touched everyday objects.

In the process, light became as much about memory and grief as what it illuminated.
“Dark Light” struggles with the commonalities of life that grief both highlights and subsumes. I utilize the power of the camera to see and capture light as it appears; both very much of this world and yet, not.

The works alternate between abstraction and realism and use reality as a springboard for the viewer’s imagination.
Light, as both grief and its salve, is the emotional and compositional conduit of these works. Like grief, light finds its way into every recess, showing us parts of our lives that we thought were safe from its pain. At the same time, light represents the presence of loved ones in my life. It also is a metaphor for the healing process, the way through which acute pain eventually subsides and transforms itself into a warm memory of loved ones lost.

Dark Light is an evocation of the healing power of light; it documents the healing process by tracing its evolution written across the face of the everyday."

Andrea Rosenthal’s photographs have been exhibited in solo and featured shows at the Davis Orton Gallery; Griffin Museum of Photography (reviewed/ illustrated in Boston Globe); Newbury College Gallery; Brookline Arts Center (Brookline, MA); Gallery of Village Arts (Bellingham, WA); and Calumet Photographic (Cambridge, MA).

Her work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions, most recently, 2018 Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association; “Off the Wall,” Danforth Museum, 2015 and 2014; Cambridge Art Association’s “Fourteenth National Prize Show, 2015” and “Twelfth National Prize Show,” 2013; Illuminations, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015; “Photography Now” at the South Shore Art Center, 2012; the 2012 National Exhibition at the Griffin Museum; and “Photobook 2011” at the Davis-Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), and the Lafayette City Center Gallery (Boston, MA
As well as being Cambridge Art Association’s Photographer of the Week in March 2015, awards and honors include a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Award of Merit, “Media Mix -- National Juried Exhibition,” South Shore Art Center (Cohasset, MA); and Honorable Mentions, International Photography Awards (Lucies), 2005 and 2004. Rosenthal was recently a Visiting Research Associate at the Women’s Studies Research Center of Brandeis University.
Her book “Stations of the Scale: A Photographic Memory About Food and Suffering” (Lulu) was published in 2010. Rosenthal conceived of and curated “Women 360,” an exhibition that featured the work of eight artists in a range of media at the South Shore Art Association. She judged the Joan Johnson Scholarship Award at the Griffin Museum from 2009 to 2013.

Her work is in the collections of the Center for Fine Art Photography, Workmen’s Circle, and the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Oslo, Norway.
Rosenthal’s work has been reviewed by Mark Feeney in the Boston Globe (2012 and 2010), by Gwenn Friss in the Cape Cod Times (2014), and by Dayrimis Fleites in Brookline Hub (2011).

Rosenthal has studied photography in workshops at Rochester Institute of Technology, the Photographic Resource Center, New England School of Photography, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Atelier at Radcliffe College, Lesley University, and the Griffin Museum. She also studied privately with John Paul Caponigro. She holds degrees from Barnard College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

www.andrearosenthal.com
 
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HER DRESS by Andrea Rosenthal
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NOT COMING HOME by Andrea Rosenthal
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DISAPPOINTMENT by Angie Rucker
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Angie Rucker says of her series, 'Heroes', "Using my camera and only natural light, I create constructed scene novellas told in still photographs, utilizing myself or a model engaged with heavily symbolic objects. 

As a conceptual photographer, I am motivated by themes of femininity, personal turmoil, relationships, and the complexity of the human spirit. Drawing inspiration from my own life experiences as well as those around me, I attempt to infuse my work with anguish that clings to strength.   

I seek the fulfillment that comes from exploring and photographing human emotion and turning that into something physical.  My narrative portraits often represent and fictionalize personal situations with the domestic landscape serving as a backdrop, using painterly aesthetics along themes of intimacy, relationships and loss.  I examine human nature and its difficulties within the world we live in; anxieties, dreads, anguishes, and everything which forms us as the human beings we are.

