We are thrilled to bring together book artists who have found their way to crafting beautiful hand made books as objects of art.
Join us for a conversation with Alyssa Minahan, Linda Morrow and David Sokosh in this On Seeing online event in the Griffin Zoom Room Tuesday June 14th at 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific
We are excited to host our panel conversations between photographers showcasing the wide range of creativity on a single idea or series. Our online program On Seeing is a monthly conversation bringing together members of the Griffin community to share their work, ideas and creativity with a broader audience. We bring together these artists who have unique perspectives on creativity and the world they inhabit.
Alyssa Minahan utilizes photographic materials, including unfixed gelatin silver paper and large format negatives, in non-traditional ways to express ideas integral to the medium of photography, specifically its complex relationship to time, space and memory. Minahan has exhibited her work at various galleries and museums, including the Datz Museum of Art (Gwangju, South Korea), Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), Danforth Art Museum (Framingham, MA) and Pingyao International Photography Festival (Pingyao, China). Her publications include an end and a beginning (Datz Press, 2022), Notes (Datz Press, 2019) and Tide and Air (Dust Collective, 2019).
David Sokosh –
David Sokosh is a photographer living in Claverack, NY. He creates photographs using the 19th Century processes of Cyanotype and Wet-Plate Collodion (tintype) and makes artist’s books by combining letterpress printing with Cyanotype. HIs current projects include: “Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon); “Objectified in the Time of Covid” and “John Rogers in the 21st Century, Contemporary Issues Seen Through a 19th Century Lens”.
Raised in Bethel, Connecticut by two amateur photographers, Sokosh began taking pictures at an early age. He holds a BA in Photography from WCSU. He moved from Connecticut to Brooklyn, NY in 1989.
Sokosh worked as a client liaison at Kelton Labs from 1989 to 1998. During that time he had the honor of working with Lillian Bassman, Steven Klein, Brigitte Lacombe, Helen Leavitt, Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Seliger, Lou Stettner, and many others.
He created photographs with the Polaroid Transfer process and received a number of grants from the Polaroid Corporation, culminating in a 20×24-studio grant and inclusion in their permanent collection. A study of the relationship between power lines and architecture was published as the book “Provincetown Lines”. His reportage series “Gay 90’s” at Underbridge Pictures in DUMBO Brooklyn was part of the Magnum Festival. His tintypes appeared in The New York Times accompanying the story: This Just in from the 1890’s
Sokosh was the director of Underbridge Pictures which specialized in both vintage and contemporary images of architecture, exhibiting painting and photography.
Most recently his images have been included in: Time Lapse-Contemporary Analog Photography at Shelburne Museum; Views of Antiquity Shaping the Classical Ideal at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL; Mortals, Saints & Myths at Carrie Haddad Gallery; the Member’s Show at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and Members Project(ions) at the Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
His work is included in the Pfizer collection; the Kinsey Institute; the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL; Shelburne Museum and many private collections.
Sokosh is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
Linda Morrow is a fine art photographer and book artist. She was born and raised in Arizona, but has happily lived in Southern California for over fifty years. As a child growing up on her family’s ranch and dairy farm, she spent long hours outdoors, using her imagination to amuse herself and memorizing details of the countryside. Her photographs explore the natural world in terms of landscape and botanicals and reveal nuances in human nature through portraiture.
Originally an English major, Linda found her photographic art education in a rich patchwork of study at Orange Coast College, University of California Extension, Santa Fe Workshops, as well as Maine Media Workshops. She is grateful for the gift and influence of Debbie Fleming Caffery, Carlan Tapp, Cig Harvey, Aline Smithson and Valerie Carrigan.
Her work has been shown in numerous online galleries, in Davis-Orton Gallery/NY, in the Griffin Museum of Photography/Boston, in the Library at SAIC/Chicago, and in many private collections. Her photographs have been featured in Lenswork and on Lenscratch.