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Sprague Farm Horses – Sandra Swan


Join us for the next Newburyport ArtWalk  Nov. 2, 10am – 6pm

WOODCUTS: A Journey in Printmaking 

by

Sandra Swan

Artist Reception: 3 – 6pm

Light refreshments will be served

This show will run from Oct. 30 – Dec. 1


Sandra Swan was born in Bronxville, NY, September 30, 1934, and grew up in Greenwich, CT. She studied drawing with Howard Trafton at the Art Students’ League in NY and etching with Carlus Dryer at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. She moved to Block Island, RI in 1960, with her two daughters, and became a year-round resident. Her interest in Block Island’s old buildings led her to work with woodcuts and wood collages. She has since developed a unique way of printing with large multi-blocks. Her subjects have grown out of her love for architecture and nature. She lived for many years in her home and studio in Charlestown, MA and spent her winters on Block Island. She recently moved to Stonington, CT.

The Giclée prints on display are made from Sandra Swan’s woodcuts created over the past 40 years. They are printed on heavy archival watercolor paper, using the most advanced form of digital printing.


Permanent Public Art Collections

Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA – Liberty Bell Warehouse Building, wood collage
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA – Wynona Mulcaster’s Horse, woodcut; Lifeboat, woodcut
Art of Philip Morris, NY – Block Island Swamp, ink drawing
Fidelity Management and Trust, Co., Boston, MA – Ya n k e e , woodcut; Heifer, woodcut; Lifeboat, woodcut; Barge 300, woodcut

Special Exhibits

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT – 1968
Hurlburt Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT – 1975
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA – 1976
John Hancock Building, Boston, MA – 1978, Art Week Press Conference and Interview
Boston City Hall, Boston, MA – 1980
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT – 1981, 1986
Art Expo, Chicago, IL – 1985
Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI – 1989
Contemporary Printmaker Exhibition, Wakefield, RI – 1994
Charlestown Navy Yard Annual Exhibit, Boston, MA – 1984 through 1999
2002 Northeast Printmakers’ Biennial, Boston University – 2002
Three Printmakers 1st Annual Printmakers’ Exhibition, Sewanee University, Sewanee, TN – 2004
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH – 2008, exhibit and printmaking demonstration

Solo Exhibits

BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA – 1979
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA – 1980 and 1984
Crescent Pond Gallery, Block Island, RI – 1996
Jessie Edwards Studio, Block Island, RI – 1997, 2001, 2007
Clad-In Store, Stonington, CT – 2015

Awards

Ingram Merrill Foundation Award – 1973
Blanch E. Coleman Awards – 1983
Massachusetts Artist’s Fellowship – 1984

Current Galleries

Jessie Edwards Gallery, Block Island, RI
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


Thistle & Isles – © Jeremy Barnard

Sweethaven Gallery

October 2 – October 27

Opening reception: October 5, 4–7pm

25L Inn Street – downtown Newburyport

By the fountain down the stairs

Light refreshments will be served


When I was young, I was interested, to the point of obsession, in all things Zen. Much to the chagrin of my parents, a large portion of my time reading was spent devouring books about Zen instead of the “classics”, on which they wished I would focus. My youthful preoccupation with Zen stayed with me, and continues to inform my passion for photography. I seem to exhibit an almost subconscious tendency to create images that ask more questions than they answer. This collection of photographs, which I am calling “Moments of Zen”, contains images that clearly demonstrate Zen’s enduring influence upon my life. Jeremy Barnard


Jeremy Barnard has been primarily a practitioner of black and white photography for the past forty plus years. He is self-taught, his craft having been molded and influenced by the photography and writings of some of the great masters. “My love affair with photography began when I developed my first roll of film and created my first print. I fell in love with the process, the magic.” His passionate pursuit of technical excellence has kept Jeremy involved in every step of the photographic process. He retains control even into the presentation stage by doing his own post processing, mounting, matting, and framing.

More than twenty-five years ago the computer made its appearance in Jeremy’s work environment. In the beginning he viewed it as an overly complex typewriter. As it began to insert itself into the world of photography it was easy to be skeptical about its photographic future, since the early results of digital imaging were disappointing. Things, as we now know, have changed radically in the digital world of photography. Output quality has surpassed that of film. At this point it has been over thirty years since Jeremy has shot a roll of film, and he’s not looking back.