These 3 photos are from my series “Heroes” - a collection of eight self-portrait photographs drawn from my curiosity and respect for human endurance - the capacity to bear unimaginable hardship and emerge whole, void, or not at all.  How and why the people that experience these hardships give up, emerge to be able to enjoy life again, or merely continue to exist, unable to step to either side.   I am interested in the journey of the soul under unbearable weight, and why it ends where it does. 
   
In this work, I have experimented with various objects such as volcanic ash, bones, clay, plants, coyote skulls, and porcupine needles, as metaphors to tell a visual narrative in hopes that the viewer lingers awhile, questioning the meaning of the elements and why they are placed in the manner they appear.  By merging the reality of despair with the surreal realm of fantasy, these photographs are depictions of the longing to awake and find it all a dream."

Angie Rucker is a constructed image, conceptual photographer living in Westerville, Ohio. She received her BA from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and has participated in juried and group exhibitions at all across the United States.
 
Rucker’s series of narrative portraits often represent and fictionalize personal situations based on her own experiences as well as those around her.

Awards

January 2018 – Semi-Finalist for International Portfolio Competition – SohoPhoto Gallery, New York, NY
May 2016 – Director’s Award – Photoplace Gallery Juried Exhibition - Flight - James Barker, Director
April 2015 – 1st Place, Effects Category - Allegany National Photographic Exhibition – Kenneth Garrett, Juror, Photographer for National Geographic Magazine
March 2015 – Bronze Award Winner - ArtForward Contests – online competition, Crista Dix, Juror, Director of Wall-Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Exhibitions
*denotes solo exhibition


2018
Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery – Columbus, OH – ImageOHIO 18 Juried Exhibition, Juror Manjari Sharma

2017
Carnegie Gallery – Columbus, OH – Ohio Online Visual Artists Registry Annual Juried Exhibition, Jurors Charlie Kanwischer, Laura Anthony, Kelly Stevelt
Riffe Gallery – Columbus, OH – 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition – Jurors Larry Collins, Janice Driesbach, Daniel Hernandez
Columbus Cultural Arts Center – Columbus, OH – The Sight of Music Juried Exhibit – Jurors Dr. Melanie Corn and Dr. Christopher Purdy
Studios on High – Columbus, OH – Hit the Hop Exhibition
Photoplace Gallery – Middlebury, VT – Black and White, Juror Jennifer Schlesinger
Mac Worthington Gallery – Columbus, OH – Hic Sunt Dracones*
Black Box Gallery Online Annex Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR – Black and White, Juror Todd Johnson

2016
Global Gallery, Columbus, OH – Heroes*
ASmith Gallery – Johnson City, TX – Emotion, Juror Karen Divine
Photoplace Gallery – Middlebury, VT – Imagined Realities, Juror Tom Chambers
Photoplace Gallery – Middlebury, VT – Flight, Juror Laura Moya, Director of Photolucida, Portland, OR & Juror for Critical Mass
Amblewood Gallery – Atlanta, GA – Affinity, Juror S. Gayle Stevens
Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC – Dreams and More, Juror Ann George

2015
Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC – The Narrative Portrait, Juror Nicholas Kahn
Tri-C Gallery, Cleveland, OH - Photo Now - Juried
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA – Juried Exhibition
Beard Gallery, Cortland, NY – Through My Lens – Juried Exhibition
Louisville Art Center, Louisville, CO - Juried Exhibition
Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD – Juried Exhibition
Shadowbox Theater - RAW, Columbus, OH

2014  
Stauf’s Café, Grandview OH*
 
Education
BA - Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

www.angierucker.com
 
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GUILT by Angie Rucker
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VOID by Angie Rucker
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FLOWERS FOR HELEN by Ann Marie Donahue
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Ann Marie Donahue says, "I have had the unfortunate yet inevitable experience of having both of my parents pass away. 

Their passing happened in a shorter amount of time (2.5 years within each other). Our Mom passed away suddenly in January of this year and our Dad in June 2015.  Before 2015, I had only been to a couple funerals which took place many years before.  

During both recent funeral internments, I became really drawn to the final placing of the flowers on the caskets.  This ceremony and gesture is a sign of hope and respect.

