12th Annual Photobook Show
4th Annual Books & Readers
Group Photo Show
November 20 to December 19, 2021
Davis Orton Gallery
12th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show
Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography
and Karen Davis, Davis Orton Gallery.
For covers, two-page spreads and information about each photobook in this exhibition
The 43 photobooks selected by Jurors Paula Tognarelli and Karen Daviswill be displayed in gallery and display shelves. November 20 to December 4 Part 1: 22 books in gallery; December 5 to December 19: Part 2: 21 books in gallery. Each time, the remaining books will be presented on display shelves
Part 1: Nov 20 to Dec 4
Debra Achen • Stephen Albair • Stan Banos • Gary Beeber • Bruce Berkow • Mike Callaghan • Nicholas Costopoulos • Maureen Drennan • Melissa Eder • Mark Farber • Jake Foster • Samantha Goss • Joe Greene • Anita Harris • Timothy Hearsum • Samantha Herbert • Judi Iranyi • Doug Johnson • Kevin B Jones • Kate& Geir Jordahl • Matthew Kamholtz • Stella Kramer
Part 2: Dec 5 to Dec 19
Philip Malkin • Andy Mattern • Forest McMullin • Meryl Meisler • Linda Morrow • Laila Nahar • Fern Nesson • Donna Oglesby • Robert Pacheco • Robert Palumbo • Betty Press • Keron Psillas • Renato Rampolla • Joanne Ross • Patricia Scialo • Ron Snider • Benjamin Tankersley • Sal Taylor Kydd • Julia Vandenoever • Thomas Whitworth • Sharon Wickham
2022: Exhibition Travels
Griffin Museum of Photography,
Exhibition: JANUARY 6 – FEBRUARY 27
Books & Readers Group Show
featuring multiple images by each artist
November 20 to December 19
Robin Boger • Jenny Carey • Ellen Feldman • Ingrid Lundquist • Henry Neimark • Wayne Palmer • Jaye Phillips
About the Artists and their work
Reading with Abuela by Robin Boger
Access to information has been used throughout history as a means of social control, but the relatively recent democratization of literacy has been critical to modernization and economic development. There is comfort in sharing space and time with those who also love to read. In Cuba and Japan, the ritual of reading often begins early and continues throughout life. While reading is usually a solitary activity, it can also inform and energize groups. The “marketplace of ideas” becomes a marketplace “for” ideas in the used book district of Jimbocho, Tokyo – where my presence as a tourist with cameras went unnoticed by those searching for more to read.
Before 2020, Robin Boger’s photography was guided by her search for visual markers that reflect how societal and cultural elements shape human behavior. In her travels, she looks for evidence of how differences in the natural environment and material culture impact activities of individuals and groups. Despite finding such differences, however, she has also identified many similarities in how societies around the world have created solutions to common problems. Her images from Cuba and Africa have been shown at galleries in the greater Boston area, including the Chandler Gallery in Cambridge and J.P. Licks in Jamaica Plain.
I am a collector of few things: rocks from my travels, books, and art. Those treasured objects in my home are often displayed on bookcases. One can find them Interspersed among books with well-known titles that date back decades. So, on a special day or holiday, some remnant of the day will likely find its way onto the shelves. Books housed on those shelves are often well-worn, read in one day in a backyard pool, the side of a mountain, or on a far-away beach.
The immersion I experience in those books, or treasured remnants of special moments, is kindred to my own immersion in photography. These images represent that immersion.,
Jenny Carey is a photographic artist residing in Florida. Her work explores the themes of memory, loss, and sense of place. Ordinary subjects and intimate environments are used to evoke memories, document the intangible, and narrate unseen beauty.
She began her practice as a photojournalist and that perspective is evident in her work. Her images have been exhibited nationally, most recently at The Tampa International Airport Gallery (Florida), Manifest Gallery (Ohio), and Davis Orton (New York). Her photographic works are included in numerous private collections.
The natural environment is often the subject matter in her images, but frequent travels have opened narratives with urban elements. She is the founder of Creatives Exchange, a collective of professional women artists in Tampa, Florida where she maintains a studio practice.
Reading novels was my first love. Before I knew about movies or classical music I would curl up with a book by William Saroyan, Johanna Spyri, or Louisa May Alcott. I was transported to another world. As a long-time street photographer, who better to capture than people who are engrossed in their private worlds, book in hand?
Ellen Feldman is a long-time street photographer, photo-artist, curator, and book maker; her work has appeared in many solo and group exhibits. Her latest book is “We Who March: Photographs and Reflections on the Women’s March, January 21, 2017.” Feldman is Photography Editor of Women’s Review of Books and holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU.
My art education was abandoned for a career as an event designer/producer. During those 40 years, I keenly observed my surroundings and developed an obsession with nuance. In 2011, I joined a graduate school classmate who was teaching a photography class in Italy. Five weeks in Florence, with my first real camera, very quickly revealed my new artistic voice as a “Street Photographer.”