Mr. Barnard’s approach to his work can best be described as an ongoing process of self-discovery. His photographs walk a fine line between abstraction and realism. “My process of observation begins with a wide view of my subject, seeing it in its environmental context. With the knowledge that my image will lack impact if I don’t get close enough, I ask myself what it is about the scene that captivates me, and I move in to isolate that element.” The resultant images possess the abstract qualities of shape and form. Jeremy prefers natural to artificial light, but has, over the years, learned to be comfortable in the studio. In his artistic work he prefers to make images that do not contain people. However, his images frequently contain evidence that people have been there, adding an element of mystery. “I like to make pictures that ask more questions than they answer.”

Artist/writer David Raymond wrote in Art New England that Barnard’s photographs “not only convey a sense of place, but a sense of time transcending place, his work is poetic in unexpected ways.”


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

Exploring the question(s) of what social responsibility a photographer has, using three examples: Jerry Uelsmann, Robert Frank, and W. Eugene Smith.


Northshore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


A. D. Coleman has published 8 books and more than 2500 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, and the New York Observer, Coleman has contributed to such periodicals as ARTnews, Art On Paper, and Technology Review. His syndicated essays on mass media, new communication technologies, art, and photography have been featured in such periodicals as Juliet Art Magazine(Italy), European Photography (Germany), and Art Today (China). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries.

Since 1995, Coleman has served as Publisher and Executive Director of The Nearby Café, a multi-subject electronic magazine where his widely read blog on photography, “Photocritic International,” appears. He also founded and directs the Photography Criticism CyberArchive, the most extensive online database ever created of writing about photography by authors past and present. With John Alley, he co-directs The New Eyes Project, an online resource for everyone teaching photography to young people.

Coleman — who lectures, teaches and publishes widely both here and abroad — has appeared on NPR, PBS, CBS and the BBC. A Getty Museum Guest Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hasselblad Foundation, he was honored in 1996 as the Ansel and Virginia Adams Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Creative Photography.

American Photo named Coleman one of “the 100 most important people in photography in 1998.” In 2002 he received the Culture Prize of the German Photographic Society — the first critic of photography ever so honored. In 2010 he received the J. Dudley Johnston Award for “lifetime achievement in writing about photography,” from the Royal Photographic Society (UK). In 2014 he received the Insight Award from the Society for Photographic Education. In 2015 he received the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi (SDX) Award for Research About Journalism, as well as The Photo Review Award for Outstanding Contributions to Photography.

Coleman’s first major curatorial effort, Saga: the Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, made its debut in both book and exhibition form in September 2005 and now tours internationally. A second museum-scale curatorial project, China: Insights, premiered in spring 2008 and continues to tour the U.S. He also curates smaller exhibitions for such venues as See+ Art Space/Gallery in Beijing and the Dali International Photography Exhibition in Dali, China. Since 2005, exhibitions that Coleman has curated have opened at museums and galleries in Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia, and the U.S.

In 2018 Coleman celebrated 50 years of continuous production as working critic, historian, and theorist.


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for:

poetic license / poetic justice.

by Allan Douglass Coleman

 

A multifaceted set of lively writings by two poet-intellectuals about the veracity of an avant-garde essay by a third, regarding realities within a publishing house run by the parents of one of them, this author.

Coleman’s family founded a leftist press. He and David Antin worked there. Antin wrote about it. Coleman took issue and created poetic license / poetic justice. Charles Bernstein commented.

And Coleman, with deepest reverence, presents us with his obituaries of both parents, too.

 

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Please join us for 

Yankee Homecoming

July 27 – August 4

 

SWEETHAVEN GALLERY

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA


FEATURING ORIGINAL WORK OF

Jack Frost

Creator of Yankee Homecoming — 1958

This exhibit runs until Sunday, September 1st.

 

United Church of Christ – Wilmington, MA

Jack Frost (1915-1997) was a New England sketch artist born in Eastport, Maine on December 22, 1915 to Elizabeth and Edward Frost. By age 10, he was drawing animals and people on the wharf behind his Dad’s fine men’s European apparel store. Jack was an innately God gifted artist, who decades later, would be teaching fine art at Boston College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and many other venues.