I began to realize that I found comfort in photographing the funerals and specifically this final goodbye to beloved ones.  This series, which I call, The Last Goodbye captures this sweet tradition.  I photograph these moments as a documentation of the process and it is part of my mourning.  Photography provides a conversation about memory which enables me, during these life moments, to embrace and discuss loss." 

Ann Marie is an award-winning photographer living in Los Angeles.  She has been photographing for several years and studied at the Maine Media Workshops.  She hails from Glenside, PA and has lived in France, Maine, and California.

Her work has been exhibited widely and is in private collections across the country and can be viewed here: www.annmariedonahue.com. 

She works in both film and digital photography. Besides photography, she loves to tap dance, walk along Ventura Boulevard, and make people laugh on occasion.    

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


Darkroom Gallery, Pathways and Passages Exhibition, Vermont 2017
Los Angeles Center of Photography, 4th Annual Member’s Exhibition, Los Angeles, 2017

YourDailyPhotograph, Made in 2017
Contest, Los Angeles, CA 2017

Los Angeles Center of Photography, 2nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Los Angeles, 2017

Rayko Photo Center, Post-Presence: An Instagram Gallery Take Over, San Francisco, CA 2017

Rayko Photo Center, The 9th Annual Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA 2016

1650 Gallery, Reflections Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA 2015

Medium Festival of Photography, Size Matters Exhibition, San Diego, CA 2015
1650 Gallery, Trees Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA 2015

YourDailyPhotograph, Signage Contest, Los Angeles, CA 2015

Rayko Photo Center, The 6th Annual Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, CA 2013

1650 Gallery, Urban Landscape Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA 2011

Education 

Bachelor or Arts, 1992, University of Scranton, PA

Major – Communications, Minor – French
Maine Media Workshops, 1995 – 1996, Rockport, ME

www.annmariedonahue.com
Instagram: @annmariedonahue


 
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GOODBYE JIM by Ann Marie Donahue
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MICHAEL'S FLOWER by Ann Marie Donahue
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MY SOUTHERN MAMA by Ashley Craig
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Ashley Elizabeth Craig says, "Growing up in the south creates a different type of woman.

We are taught to be southern gentile ladies, the backbone of our families, strong and independent women, and teachers as well as students of life.

We take the time to sit on the porch, play on swings, embrace our inner child and that no matter what you're never too old for a haircut from mom. And most important when life gives you lemons, add some sugar and a little bit of dad's 'shine and white knuckle it."

Ashley Elizabeth Craig is an artist and educator living in South Carolina. She received a BMA in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia.

She has taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of South Carolina, Miami International University of Art and Design (MIUAD), Barry University and Maine Media Workshops + College.

In late 2012 Ashley, along with two colleagues started a not for profit organization, named Ticka-Arts. Ticka-Arts uncovers hidden talent within the photography community and showcases their work on their website as well as physical exhibitions at rotating locations in the US and the Caribbean.

Ashley is active in the fine art community, exhibiting nationally in Massachusetts, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and California.

She participates in portfolio reviewing events and both attending and giving artist lectures and guest critiques. Ashley also works curating both graduate and undergraduate exhibitions with Universities and Colleges. She has been an active member in SPE since 2004 working with different committees and caucuses.

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Organizations 


June 2016 - Present Corporator, Griffin Museum of Photography 

June 2014 - September 2017 Book Artist Residency Juror, MMW 

November 2007 - Present College Art Association 

March 2004 - Present Society for Photographic Educators 

June 1993 - Present Girl Scouts of America 

March 2008 - December 2010 Desotorow Galleries 

October 2006 - December 2010 Young Professionals of Savannah 

June 2007 - January 2008 Photogroup President, SCAD 

Experience 

January 2010 - Present 
Consultant and Photographer 

Ashley Craig Creative Consultant 
• Website construction 
• Assist in identifying appropriate audiences for your work 
• Create and impliment marketing and social media marketing campaigns 
• Website [re]design so you most effectively communicate with your targeted audience 

