Reception for Artists: Saturday, October 27, 5-7 pm
An exhibition of photographs by outstanding artists across the US that serves as an important statement of our determination and power to fight for justice for ourselves, and all people, in all our differences.
The exhibit will bring together photographs from the Women’s March, January 21, 2017, and other recent events in the United States, including Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock Movement and March for Our Lives.
Unapologetically Muslim by Nicole Buchanan, 2017 Women’s March, Atlanta GA
Black Lives Matter – Eric Garner (Boston MA 2014) by Ellen Shub
About the Curators Ellen Feldman is a long-time street photographer, photo-artist, and book maker; her work has appeared in many solo and group exhibits. She is Photography Editor of Women’s Review of Books and holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU.
Marky Kauffmann has been working as a fine art photographer, educator, and curator for over thirty years, including curating “Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers,” currently touring schools and colleges throughout the Northeast. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Photography.
Also: Slide shows of political actions, demonstrations and related events in and around Hudson NY. Contributing photographers to be announced Oct 25.
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase Call for Entries, the gallery will also feature two portfolios
David Whitney, March For Our Lives
March For Our Lives, Boston, 1 by David Whitney
Marysville, Springfield, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Santa Fe….part of the horrific list of mass shootings in American schools. Thousands of young people across the country marched on 24 March 2018 for political action to stem this gun violence. David Whitney documented the March for Our Lives in Boston. . He intersperses the Boston photographs with images of the graves of some of the children who died in the Sandy Hook shooting. His march scenes show both the solidarity of the group and the strength, grief, passion and determination of the individual students. The question Whitney’s photographs do not answer is whether this activism can produce advocates and voters who will effect real change and what that changes will ultimately be — or if their voices will fade away as the news cycle rolls on?
Bio: David Whitney is a Boston-based photographer with an interest in street and documentary photography. His work has been exhibited at several museums and galleries, including the Danforth Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Garner Center at the New England School of Photography, the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, the Concord Center for Visual Arts and the Bromfield Gallery.
Marjorie Nichols, We’ll Fix You
Hard Hats Picket by Marjorie Nichols
The various marches that drew Marjorie Nichols to them almost fifty years ago were those that were anti-war, anti-Nixon and pro ERA. At the anti-war/anti-Nixon actions, she marveled at the unheard of coalition of farmers, laborers and “longhairs”, all against the policies of the Nixon Administration.
At the ERA demonstrations were women, children and some men demanding to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and a smaller counter demonstration, the “Stop ERA” group. Among the arguments of the Stop ERA supporters were those that had been made by lawyer and anti feminism leader Phyllis Schlafly: the ERA would force women to be drafted into military service and, that in a divorce women would not receive alimony.
Bio: Portrait photographer Marjorie Nichols has been photographing the things around her as well as commissioned black and white portraits since a carpe diem moment in college 50 years ago. She has volunteered to photograph adults to help them get sweat equity housing and older children who were waiting for adoption into “forever homes”. Others commission her to photograph their personal histories in their homes or vacations. Some of the kids in those early photos are now contacting her to have in their own homes and histories documented. Their moms sometimes call to have coffee or invite her to their book signings and art receptions.