After his graduation from the University of Maine, he went to the staff of the Boston Herald, and later became an artist and columnist for the Boston Post. It’s believed that it is here that his friendship and association with Boston Post journalist William Schofield led to the creation of the Boston Freedom Trail and his published works with Robert Booth and the Boston Freedom Trail Guidebooks, including “Port Book”. Mr Frost would go on to publish for than sixty illustrated books, including another called the “Yankee Sketchbook”.

In 1958 Newburyport was one of twenty-nine cities to adopt the vision of Jack Frost “Yankee Homecoming”. At the time, Newburyport was suffering from a regional and national “reputation” crisis due to crime and corruption. Many in town had lost hope on any change or improvement. It wasn’t just in Newburyport. Businesses all across America were leaving the urban centers and depressed inner commercial districts. Jack Frost and some powerful financial backers including ties to “American Express”, began to implement his vision of a “national pilgrimage back east where it all began.” His intention was to restore pride and interest in old cities like Newburyport that were the “historic homesteads where their ancestors had once lived” and the “roots” of their own national identity. After sixty-two years, Newburyport is the only surviving participant of this original vision.

The Jack and Jillson Frost Project is a tribute to this pilgrimage, bringing Jack Frost back home to where it all began in this very special Yankee Homecoming exhibit. The original works of Jack Frost are made possible by the collaboration of his daughter Jillson, and John Brown, artist of the Spirit of Newburyport, and Coordinator of the 4th Annual Inn Street Artisans Revival. Up to a dozen framed original sketches, out of an existing 244, will be exhibited at Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn Street. This exhibit will begin with Yankee Homecoming on Saturday July 27th and runs through Sunday August 4th. Reproductions will be available for sale. A future publication is being planned along with other exhibits in Boston and Jacks home state of Maine. The goal is to ensure that Jacks vision is appreciated, recognized, and more importantly, ensure that the last remaining body of his work is preserved in a museum where it belongs.

More information, along with a GoFundMe project to make this all possible, is available at the following address; www.jackandjillsonfrost.com.

To see all the images in this show, click on the ARTISTS link in the menu bar above.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto

B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas

B&W landscape and botanical photographs by C. Max Schenk

Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks

Cast bronze sculpture and jewelry by Lauren Josh Dow of GreenFoundry

Paintings and sculpture by Paul Neverette


EZRA SESTO

Echeveria Plant

© Ezra Sesto

 

 

 

 

 


VINCENT LEMONNIER FERRO

Inspired by Notre-Dame

© Vincent Lemonnier Ferro

 

 

 

 

 

 


DON WILLAMS

DON WILLIAMS CLAYWORKS

Slab made pottery

© Don Williams

 

 

 

 

 


LAUREN & JOSH DOW

GREEN FOUNDRY

Cast bronze large & small Gourds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast bronze jewerly

 

 

 

 


 

GREG NIKAS

Joppa Flats– Sunrise

© Greg Nikas

 

 

 

 


 

C. MAX SCHENK

Joppa Clouds

© C. Max Shenk

 

 

 


 

PAUL NEVERETTE

Outside Santa Fe 

© Paul Neverette

 

 

 

 

 

 


SWEETHAVEN GALLERY

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-765

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

 


SHOW EXTENDED!

Now — July 21.

Because of the great response to Max’s images, we are extending his show until July 21.

Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA.

By the fountain, down the stairs.

Photographer C. Max Schenk has produced images that reflect the fine art discovered in the everyday objects of our lives and environment. While using digital technology for some images, Max maintains his connections to traditional photography equipment and techniques, utilizing 35mm, medium and large format negatives that are darkroom processed in his studio and scanned for image development.

Nationally awarded for his efforts in environmental conservation, education and advocacy, Max’s worldview and photography is imbued with an appreciation of nature’s cyclical resonance in all things. His work includes environmental and industrial abstracts, featured in juried art shows across Massachusetts.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.
Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks.
Cast bronze jewelry and sculpture by Lauren and Josh Dow of Green Foundry.


Northshore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


 

This “Encore” lecture is revised and updated from Hidy’s sold-out lecture at the Firehouse in 2017.

Photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984), began his long career at age 12 in Yosemite National Park with a Kodak cardboard box Brownie Camera. A nervous, sickly misfit who dropped out of school in the eighth grade, Adams found his life’s calling, and his salvation, in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. He devoted the rest of his days to sharing the transformative power of wilderness through his art, and through his leadership in the Sierra Club. Hidy was chosen by Adams to collaborate on the last book of his career, Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). Hidy continued to be the main designer of Adams books after his death in 1984.