February 2017 - Present 
Volunteer Coordinator 
Society of Photographic Educators 
• Organize all conference volunteers 
• Evaluate all volunteers as they complete their duties 
• Educate all volunteers to conduct themselves properly 
• Handle all monitary memberships as they are brought forward 
• Collaborate with speakers, sponsors and hotel to be sure all needs are met 

June 2014 - September 2017 
Photography Program Director 
Maine Media Workshops+College 
• Create and produce Photography and Book Arts workshops 
• Cultivate new and maintain all faculty relationships 
• Maintain previous and create new sponsor relations 
• Create and maintain budgets for 5 departements 
• Teach 3 courses in the long term program yearly 
Responsible for teaching 
• Digital Techniques • Location Lighting 
• Digital Printing • Advanced Digital Printmaking 

January 2014 - May 2014 
Adjunct Professor of Photography 
Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida 
Responsible for teaching 
• Digital Photography I 

October 2010 - April 2014 
Professor of Photography 
Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, FL (MIU) 
• Chair of Faculty Development Committee 
• Assist Department Coordinator with Photography budget 
• Aid in creation of Digital Printing and Studio Lighting facilities 
• Assist in the restructuring of the photography program from traditional to digital 
• Manage Photography Department work study students 
• Sabbatical review committee member Responsible for teaching: 
• Introduction to Black and White • History of Photography II 
• Advanced Black and White • Experimental Photography 
• Large Format Photography • Marketing and Promotions 
• Fundamentals of Lighting • Business and Operations 
• Advanced Studio Lighting • Digital Color Management 
• Studio Photography • Exhibition Printing 
• Advertising/Art Direction • Digital Print Production 

January 2008 - September 2010 Adjunct Professor of Photography 
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA 
Responsible for teaching 
• Photography Foundations I • Photography Senior Project 
• Photography Foundations II • Developing a Personal Vision I 
• Black and White Technique • Developing a Personal Vision II 
• Color Technique • Photography Senior Project (Online) 
• Digital Craft 3 • Advanced Digital Imaging 
• Digital Printing for Photography • Studio Lighting Technique 
• Photography Project Seminar I • Photographic Arts I, II, III, IV and V 
• Studio Craft (Online) 

Lecturer/Portfolio Reviewer 

March 2011 - 2018
Portfolio Reviewer 
SPE National Conference 
Various Locations 

May 2015 - 2017 
Undergraduate Photography Now 
Invited Portfolio Reviewer 
Boston, MA 
October 2011 

Invited Lecturer 
Photographic Design 
Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham, NC 
March 2011 

Invited Lecturer 
“the Memory of space”, Winter Colloquium 
Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami FL 

Awards/Reviewing Events 

Dec 2016 PhotoNola Review Participant 

April 2013 Photolucida Participant 

Oct 2011 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Review Participant 

April 2011 Photolucida Review Participant 

Dec 2009 PhotoNola Review Participant 

March 2005 SCAD Portfolio ScholarshipOct 2004 Jennie J. Branham Award of Merit, Untitled 

Selected Exhibitions 

May 2017 Wayfairer, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, ME 

Jan 2017 Photography re-imagined, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 

May 2016 fondly, Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, ME 

Oct 2014 Visual Arts Faculty Show, Barry University, Miami, FL 

Sept 2013 Somerville Toy Camera Fest, Somerville, MA 

Dec 2012 Miami Independent Thinkers, Armory Studios, Miami, FL 

July 2012 Lensculture Exhibition, Online 

Curatorial 

May 2017 Maine States Project, Lenscratch, Daily Online Journal 

Dec 2014 Not Like Before, Kimball Gallery, Miami, FL 

June 2013 Student Exhibition, MIU Student Gallery, Miami, FL 

March 2012 Conglomerate, MIU Student Gallery, Miami, FL 

May 2010 Silverworks Publication, Savannah, GA 

April 2010 Silver & Ink Exhibition, Savannah, GA 

May 2009 Silverworks Publication, Savannah, GA 

April 2009 Silver & Ink Exhibition, Savannah, GA 

May 2008 Silverworks Publication, Savannah, GA 

www.ashleyecraig.com   

Ticka-Arts
Co-Founder
www.ticka-arts.com
 
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THEIR RESTORATION by Ashley Craig
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YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR A HAIRCUT FROM MOM by Ashley Craig
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JUST PLAIN HUNGRY by Barbara Hayden
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Barbara Hayden says, "My first mentor was my father, a professional photographer, WWII US Army trained. His studios and darkrooms were my playgrounds and classrooms for lots of photo magic. The School of Visual Arts (NYC 1968-1971) provided my formal education. 
 
