Tag Archives: Boston Massachusetts

Henry Horenstein

I had the great experience of meeting Henry Horenstein this spring–my dog-eared copy of Black & White Photography: A Basic Manual was my guide through the darkroom years of chemicals and enlargers and it was an honor to meet my very capable teacher.

Henry is bringing his own photographic skills to a new monograph, Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Musicpublished by W.W. Norton & Co. this year and will be opening an exhibition on Oct. 26-28 at Grayduck Gallery in Austin in conjunction with the Texas Book Festival.

Henry received his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. He is the author of over 30 books, including the monographs Show, Animalia, Close Relations, Humans, and Racing Days, as well as some of the most widely used textbooks in the field, including Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, and Digital Photography. He is a professor of photography at RISD and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Honky Tonk is a collection of black and white photographs captured between 1972 and 2011 that document the changing world of traditional country music and its fans. A photographer and ardent music fan, Henry covers it all—exploring bluegrass festivals, country music parks, dance halls and honky tonks. He captures country queens Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, favorites Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings, late nights at the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, and decades of colorful and devoted fans. Rich with character, culture and story, Honky Tonk is a piece of Americana we are grateful Henry has preserved.

Kate Greene, Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily)

Kate Greene, Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily)

Kate Greene

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily) ,
Eureka, California, 2011
From the Anomalous Phenomena series
Website – KateGreenePhotography.com

Kate Greene was born in 1978 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008 and an MFA in photography from Yale School of Art in 2010 where she was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles and is a part of several private collections. Her most recent series, Anomalous Phenomena, was included in the 2011 New York Photo Festival and will be featured in the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012, Terra Cognita, at the Museum Drachten in the Netherlands.

Rachel Loischild

Rachel Loischild is an artist and photographer based in Boston Massachusetts. I had the pleasure of seeing her work on Estate Sales in the Flash Forward festival, and was interested to see more.  Rachel’s work speaks to what was, the poignancy of transience, the idea of personal legacy. 

She holds her MFA  in photography from Pratt Institute. Her photographs have been shown widely, including her international debut at the Jounju photo festival in Jounju Korea. As well as having her work exhibited at the Danforth Museum of Art, the Monmouth Museum and numerous fine art galleries across the country. Rachel teaches photography at both Clark University and Pine Manor College. 

I am featuring work from two series, Estate Sales, and Back in the Valley, both explore terrain that is familiar and sensory, and deal with memory and the passage of time.

Estate Sales
is an investigation of the estate sales of New England documenting the
objects and domestic spaces that remain after someone dies.

Estate Sales
becomes a collection of environmental portraits that tell a story about
individual lives, families, and an entire generation, which is quickly
evaporating. Details of ones life are laid out and exposed, allowing for
the examination of the physical relics of someone’s life. This work
examines these domestic spaces that have been very clearly shaped by
women, creating portraits of them and examining the cultural nuances to
which they subscribed, as well as comparing them to our own schema
today. This can be seen in the pieces of cosmetics remaining on a
dressing table and the ornamentation of a house; even the choice of
wallpaper reflects such subtleties.

but curious – well-worn surfaces, upholstery faded from decades of sun.
Illumination plays a key role in the work, aesthetically adding life
back into a space that is now defined by death. What remains becomes
still life as anthropology; these homes become a part of both art and
social science. The miniature as the grand and the grand as the
miniature, like museum dioramas tell us of an ancient past, these still
lives speak to us of the recent past allowing us to create our own
dialogue with this time gone by.

In Back In The Valley,
Rachel returns to her parents home in a series of portraits of her
parents and their home in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. This
project is linked to her landscape work of the same region, Views From The Happy Valley,
which depicts landscapes of the agricultural land that surrounded her
in childhood. 

In this ongoing project Rachel confronts viewers exceptions of family construct in showing her middle-aged lesbian parents in their home revealing the banality of their every day lives.  By pairing landscapes with portraits Rachel shows her deep connection to the valley in that she includes these non-domestic spaces in her schema of home.  

Greer Muldowney, Cheung Sha Wan #3

Greer Muldowney, Cheung Sha Wan #3

Greer Muldowney

Cheung Sha Wan #3,
Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2010
From the 6,426 per km2 series
Website – GreerMuldowney.com

Greer Muldowney is an artist and photography professor based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked for photographers Stephen DiRado and Henry Horenstein, and has acted as the curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and as an assistant curator at the Panopticon Gallery and Panopticon Imaging in Boston, MA. She currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and the New England Institute of Art.

Trevor Powers, Untitled

Trevor Powers, Untitled

Trevor Powers

Boston, 2011
From the Sleep the Clock Around series
Website – CargoCollective.com/TrevorPowers

Trevor Powers (b. 1985) is a photographer and curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied photography at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2008. His work is primarily based around travel and the relationships, connections, and routines of everyday life. He is interested in exploring America, collaboration, zines, and creating community and sharing work through events and shows he curates. Most recently, he launched the All Visual Boston Slideshow, a series of one-night only, digitally projected group shows featuring the recent work of local and international artists.   

Michael George, Hiking Hocking Hills

Michael George, Hiking Hocking Hills

Michael George

Hiking Hocking Hills,
Ohio, 2011
From the Into the Trees series
Website – MichaelGeorgePhoto.com

Michael George (b. 1988) is a freelance photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. During this past year Michael's thesis, This is Not Real, was exhibited in the Gulf + Western Galleries located at 721 Broadway. The images and supplemental book chronicle a cross-country cycling trip that took Michael from Boston, Massachusetts to Santa Barbara, California. This summer Michael embarked on another trip from NYC to Niagara Falls. His work is generated from an insatiable interest in people, their beauty, and their quirks.

Sarah Malakoff, Untitled Interior (blizzard)

Sarah Malakoff, Untitled Interior (blizzard)

Sarah Malakoff

Untitled Interior (blizzard),
Roslindale, Massachusetts, 2005
From the Living Arrangements series
Website – SarahMalakoff.com

Sarah Malakoff is a photographer who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her photographs are examinations of the home as both a refuge from and at times a re-creation of the outside world. She has had solo exhibitions at the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, MA and Plane Space in New York, NY. Her photographs have also recently been shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, The DeCordova Museum, The Portland Museum of Art, The Danforth Museum of Art, The Smith College Museum of Art, The Photographic Resource Center, and Photo Center Northwest.