Informed by his first-hand experience with Adams and his circle, Hidy brings a personal perspective to the Ansel Adams story. Ansel visited Yosemite Valley during 67 consecutive years; in his lifetime he shot over 40,000 photographs; he produced several dozen books that have sold over a million copies—including advanced technical manuals for photographers; he taught many workshops; he cofounded the first museum department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art; and, for nearly 40 years he was a leader in the Sierra Club. The lecture is enlivened by quotes from Adams’ autobiography, and by dozens of his finest photographs.


Lance Hidy

Lance Hidy studied art and design at Yale University. He was co-founder and art director of David R. Godine, Publisher before starting his own design firm, specializing in the design of posters and photography books. Ansel Adams and Arnold Newman are among the photographers he worked with. Hidy was a typographic consultant to Adobe Systems, for whom he designed the typeface Penumbra, a family of sixteen fonts. He was the art director of Harvard Business Review, has designed three U. S. postage stamps, and specializes in corporate identity and logo design. In addition to running his design, illustration, and photography studio, Hidy’s writing on design history has been widely published. For 18 years he served as a professor of photography and design at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where he continues to work part-time as an accessibility specialist.



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for:

Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man.

by Andrea G. Stillman 

Looking at Ansel Adams is a personal and penetrating study that explores Ansel’s life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. Immediately recognizable photographs like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake are turned on their axes and seen from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to these beloved icons. Less familiar but equally important photographs provide unexpected insight into Ansel’s creative and personal life. For anyone with a love of the American wilderness and an interest in the life and work of the country’s most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, Looking at Ansel Adams is an essential and deeply satisfying book.

 

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Please join us for two May events:

1st Thursday, May 2, 5-8pm

Newburyport ArtWalk – May 4, 10am – 6pm

 

As I See – Nature and Focus

 

photographs by C. Max Schenk

Artist Reception: 2 – 6pm  —  Saturday, May 4

 Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

Light refreshments will be served

This show will run from May 1 – June 2


Photographer C. Max Schenk has produced images that reflect the fine art discovered in the everyday objects of our lives and environment. While using digital technology for some images, Max maintains his connections to traditional photography equipment and techniques, utilizing 35mm, medium and large format negatives that are darkroom processed in his studio and scanned for image development.

Nationally awarded for his efforts in environmental conservation, education and advocacy, Max’s worldview and photography is imbued with an appreciation of nature’s cyclical resonance in all things. His work includes environmental and industrial abstracts, featured in juried art shows across Massachusetts.

Max’s work can be viewed at: sweethavengallery.com.


ALSO FEATURING:

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto.
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro.
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas.
Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks.
Cast bronze jewelry and sculpture by Lauren and Josh Dow of Green Foundry.

EZRA SESTO

Night Blooming

© Ezra Sesto

VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Inspired by Notre–Dame

© Vincet Lemonnier Ferro

GREG NIKAS


Joppa Flats

Sunrise
© Greg Nikas

DON WILLIAMS CLAYWORKS

Slab built tableware

Don Williams

GREEN FOUNDRY

Cast bronze jewelry and sculpture

Lauren and Josh Dow

Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our artists work, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

Co-sponsored by Sweethaven Gallery and the Firehouse Center for the Arts.

“Drenched In Devotion, Baldev, India” – © 1997 Cary Wolinsky


Those amazing National Geographic magazine stories…where do the ideas come from? What really goes on in the field? How does a story work its way through the National Geographic article-making apparatus toward ink on paper?

National Geographic photographer, Cary Wolinsky takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at how he creates articles for the magazine published in 25 languages, read by 40 million people.

Wolinsky holds his audience with stories that are honest, intimate and alive and covers subjects as diverse as cutting diamonds, preparing the human body for space travel, insects that drink fog, and the toad that conquered Australia.  His stunning photographs are the culmination of more than 30 years of travel to Europe, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, India, China and Japan.