I am a Street-Shooting-Purist because my images are not posed nor studio lit. 
I aim to catch the quick glimpse of ordinary moments barely noticed.
 
Having been widowed twice, at 25 and 34 years old, my passion and involvement with photography abruptly halted while my healing and regrouping led me into the Deaf Community and a 30-year career in the field of education.
 
When technology made photography possible without a darkroom, I was focused and ready to reconnect. I bought a quality printer, editing software, and a DSLR (now OMD mirror-less).
 
I especially enjoy the crowds at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet and Grand Central Market in Los Angeles and anywhere in Manhattan."
 
Education

School of Visual Arts: Photography
California State University:
B.A.- Deaf Studies/Linguistics
M.A.- Curriculum Development
 
Credentials and Current Positions-
Freelance Photographer
Arts Program Supervisor
Technology Coordinator/Teacher 
Visual Arts Credential
American Sign Language Interpreter

www.bhaydenphotography.com
 
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REMEMBERING TITLES OF TRAGEDY by Barbara Hayden
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SOFT SOBS by Barbara Hayden
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ANGUISH by Barbara Peacock
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Barbara Peacock says of her series, 'Exit Seeker', " The images are of my Mother as she was in her last stages of Alzheimer's. 

All of these images were made on my iphone - as it was the easiest way to photograph her since my family did like me photographing her decline.
My Mom passed in August 2017 at the age of 97.

I am an assignment photographer living in Portland, Maine. I studied fine arts at Boston University School of Fine Arts, and photography and filmmaking at The School for the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University.

I started as a street photographer and gradually became an assignment lifestyle photographer. 

My commercial clients include Arm & Hammer, French's, Disney, Stride Rite, Brookstone. Editorial clients include People, Newsweek, Real Simple, Family Circle, Oprah, Family Fun. My images have been licensed by Toyota, Coca-Cola, Kodak, Wells Fargo, Tylenol, Volkswagen etc. 

I had the privilege to study with Master Photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Eugene Richards and Ernesto Bazan traveling to Cuba, Mexico, Cambodia and Sicily. This work can be seen in my 'Of Mice and Men' gallery on my website In 2016. 

I published Hometown –1982-2015 - A thirty-year photographic project of the small town where I grew up and continued to live as an adult. Published by BazanPhotos Publishing, Brooklyn NY. Printed in the USA by Puritan Capital. 

My current project, American Bedroom- reflections on the nature of life is a cultural and anthropological study of Americans in their private dwelling; their bedrooms. It will encompass the entire United States. It was the recent recipient of the Getty Editorial Grant 2017. 

I founded a non-profit organization ‘The Nightingale Project’ that teaches art and photography to needy children. We travel with a mix of adults and high school students. Our journeys have taken us to Haiti, Cambodia and New York."

Exhibitions

Museum of Photographic Arts Exhibition- Maine– Solo -American Bedroom 2018
Stiches & Pics Gallery- NY ‘American Collective 2017 

The Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery – Concord - Solo ‘Hometown’ 2017 
LACP Members Exhibition - LA - Dnj Gallery - 2017 

The Fence – 2017 – 
Boston/Regional –

‘American Bedroom’ Photo London Exhibit - London – Lens Culture Award- Portrait 2016 

Griffin Museum – Winchester -Curated Show 2016 

Parish Center for the Arts – Westford – Solo ‘Hometown 1982-2008’ - 2008 
Boot Cotton Mills Museum – Lowell - 2015, 2012 

