The self-published photobook is an exciting new avenue for photographers to present their work directly to the public. In addition, the photobook itself can be a work of art.
As part of the Davis Orton Gallery’s commitment to showcasing the work of contemporary photographers, the Gallery is sponsoring a juried photobook competition culminating in a gallery exhibition and sale.
PHOTOBOOK!! GALLERY EXHIBITION AND SALE
20 books exhibited
‘best of show’ exhibition of prints
12 month online catalog
JUROR: PAULA TOGNARELLI
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The Griffin Museum of Photography is a small photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The Griffin Museum houses three galleries on-site, two virtual galleries and four satellite galleries.
Ms. Tognarelli is an avid collector of photography books.
November 18 to December 19, 2010
opening reception Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.
As part of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 16th Juried Exhibition, two photographers have been chosen to showcase their work in a joint show in the Atelier Gallery. Andrea Rosenthal was chosen for her “Stations of the Scale,” a photographic memoir about her problem with overeating that uses text, family materials, and self-portraits to present a visual expression of her inner state. Rosenthal says she was socialized at an early age about the importance of being thin, pretty, and nice. “From the time our pediatrician told my mother I was fat and prescribed a diet, I had a problem with distorted body image and secret eating,” she says. “My life became a long struggle with diet after diet, and I experienced supersized helpings of shame and frustration.” Using text and images of herself as a model, Rosenthal says, “I’ve tried to take an honest but ironic and humorous approach that makes visual what I feel and experience.
Rosenthal’s exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA runs from June 30 through August 29. (Artist talk and reception 6:15 pm., July 1.) Rosenthal’s photobook, “Stations of the Scale,” can be purchased at the museum, from the artist, and in Hudson, NY at the Davis Orton Gallery and Davis Orton Gallery online.
From the front stoop of the Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, Hudson, New York, here is a 3 minute review of Hudson’s 2010 Flag Day Parade – photographs by Karen Davis, music, “The Chimes of Freedom” by the Byrds, without permission
Thanks to Mary Kocol, featured artist at the Davis Orton Gallery for one of her panorama collages – this time – of the Davis Orton Gallery. Through May 30, the gallery is exhibiting Mary’s stunning c-prints, “Gardens and Arboreta” as well as “Short Stories,” paintings by Rebecca Doughty, Mary and Rebecca were in town for the artists reception.
Two of Nadine Boughton’s photocollages, including “Evening News,” exhibited recently at the Davis Orton Gallery, have been selected for inclusion in the 16th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Griffin Museum of Photography. Juried by Joerg Colberg, author of the photography blog, “Conscientious,” a website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography, the show will run from June 30 – August 29, 2010.
Meg Birnbaum who exhibited at Davis Orton Gallery in September, 2009 is the featured photographer at Tanto Tempo Gallery and Cafe in Kobe, Japan, February 6 – March 21, 2010. She is showing work from two series: “Corn Dogs, Blue Ribbons …” and “Daylight Savings.” Meg creates her evocative black and white images using plastic toy cameras (Holgas and Dianas.) She will be giving an artist talk at the gallery on March 13.
Cow Girl by Meg Birnbaum featured at Tanto Tempo Gallery, Kobe Japan
Meg’s work has also been selected for exhibition in juried shows in SoHo and San Francisco. In SoHo, her photograph “Cheek to Cheek” will appear in Soho Photo Gallery’s 12th international Krappy Kamera competition, March 2 – April 3. In San Francisco a photograph will be featured in RayKo Photo Center‘s Third Annual Juried Plastic Camera Show.