Cary Wolinsky

CARY WOLINSKY began working as a news and magazine photographer for the Boston Globe in 1968, while completing a degree in journalism at Boston University’s School of Communications. By 1972, he was providing freelance photo stories to many national magazines, including Natural History, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and International Wildlife. After becoming a contract photographer with National Geographic in the mid 1980s, Wolinsky came to specialize in international, historical, scientific, and cultural photographic essays that require in-depth research. Wolinsky’s fine art prints have been acquired and exhibited by many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and London’s Natural History Museum.

Bio text courtesy Pucker Gallery.



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)

This lecture is co-sponsored by Sweethaven Gallery and the Firehouse Center for the Arts.


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for one of two posters, your choice, SHEAR MADNESS or WATER BUFFALO. 

1 ticket for $1  —  5 tickets for $4  —  10 tickets for $8

S H E A R  M A D N E S S

In Melbourne, Australia, a half shorn sheep reveals how much wool she grows in a season. This image was selected by National Geographic Magazine for its “100 Best Photographs” issue, published in November 2001.  Poster is  24″ x 16″.

 

 

 

 

 

W A T E R  B U F F A L O

This image has been a favorite among collectors since it was featured in Odyssey, The Art of Photography at National Geographic, an exhibition of photographs, which opened at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art and traveled throughout the world. The poster was designed for the opening of the exhibition at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Title, Odyssey, The Art of Photography at National Geographic, DeCordova

 

 


Please join us for the 1st First Thursdays of 2019, March 7, 5-8pm

 Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St.

FEATURING :

B&W and color flower and still life photographs by Ezra Sesto
B&W landscape photographs of Paris by Vincent Lemonnier Ferro
Contemporary acrylic glass, metal and traditional landscape photographs by Greg Nikas
Slab built tableware by Don Williams of Don Williams Clayworks
Cast bronze sculpture and jewelry by Lauren and Josh Dow of Green Foundry

EZRA SESTO

Night Blooming – © Ezra Sesto

VINCET LEMONNIER FERRO

Man Strolling along the Seine, with Dog
© Vincet Lemonnier Ferro

GREG NIKAS

Up River
The Merrimack – Sunset
© Greg Nikas

DON WILLIAMS

Don Williams Clayworks

Slab built tableware

GREEN FOUNDRY

Lauren and Josh Dow


Light refreshments will be served

25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs.


Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

To see a larger selection of our images, please roll your cursor over the ARTIST link in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured on this blog, please give us a call at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.


 

 

Hospitalman Shannon Crowley, 22, of Swampscott, Massachusetts on patrol.
Shir Ghazay Patrol Base, Landay Nawah County, Afghanistan.


The historiography of women’s photojournalistic work, while still sparse, has gained ground in the past thirty years, due to the stellar and consistent work of female photographers, academics, museum curators, and editors. The fields of photojournalism and documentary photography reflect the political, social and cultural configurations of predominant ideologies.

Our understanding of what is history-making and newsworthy has been predominately defined and captured through a patriarchal lens. We need to know and understand our own history.

Sybylla’s article in ZEKE magazine illustrates the myriad ways in which women photographers have always been in the picture despite historically inequitable access—seeking truth, bearing witness and making invaluable contributions. She looks back to reclaim history and honor the creative strategies of these women. She also looks at innovative storytelling by contemporary women whose practices illustrate how seeing the world through a woman’s lens concurrently informs and transforms photojournalism and our understanding of the truth.


J. Sybylla Smith

Part artist, part academic, J. Sybylla Smith is equally compelled to create art as to examine its cultural significance. Roles as a fashion designer, stylist, and creative director have all been informed by the need to develop a visual language that conveys a concept, idea or theory.

Her diverse resume reflects over 25 years of curating fine art photography exhibitions with international photographers, bringing advertising campaigns and fashion editorials to fruition, and developing and teaching university curriculum, Concept Aware™, on creativity and concept development.

Her collaborations have led to lasting relationships with renowned galleries, museums, art fairs, advertising agencies, and international print publications. Smith’s current practice focuses on developing creative content for individual clients and organizations as a curator, portfolio reviewer/creator, editor, brand developer,
educator and speaker.



Lecture followed by Q&A

Date: Thursday, 31 January, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Prices: Adults ($10), Students ($5) Plus $2 processing charge.

(click here for tickets)


RAFFLE

There will be a raffle at the end of the lecture for;

 Women Photographers – From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman.

1 ticket for $1

5 tickets for $4

10 tickets for $8