Edward Boches, Ann Boese, Terry Bleser, Sally Bousquet, Larry Bruns, Lee Cott, Fehmida Chipty, Corinne DiPietro, Jackie Heitchue, Cynthia Johnston, Laura Jolly, Shelby Meyerhoff, Judith Montminy, Jeff Mulliken, Juan Murray, Leslie Myers, Nancy Nichols, Vivian Poey, Larry Raskin, Astrid Reischwitz, Darrell Roak, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Donna Tramontozzi and Maria Verrier.
September 11 – October 5, 2018
Reception September 16, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 after Jennifer Shaw's talk at 4 PM.
The Atelier Photography 28 will showcase at the Griffin from September 11 – October 5, 2018. The reception will take place on September 16, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM after Jennifer Shaw’s talk at 4:00 PM
The Atelier is a course for intermediate and advanced photographers offered by the Griffin Museum of Photography. You are invited to come view the photographs at the Griffin Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890.
Photography Atelier Instructor and Photographer Meg Birnbaum shared, “The Photography Atelier has such a long and rich history, I’m honored to be leading this workshop for emerging photographers with Amy Rindskopf assisting. The talent among the 24 members of this group show is varied and inspiring — from our relationship with architecture, memory, color, light and objects, the landscape, borders and boundaries and portraits — the show is very satisfying feast for the eyes and soul.”
The photographers of Photography Atelier 28 include: Edward Boches, Ann Boese, Terry Bleser, Sally Bousquet, Larry Bruns, Lee Cott, Fehmida Chipty, Corinne DiPietro, Jackie Heitchue, Cynthia Johnston, Laura Jolly, Shelby Meyerhoff, Judith Montminy, Jeff Mulliken, Juan Murray, Leslie Myers, Nancy Nichols, Vivian Poey, Larry Raskin, Astrid Reischwitz, Darrell Roak, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Donna Tramontozzi and Maria Verrier.
Ann Boese with ‘Interlude’ explores how the ocean’s edge reminds her of growing up in the Midwest.
Astrid Reischwitz with ‘Spin Club Tapestry’ examines a tradition from her home in Northern Germany where the village women would gather together to talk and stitch textiles for their homes.
Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson with ‘She’ finds inspiration in an ancient poem found in a cave in Egypt that is as relevant today as it was in the first century.
Corinne DiPietro’s long-term project ‘Human Nature‘ captures life in the Victory Gardens in Boston, one of America’s oldest continuously operating World War II community gardens.
Cynthia Johnston went on a road trip ‘Somewhere in the Middle‘ and returned with surprising images of the continuing myths and symbols found in the middle of the US.
Darrell Roak’s project ‘Glimpses of the Past’ is printed in gorgeous black, white and grays. He photographs historical artifacts and places that he feels a personal connection.
Donna Tramontozzi in ‘Becoming Animal’ visits aquariums and places where one can see animals up close although not in their natural habitats. She watches patiently for moments where she can imagine that captivity is forgotten for a moment and behavior is as natural as in the wilds.
Edward Boches ‘Slowly at First’ compassionately photographed the last days of his mother’s life and the families that grieved with him.
Fehmida Chipty in ‘Color and Light’ creates color-rich abstract images by showing us interior architectural spaces and presenting them to us in handsome new ways.
Jackie Heitchue’s self-portraits called ‘Just me’ shows different sides of herself by constructing complicated environments and transforming herself through the use of costumes.
Jeff Mulliken project is about the ‘Elm Street Dam, in Kingston MA.’ which was a significant place for him growing up. Jeff discovered that the dam is to be taken down in the near future so he explored and documented the dam and the roaring power of water as it is now.
Juan Murray in ‘Anonymity’ adds a new layer of narrative to his work with a local non-profit agency on the subject of homelessness in Massachusetts.
Judith Montminy’s project ‘Inside/Out’ creates compelling parallel worlds through reflections in windows and mirror-like surfaces.
Larry Bruns recorded and abstracted the changing seasons of natural color as reflected in different bodies of water in his body of work called ‘Carpe Diem‘.
In ‘Nature Nurtures‘ Larry Raskin takes weekly healing walks through the woods and photographs the quiet and surprising things he comes across.
The citizens and city of Chelsea, Massachusetts, enthralled Laura Jolly. In particular she was interested in the people who independently fish the waterfront and harbor side. The body of work is called ‘Admirals Hill‘.
In ‘Architecture Never-the-less‘, retired architect Lee Cott sees inherent design in most structures big and small. In this project he considers the creative thought and decision making that went into abandoned roadside vegetable and fruit stands.
Leslie Myers project called ‘It seems that this- the day- returns but counterclockwise’ employs the panoramic image to explore the time, space and motion of particular places.
In ‘Not Forgotten‘ Maria Verrier discovered a box full of her family’s old worn shoes. She set about creating portraits of the shoe’s owners by creating significant environments for the shoes that reflect the person and time.
In the portfolio ‘Stand Here‘, Nancy Nichols creates colorful, evocative images of places and things hoping to inspire the viewer to imagine their own narrative.
Sally Bousquet’s portfolio ‘A Modern Family‘ presents a larger and more emotional slice of a family’s history than the more posed and formal images we become accustomed to seeing on social media.
Shelby Meyerhof in ‘Zoomorphics‘ transforms her appearance using complex and detailed body paint into creatures inspired by what she finds in nature.
Terry Bleser’s six-year project ‘Tree and Door‘ explores a quiet story that built over time. The shared life of the two central figures helped the artist to realize a deeper understanding of her own yearnings and dreams.
Vivian Poey’s ‘Barquito de Papel: we are not butterflies‘ explores migration both personal to the artist and as a timely Trump-era hot button issue. This portfolio is part of long-term explorations into borders and barriers.