Worcester Art Museum – 1998,2015, 2006, 2000 

Concord Art Museum – 1999, 2004, 2010, 2012 

Awards/Grants

Getty Editorial Grant Winner 2017 - $10K – American Bedroom 

Critical Mass Top 50 - 2017 - 

American Bedroom Lens Culture Portrait Award – Hometown - 2016 

Published

PDN Photo of the Day – American Bedroom - 2018 

Photo District News – ‘How I got that Grant’ 2017 

The Guardian – American Bedroom – 2017 

The New York Times -Lens Blog– Getty Grant Winners- 2017 

The New York Post –American Bedroom - 2017 

Vanity Fair IT – American Bedroom -2017 
George Takei – American Bedroom Blog – 2017 

Spiegel online – American Bedroom – 2017 

My Modern Met –American Bedroom - 2017 

Insider – American Bedroom - 2017 

Yankee Magazine – July-Aug 2017 – 14 page article – ‘Hometown’ Topic Stories – 10 Photographs from ‘ American Bedroom’ Monograph – ‘Hometown- 1982-2015’ – Bazan Publishing 2016 

Acuity Press-Curator Colin Westerbeck Psychology today 2016 – ‘Flashbulb Memories’ Jess White Inspired Eye with Don Springer Issue XXX11 2016 

‘Hometown- 1982-2015’ – Bazan Publishing 2016 

121 Clicks with Venkat Prakash – 2016 
Sentinel & Enterprise News – Melissa Hanson 2016 

www.barbarapeacock.com
 
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LOSS by Barbara Peacock
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SELF COMFORT- 5013 by Barbara Peacock
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GLIMPSE by Benjamin Davis
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Benjamin Davis says, "The images are a selection from a series made in the months following the death of a close friend.

The photographs are all 35 mm film, left to sit for 3 months in order to remove any personal attachment to them.

After the film was processed, the book created from the images is my reaction to reuniting with old friends and spending time together while in the process of grieving a loved one."

Ben Davis recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) after earning a BFA in Fine Art Photography and a BS in Photographic and Imaging Technologies.

He is a visual artist working in the medium of photography. His current focuses are still life images, whether they are found or constructed. He is also interested in work exploring the modern urban environment. 
In order to bring a physicality to the photographs, Ben enjoys creating hand-bound books.

He has exhibited work in group shows in places that range from Colorado to Rome. He has also been in a wide array of shows with websites such as Humble Arts Foundation, Light Leaked, and Oranbeg Press. 

Recently, Ben finished a residency at the Con Artist Collecting in New York City, and is an upcoming resident at the Arteles Foundation in Finland for September 2018. He is currently based in The Greater NYC Area. 

www.benjamindavis.space
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SARAH by Benjamin Davis
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VISIT by Benjamin Davis
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ACT 1, YEAR TWO, NOVEMBER by Ben Altman
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Ben Altman says of his series, 'THE MORE THAT IS TAKEN AWAY', "
You must praise the mutilated world -- Adam Zagajewski-The work is a meditation on genocide, and what it means to inherit such histories, using an excavation and performances behind my home.
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Survivors of mass violence continue to be challenged by the past, as do their families, descendants, and fellow group members, even as the events recede.

Meanwhile people without direct connections live in a world that has been fundamentally shaped by these extraordinary episodes. I straddle that divide; I intend this work to push against our loss of humanity in and from these histories; to mourn and bear witness to the burden while also bringing the past to inform our contemporary situation.

The piece divides into three Acts, with cycles of decay and repair weaving through them, over a period of seven years.
In Act 1, I mark out a 60' x 10' rectangle and excavate linear volumes within it. I work alone, with hand tools only.

The shapes evolve by subtraction; the result in the fourth year is an empty pit, a mound, and a roughly-built watchtower. I lose weight and wear the same clothes throughout, patching as needed.

For Act 2, I shave off my long hair. At twenty stations along the length of the site I video myself undressing and photograph myself lying in the pit. The earthwork is allowed to decay.