The images I frame are stumbled upon, sometimes with objects appearing in precise arrangements as if waiting to be noticed. If the subject is posing, it’s for another lens, unaware of my presence. Shapes and colors and their relationship are a fascination for me. My compositions are simple, with a photojournalistic attitude as if revealing a snippet of information and begging the viewer to finish the story. To me, the perfect artistic expression is a compelling story told through an unusual but exacting photograph.
Ingrid Lundquist is a creative spirit. She graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.A. in Art, a B.A. in English, and a Master’s Degree in Art, and went on to build a career as a Certified Special Events Professional. Ingrid is the founder of The Book-in-Hand Roadshow which stages presentations and workshops on topics of interest to writers.
She is the author of five business books, a photo story book, and Touching Venus (2022), a collection of enticing and inspiring slice-of-life short stories. Ingrid teaches event classes at her alma mater as well as writing and self-publishing classes at Sierra College and at art facilities. Her class ‘Let pictures drive the words’ combines her love of both photography and writing. Since embracing street photography in 2011, her images have been in more than 70 juried shows across the U.S. and abroad.
I’m always amazed at the thought of what is going on behind the eyes, the blizzard of activity, of neurons firing, of chemical/electrical impulses occurring, of the life and action going on inside a person’s brain while reading; the almost trance-like immobility belying the activity inside.,
Until recently, Henry Neimark was a person who took photographs. Now, after so many years and so many snaps of the shutter, he looks at his work and realizes that he is a Photographer.
My work explores the intersection between the urban environment and the human experience. I am intrigued by found objects in natural light, and am drawn to people in their unguarded moments on the street. I’m sensitive to scenes of casual poetry when, for an instant, the image offers resonance greater than the sum of its parts. The resonate experience is deeply satisfying, and is the core reason why I continue to take my cameras out onto the New York streets every day.,
For Wayne Palmer street photography and television news have been parallel paths of life in New York. At WNET (PBS) Wayne directed national news and public affairs programs such as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Bill Moyers’ Journal and countless others. At the same time he photographed the streets and people of New York with black and white film and digital color, which he continues today.
Waynes’ photographs have been exhibited and honored around the world, including Miami Street Photography Festival/Art Basel, Davis Orton Gallery, PH21 Gallery Budapest Hungary, Los Angeles Center of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fine Art Photography Awards London, International Color Awards, Black and White Spider Awards; published in Black & White Magazine Feb. 2021, Bokeh Bokeh Feb. 2021, Photo Review International Competition 2020. Neutral Density Magazine and acquired by the Museum of the City of New York.
Books are my recurrent theme, vessel, tool, and inspiration. My Choreography Notebook is part of my ongoing collage series which arose from my photography of books….books as vessels containing traces, messages, shards, dreams, openings, awakenings, and voices.
The medium of collage for me gathers fragments of light and time and allows moving forward and backward in time and space. In terms of light as an element, I also see books as reflectors and absorbers of the visual.
I am drawn to the writer John Berger and his grounding words from
Keeping a Rendezvous:
When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story….the story’s voice makes everything its own.,
Jaye Phillips is fine art and performance photographer living and working in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including: Harvard University, Addison Gallery of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art/Chicago, and DeCordova Art Museum. Her most recent group show was in Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art at LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China.
Her work is included in the Polaroid International Collection and Harvard Theatre Arts Collection. She has photographed professionally for dance companies including Boston Ballet, Streb/SLAM, Eiko and Koma, and Institute of Contemporary Art/Art and Dance series.
Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Art Forum, WGBH-TV La Plaza series, Time is not Even, Space is not Empty, Walker Art Center, publisher and Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan, Museum of New Mexico Press. She studied photography with Minor White at MIT, and studio arts at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston.
October 9 to November 14, 2021
Short Film by Susan Copich: The Cupcake
Film Still 3 from The Cupcake, 7 minute film by Susan Copich
Film Still 4 from The Cupcake, 7 minute film by Susan Copich
Victoria Crayhon – Romance
About the Artists and Their Work
Judith Henry, Me as Her & Beauty Masks
Brooklyn-based artist Judith Henry repurposes a cornucopia of materials in her explorations of identity. Having pursued secretive, voyeuristic observations of people throughout her career, in Me As Her and Beauty Masks she explores, through photography, fame, celebrity, idealized beauty and the misalignments between cultural representation and inner psychology.
In Me as Her, using her long-standing practice of remaining hidden within her work, Henry, masked behind portraits gleaned from the internet, reimagines herself as a series of significant, accomplished, deceased women both young and old. Behind the mask, she places herself in locations in her Willamsburg neighborhood. Away from the glare of fame, and shot in black and white, each photograph comments on how little is known about those we admire and the true self.
In Beauty Masks, her photographic series of over 120 color self-portraits, Henry juxtaposes images of models’ faces ripped from fashion magazines over her own face. The stark contrast between the retouched and made-up faces and Henry’s actual hands and body are a reminder of the commodification of idealized beauty and a reflection of the fear of death.
For over five decades, New York based artist and designer Judith Henry has created multimedia artworks and books that explore the friction between interior life and the public self.
In New York, Henry’s work has been exhibited by BravinLee Programs, where her most recent exhibition Casting Call (2018) was of 300 small, idiosyncratic sculptures. Other recent solo shows were at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2016 and The National Arts Club, 2017. Her work has been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, and Switzerland.
