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A limited edition portfolio for the Griffin Museum of Photography. Includes A print from the museum’s founder Arthur Griffin. Available from the museum.
The Griffin Museum of Photography would like to thank Elizabeth Avedon, The Peter Urban family and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
There is an allure to guns beyond protection and the right to bear arms. The seduction seems to lie in the aesthetics of the object itself. Perhaps the love of shooting reinforces the love of the form, function and mechanics of guns. Maybe it is a love of antique objects, nostalgia for the past or romantic notions about battle lore. Whatever the reason, guns are collected as objects just as a numismatist would collect coins or a philatelist collects stamps
The Griffin Museum of Photography would like to thank Jim Casper, The Peter Urban family and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston for making this exhibition possible.
Plant Life is my own personal initiative begun when I was invited to participate in The Seed Project, a collective green arts effort envisioned by David Cohen. I thought I could rise to the challenge. Having no horticultural ability at all, I attempted to grow wheat grass, later basil, but could only document my failures. My seeds did germinate. They did grow, and the plants were beautiful; but ultimately I was unable to sustain it. However, I view them as not just a failure, but also perseverance. Whether they thrive or not, the photographs hold their own enigma.
[Photo]gogues: New England 2015 is not a definitive study of New England photography pedagogues, rather it is a sampling of faculty members from the region. Paula Tognarelli and Frances Jakubek, executive director and associate director of the Griffin Museum of Photography, invited ten photography instructors to exhibit their personal work during the Flash Forward Photography Festival in Boston.
I was asked last September by Daniel Miller to jury an online exhibition that would be delivered to email subscribers on a daily basis. One photograph was delivered every day this past summer to subscribers and ran over the course of 42 days. This was the number of artists I chose for the exhibit. Daniel also gave me the opportunity to jury a topic of my choice. I have wanted to produce an exhibition on the concept of the sky for a while now. Daniel Miller gave me the opportunity to realize that dream. The response to the exhibit was incredible and many requested that the Griffin get the exhibit to a wall. The Lafayette City Center in downtown Boston made that happen for us. —Paula Tognarelli
Asia Kepka has been photographing herself with Bridget Manikin for ten years since she answered an ad on craigslist and bought her for $100. It was a turbulent time, wrought with many losses. “Bridget and I” is the “visual diary” that allowed Kepka to explore the relationships around her.
Meg Birnbaum is a fine art photographer who over the course of three years has followed and photographed the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There are 3000 plus Sisters worldwide with eighteen Sisters, Novices, Postulants and Aspirants in the Boston house on Commonwealth Avenue.
It was a hot summer day when Horace and Agnes: A Love Story came to life. A casual meeting with friends, an accordion, a red couch, a squirrel and a horse mask spurred on a photo shoot. The resulting narrative has blossomed into over 100 photographs of Horace and Agnes Groomsby and their friends accompanied by text.
The Color of Baseball, Photographs by Bill Chapman Book Design, Meg Birnbaum Sequence by Jessica Hauserman Griffin Museum Of Photography, 67 Shore Road Winchester, MA
The Griffin Museum of Photography would like to thank Aline Smithson, The Peter Urban family and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston for making this exhibition possible. This catalog is available for purchase at http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/product/20th-juried-exhibition/
[Photo]gogues: New England is not a definitive study of New England photography pedagogues, rather it is a sampling of faculty members from the region. Paula Tognarelli and Frances Jakubek, executive director and associate director of the Griffin Museum of Photography, invited twelve photography instructors to exhibit their personal work during the Flash Forward Photography Festival in Boston. The twelve invited photographers are Robert Alter, Framingham State University, Christine Collins, Lesley University College of Art and Design (LUCAD), Ron Cowie, New England School of Photography, Karen Davis, Photography Atelier, Mark Eshbaugh, Bridgewater State University, Ivana Damien George, Bridgewater State University, Jaclyn Kain, Simmons College, Susan Lapides, Cambridge, Ashley McDowell, Framingham State University, Bruce Myren, Northeastern University, Lesley University College of Art and Design (LUCAD), Cheryle St. Onge, Maine College of Art and University of New Hampshire and Larry Volk, Endicott College