Category Archives: Fine Art Photography

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Institution I


Institution I, 2017 Advertisements

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Peripheral Visions opens tonight at Candela Books + Gallery


https://candelabooks.com/announcing-peripheral-vision/ Amy Ritchie Johnson has curated Peripheral Vision which opens tonight at Candela Books + Gallery from 5 – 9pm. The exhibition essay describes the exhibition and her interest in exploring: “a trend in contemporary [straight] photography growing in the long shadow of the traditional ‘view of … Continue reading

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Focusing on my dissertation….


Friends and anyone following my blog on photography, I have been taking a little break since Spring 2014 in order to finish my EdD dissertation. I expect to be back posting in December, 2014. Thanks for your patience and I … Continue reading

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Lisa Elmaleh & Brandon Thibodeaux at Candela Gallery + Books


Candela Gallery currently features a pair of exhibitions of portraits that explore two different communities. Lisa Elmaleh used a large format tintype camera to make studied portraits of folk musicians in the Appalachian Mountains, while Brandon Thibodeaux photographed  individuals in … Continue reading

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Michael Snow – Disrupting the Suspension of Disbelief, Part I


Part 1: Simultaneous compression. When we pick up a camera and frame a composition in the viewfinder, we do so with a number of key assumptions about what happens when we press the shutter button and capture an exposure. A … Continue reading

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Larry Cook and Annette Isham at The Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.


Although “Woman and Landscape” and “From an Eighth to a Key” occupy the same exhibit space at The Hamiltonian Gallery, each artist addresses different themes with distinct approaches and media – these are separate exhibits installed apart in the same … Continue reading

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Louis Draper: Retrospective at Candela Books + Gallery


The Louis Draper retrospective at Candela Books + Gallery is a quiet and persistent telling of  another side to mid-20th century life in the United States that stands in stark contrast to the  clean-cut and oversimplified suburban lifestyle that is … Continue reading

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