Her graphic photobook Overheard Book Series, (Overheard at the Museum, Overheard at the Bookstore, Overheard While Shopping and Overheard in Love), published by Universe/Rizzoli (2000-2006), consist of overheard conversations in text and photos paired in surprising juxtapositions. Her self-published photobook, Beauty Masks (2019) is a mash-up of beauty, youth, and aging. In 1976, Henry created with the late artist Jaime Davidovich the now legendary Wooster enterprises whose conceptual paper products were sold nationally. The popular Crumpled Paper Stationery, which she designed, was produced and sold by The Museum of Modern Art for over 25 years.
Michael Hunold, SHOOT
Photographs and Movies are central to Michael Hunold’s personal history and experience of life. Since boyhood he has engaged with the world through photography. Immersed in the culture of movies, he found a career in motion picture production, lighting movies for a living. The images in SHOOT are part of his ongoing photographic account of his working life in a factory of dreams, that place where ordinary spaces and fabricated simulations of reality are transformed by camera and light into something mysterious and delightful.
Hunold favors a small point-and-shoot camera for its portability and unobtrusive size. It travels easily and is with him wherever he goes. This allows for a spontaneous response to surprise in the moment and a more discrete scrutiny of small details. His daily practice provides the content for his ongoing BIOPIC.
Michael Hunold of Woodstock NY has been a photographer, sometimes professionally, since his teens. He was a staff photographer with: The Soho Weekly News; The Center for Inter-American Relations; The Museum Of Natural History. He was stringer for Time-Life. His photographs have appeared in: The Village Voice; New York Magazine; The New York Times; The Woodstock Times; The Kingston Freeman.
His photographs have been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art; The Goddard-Riverside Community Center; Davis Orton Gallery; and the Griffin Museum Of Photography; Some of the images in SHOOT appeared in his photobook, SHOOT, which was judged “Best-In-Show” in Davis Orton Gallery’s Photobook Exhibition, 2014. This exhibit also travelled to the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Hunold has an MFA from NYU Graduate Film School. He is a member of IATSE Local 52 and the Screen Actors Guild.
Susan Copich, The Cupcake (a short film & film stills)
THE CUPCAKE Synopsis
The Cupcake is a short film that expands on the conceptual photographic series “Domestic Bliss” by Susan Copich. Within the pristine environment of suburban living, a modern housewife (Susan Copich) longs for escape from an ennui bred of entitlement and isolation. She discovers expression and freedom through ritual and performance, to a dreamlike precision, that may only further the trappings of her perfect world. As the external world repeatedly intrudes on her nighttime ceremony, she faces the ultimate challenge. Like the photographic series The Cupcake presents tableaux rich with iconic symbols that dive into the psychological and asks the character to face herself or continue the endless loop of denial. As the central figure on an artificial stage, the housewife is at once the empty vortex and the compelling heroine in this morality play.
Susan Copich of upstate NY is an award-winning photographer known for her conceptual photographic series Domestic Bliss. The series, featuring her characteristic dark and witty humor, gives voice to her inner “darkness” while examining family life in a humorous and sometime sarcastic context.
Domestic Bliss went viral in 2014 after Peta Pixel’s rave review of her solo show in New York City and has since been written up and reviewed in many languages around the world. Susan continues to explore women and the endless narrative of being such in today’s world through her ongoing photography projects and her video exploration, THE CUPCAKE.
Her work has appeared in numerous group and solo shows in galleries and museums. It is held in private collections internationally.
Portfolio Showcase: Movies – Real and Imagined
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries
Victoria Crayhon, Thoughts of Romance on the Road
Victoria Crayhon uses photography and video to document her text interventions on roadside marquee signs in this ongoing project. She place phrases on movie marquee signs, using her own sign letters and leaves the scene with the words left intact upon the marquee. Before she departs, she makes a photograph from the sidewalk or roadside. She then creates large-scale color prints as documents of the sign in its environment. The photograph becomes the sole remnant of the project as the letters inevitably disappear or are taken down. The work addresses the effect of media and technology upon human memory and desire.
Victoria Crayhon’s work has been exhibited, published and collected both internationally and throughout the United States. Her work has been prominently featured in publications such as British Journal of Photography, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate Magazine, Huffington Post, Fraction Magazine, Zero_Cento Editions, La Journal de la Photographie, Fade to Black, Art/Photo Magazine, and The Photo Review top ten of 2019 and 2014. It is also included in museum, corporate and private collections, among them The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Harvard/Fogg Art Museums, and Citigroup in NYC.
Crayhon holds a BFA Photography from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and an
MFA Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Alternative Visions of the Natural World
acrylic and pastel on Bristol
photography & artist books
Connie Lowell & Lev L Spiro
Sept 4 to October 3, 2021
David Drake, Close by: Catskill
Dawn Watson, Solastalgia
Portfolio Showcase: Alternative Visions of Landscape
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries
Connie Lowell, Broken Landscapes
Lev L. Spiro, Fugitive Light
About the Artists and Their Work