June 21st - September 22nd
The seven artists in this showcase have expanded the dialogue in photography by creating space for others to develop their own voice. Whether through education, curation, publishing or organizing, they’ve helped change our photographic landscape. I wanted to shine a light on their own work, because all of that community building can take time away from one’s artistic practice, no matter how satisfying it is. Join me in celebrating the magic of their voices. Use this link for the showcase introduction and links to the artist pages.
March 20th - June 21st
In this showcase we look at six photographers who are exploring imagery through the use of collage. Juxtaposition, layering, fragmentation and the use of paint, or other media, are all collage and assemblage techniques and are a way to think outside the box and create new metaphors. These can convey emotion and other dimensions, adding depth and meaning that reach the viewer's mind at a subconscious level, allowing them to create their own narrative. Use this link for the showcase introduction and links to the artist pages.
Photography and Artists' Books
Sept 22nd - December 31st
As you journey through this showcase you will find that each artist has taken a unique path through the process. For some, the subject is very personal and the book becomes an attempt to make their experiences tangible with their use of content, sequence, materials and format. Others explore the sculptural aspects of the medium by creating dynamic forms through the exploration of binding and found objects. Marvelous work throughout, my only regret is not being able to hold these wonderful projects in person! Once again thank you to PhotoBook Journal for curating another set of engaging photobooks. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.
August 1st - September 21st
The photographers in this showcase have explored their territories with goals that range from social consciousness to the erasing or easing of assumptions. Others have found that staking out a territory can be a way of grounding oneself through a connection to a physical space and place. Not all journeys are external and it’s possible to use photography to help you search for an inner sense of place and belonging - a place that can be an anchor in time. Once again thank you to Douglas Stockdale, photographer, founder and editor of PhotoBook Journal for curating another set of interesting photobooks. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.
May 1st - June 30th, 2022
In this showcase, I've chosen five photographers who've used the idea of family to explore their place in the world. Several have worked with their own families - while others have used photography to observe the families of others, or fill the gaps they've experienced in life. We also see the effects of outside forces, both political and economic on the most intimate of experiences. Once again many thanks to Douglas Stockdale, photographer, founder and editor of PhotoBook Journal for curating this set of family-inspired photography books - this time the subject matter really made it a hard choice with so many to choose from. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.
March 1st - April 30th, 2022
In this showcase, artists have fully embraced color as an important narrative aspect in their work. From lush noir tones to delicate saturations, their color palettes help to set a tone and mood. Some explore color in its political and cultural aspects while also pushing the boundaries of traditional materials. The pandemic and lockdown play a role in several photographers' work and shows the ability of art to help us reimagine our experiences. Many thanks to PhotoBook Journal for curating a wonderful set of photography books where how the artist works with color is an important element. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.
January 1st - February 28th, 2022
I searched for a wide range of approaches in putting this showcase together - much of the work is about exploration. We have a collaboration in the study of a relationship, as well as imagery that looks back at, or plays with the idea of, memories. One artist explores the marks of others. Another brings lives lived to the foreground, giving a voice to the silenced. Additionally, photobooks are such a perfect pairing of imagery and words and I'm so happy to have a guest contribution by PhotoBook Journal with reviews of six books where text has played a strong role.
October 18th - December 19th, 2021
These five photographers have found very interesting ways to explore the structure. From intimate to urban to historic, we look at purpose, scale and the human cost of our domestic landscape. We look at what remains when a significant structure, one that changed the lives of a generation, is no longer present. We even see photographer as architect in the creation of mind-bending, often humorous, structures that challenge our assumptions.
August 16th - October 17th, 2021
I looked to find an interesting range in the six photographers featured here. Utilizing the mechanics of photography, several artists have transcended the technical to create magical moments: from insomnia-driven wanderings, to examining what happens even before you shoot, to creating floating, ephemeral sculptures in the air. Exploring memory and the passage of time, several artists examine that experience and the sense of longing the journey can leave us with.
June 16th - August 15th, 2021
Each of the six artists featured here have a very thoughtful partnership with nature. Some of the work has been a response to our last year, the forced isolation that we all found ourselves under and turning to nature as an inspirational resource. Others seek to connect us to nature’s magical world, or draw our awareness to the consequences of our actions. Throughout the showcase, there is an understanding that the world/space we inhabit is important and should be honored.
April 11th - June 15th, 2021
I have chosen six photographers for this showcase whose art runs a wide gamut of what “staged imagery” can involve. Several have found imaginative ways to transform the everyday through reinvention and abstraction, finding the power in the ordinary. While others seek to evoke a mood, capture vanishing moments of beauty, or even include the presentation of the print as part of their staging.
February 14th - April 10th, 2021
Looking at artists who free photographs from walls and release them into our three-dimensional world. Some give life to the paper itself - leading the viewer on a journey as it folds and warps. Others offer, even demand, interaction that grants viewers a share of authorship/ownership experiences.