Tag Archives: New York Foundation

Brian Finke, LSU “Untitled”

Brian Finke, LSU “Untitled”

Brian Finke

LSU “Untitled”,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2012
From the LSU series
Website – BrianFinke.com

Brian Finke’s work is included in several permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Akron Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan. He was nominated for the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award in 2004 and won a prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship the same year.

Review Santa Fe: Keliy Anderson-Staley

Over the next month, I will be sharing the work of photographers who attended Review Santa Fe in June.  Review Santa Fe is the only juried review in the United States and invites 100 photographers to Santa Fe for a long weekend of reviews, insights, and connections.  


Keliy Anderson-Staley was raised “off the grid” in Maine, received a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York and currently lives and teaches in Arkansas. She has been making wet plate collodion tintypes for eight years.

Her new project, [Hyphen] Americans, refers to the hyphenated
character of American identities (Irish-American, African-American,
etc.), while only emphasizing the shared American identity.
These portraits compose a broadly inclusive portrait of
America. “With each portrait I hope to capture a powerful likeness, which
I then title only with a first name. Each portrait is revealing but
anonymous. Each is also uniquely representative of an individual but not
of a particular group. Therefore, although the heritage of each
individual might be inferred from assumptions we make about features and
costumes, the viewer is encouraged to suspend the kind of thinking that
would traditionally assist in decoding these images in the context of
American identity politics.”


Keliy has been awarded a Howard Foundation Fellowship , Light Work residency and fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Puffin Grant, and a Bronx Museum AIM residency. Solo exhibitions of her tintype portraits have been installed at the Light Work Gallery in Syracuse, NY, the Palitz Gallery in NYC, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the California Museum of Photography, John Cleary Gallery in Houston and a number of university galleries around the country. Keliy has exhibited widely arcoss the US.

Keliy will have a  “tintype portrait booth” set up at both the Chicago expo through the Catherine Edelman Gallery September 20-23rd and in New Haven in October. (Sittings are free and open to the public) She will also have work at the DC Fine Art Photography Fair in Washington DC, from October 5-7th at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery.

[Hyphen] Americans is a series of tintype portraits made with chemistry mixed according to nineteenth-century recipes, period brass lenses and wooden view cameras. Composed of thousands of portraits, the project is a broadly diverse collection of American faces. Each individual in the project–identified only by a first name–defiantly asserts his or her selfhood, resisting any imposed or external categorizing system we might bring to these images.

At once contemporary and timeless, these portraits raise questions about our place as individuals in history, and the role that photographic technologies and the history of photography have played in  defining identity.

Brian Finke, Untitled

Brian Finke, Untitled

Brian Finke

Untitled,
Barbados, 2012
From the Atlantic Challenge series
Website – BrianFinke.com

Brian Finke’s work is included in several permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Akron Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan. He was nominated for the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award in 2004 and won a prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship the same year.

Remembering 9/11: Carla Shapiro

We have all processed the horrific events of 9/11 in our own ways. We certainly can remember where we were when we heard the news and how it impacted those we knew and loved in New York and Washington, but also those we didn’t know. Manhattan-born photographer Carla Shapiro processed her own grief through a powerful project that allowed her to connect intimately with each person lost to the event.

After receiving her BFA from Syracuse University, Carla has created bodies of work about woman, aging, 9/11, beauty and decay for the past 25 years. She has received awards The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Golden Light Awards at Maine Photographic Workshops, New Jersey Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, (2 times), NYFA SOS Grant, The O’Conner Foundation and Pratt Institute. Carla teaches at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York.

Obituaries to Prayer Flags: Four hours a day for five months I hand copied from the New York Times 2500 obituaries from 9/11. I hung each hand written piece of paper in lines across the stream in my yard to weather away as the sun faded the writing and the rain and snow washed it away. The words faded little by little as I photographed this installation to tell a story of “Obituaries to Prayer Flags”.

blowing in the wind

smoke


streaming sun

wet

17 wisp of sno






















black tears






















dripping light






















reflection in water






















spider print















wet print















clothes pins

Remembering 9/11: Carla Shapiro

We have all processed the horrific events of 9/11 in our own ways. We certainly can remember where we were when we heard the news and how it impacted those we knew and loved in New York and Washington, but also those we didn’t know. Manhattan-born photographer Carla Shapiro processed her own grief through a powerful project that allowed her to connect intimately with each person lost to the event.

After receiving her BFA from Syracuse University, Carla has created bodies of work about woman, aging, 9/11, beauty and decay for the past 25 years. She has received awards The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Golden Light Awards at Maine Photographic Workshops, New Jersey Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, (2 times), NYFA SOS Grant, The O’Conner Foundation and Pratt Institute. Carla teaches at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York.

Obituaries to Prayer Flags: Four hours a day for five months I hand copied from the New York Times 2500 obituaries from 9/11. I hung each hand written piece of paper in lines across the stream in my yard to weather away as the sun faded the writing and the rain and snow washed it away. The words faded little by little as I photographed this installation to tell a story of “Obituaries to Prayer Flags”.

blowing in the wind

smoke


streaming sun

wet

17 wisp of sno






















black tears






















dripping light






















reflection in water






















spider print















wet print















clothes pins