In Act 3, the resulting photographs, printed life-size on cotton fabric, are exhibited as part of a gallery installation, then returned the earthwork. After re-photography the pit is filled, burying the prints. Filling will be completed in 2018 and the site will be landscaped with grass and flowers.
The traces of these actions are a portfolio of B&W images, made with an 8x10 camera, and video documentation of the entire process. The photographs can stand alone, be shown as an installation with multiple video channels and projections, or be combined with video clips into a single-channel piece."

Ben Altman (b. 1953) trained as an artist by studying Physics, towing icebergs, racing sailboats, and working in commercial photography.

A naturalized U.S. citizen of British origin, his work explores intersections of history, politics, home, and the contemporary world.

He works with photographs, installation, video, performance, participation and the resourcefulness learned from a richly varied life. Altman’s work reflects the betweenness of growing up in Britain with a Jewish father and an Anglican mother followed, in his late twenties, by emigration to the United States.

Ben Altman's work has been shown in galleries, museums, and festivals across the United States and in the UK, Poland, and China.

His projects were selected for the Houston Center for Photography’s 2015 Fellowship, the 2015 Critical Mass Top 50, and for other awards and grants. He has exhibited recently as solo or featured artist at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Cambridge University, U.K.; Light Work in Syracuse, NY; the Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; the Dowd Gallery, State University of New York at Cortland; the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, NY; and the Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
    
www.benaltman.net

This project:                          www.benaltman.net/the-more-that-is-taken-away
 
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ACT 2, YEAR FOUR, DECEMBER #1 by Ben Altman
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ACT 3, YEAR SIX, DECEMBER #1 by Ben Altman
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A MARRIAGE CLOSED by Brian Alterio
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Brian Alterio

CV

• BFA - Photography, Mass College of Art , Boston MA.
• Aegean School of Fine Art [ Photography ] Paros, Greece.
• Post Graduate Photographic Program Oxford Polytechnic.
• Project Inc.  - M.I.T. Cambridge, MA.
• Freelance Photographer - Boston, MA. 
• Freelance Photographer - London, England.
• Lecturer, Creative Photography - Oxford Polytechnic.
• Lecturer, Creative Photography - Upper Heyford Community College.
• Adjunct Professor of Photography - Mount Ida College, Boston, MA.

ACHIEVEMENTS
• Director/Founder, Oxford Photographic Workshops
• Curator/Consultant - 20th Century Photography,
  Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England.
• Co-Curator - First Aaron Siskind photographic retrospective
  exhibition at MOMA, Oxford, England.
• Visual Arts Panel Member - Southern Arts Association, Oxford, England

PHOTOGRAPHIC GRANTS
• Arts Council of Great Britain - Southern Arts Association

PUBLICATIONS
• British Journal of Photography Annual
• Creative Camera Yearbook
• Creative Camera Monthly
• British Journal of Photography Monthly
• About 70 Photographs, Chris Steele Perkins

EXHIBITIONS 
• Quadrangle Gallery, Oxford, England [ one man show ]
• Half-moon Gallery, London, England
• Creative Camera Gallery, London, England [ one man show ]
• Wolfson College Gallery, Oxford, England
• Photographers Gallery, London, England
• MOMA, Oxford, England [ one man show ]
• Diaframa Gallery, Milan, Italy [ one man show ]
• Sunderland Arts Center, Newcastle, England [ one man show ]
• “The Naked Environment” Contemporary European Photographers,
   Salzburg, Austria.
• Serpentine Gallery, Hide Park, London, England
• Proposition for an Infinite Garden, Government Art Collection, London
• Black & White - PhotoPlace Gallery - Middlebury, VT
• Finding The Light - PhotoPlace Gallery - Middlebury, VT
• Human Nature, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
• History is Now - The Hayward Gallery, Southbank Center,  London, England
• Close up & Personal - PhotoPlace Gallery - Middlebury, VT
• Florals & Found Art - Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery, Providence, RI


WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
• Arts Council of Great Britain, London, England
• Department of the Environment, London, England
• Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
 
www.brianalterio.com
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