December 8 – January 8, 2023
Reception with the Artist - Sunday November 6, 4 to 6pm
Artists create unique styles and languages, yet, they have more in common than what may appear on the surface. We exist in a single universe and share intersecting interests; therein lies the genesis of compelling conversations. This exhibit compares the perspectives of two photographers on similar subjects across time, gender, and approach.
Becky Behar curated a call and response between Arthur Griffin’s photographs and her ongoing project, The 50th Hour to spark a visual conversation focused on women, motherhood, and life transitions. Griffin is a photojournalist whose archive spans from the 1930’s to 1950’s and Behar is a contemporary fine art photographer who conveys personal narratives through staged images. Although Griffin and Behar work in different eras and styles, the resonances between their photographs are striking.
About Becky Behar
Born in Colombia and now living in the suburbs of Boston, Becky Behar’s bilingual home is not exclusively a geographic location, but also a place built on emotional connections. Behar’s art focuses on motherhood, domestic life and the link between generations. Her still lifes and portraits are suffused with light, reminiscent of Old Masters. The result is impactful photographs that elevate the everyday to evoke stories beyond the image.
Behar has exhibited at national and international galleries including solo exhibitions with the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA and at Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE. Her group exhibitions include the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Cambridge Art Association, FotoNostrum Gallery, Photographic Resource Center, Davis Orton Gallery, Center for Photographic Art and SE Center for Photography.
She has received multiple acknowledgements including a 2021 awardee with the 16th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, a 2020 Photolucida Critical Mass top 200 finalist, and 2020 finalist for the Griffin Museum of Photography John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship.