Why do we make photographs?
Come see 15 answers this Thursday, June 30, 5-7, at the opening of Statement, our invitational exhibit of central NY photographers, at the Smithy Pioneer gallery in Cooperstown. The show runs through July 28.
This is my first time curating an exhibit. We spent today hanging the show, and I am excited about the amazing work.
We asked each photographer what motivates you? What inspires you? Many of us support ourselves by making photographs for clients, but we also create work for ourselves. Artwork we care about so deeply that we continue to create it even when we are busy, tired, or poor.
The 15 photographers in this exhibit describe how they make photographs as meditation, as discovery and as expression. Making photographs helps us to see the world more clearly.
Gallery hours and info here.
Posted by Michael Forster Rothbart on Monday, June 27, 2011
On Saturday June 4, 3 - 5 pm, there will be a closing reception for my After Chernobyl exhibit in Philadelphia.
Four of my photos from Chernobyl are part of an alumni exhibit in the List Gallery at Swarthmore College. The gallery is in the Lang Performing Arts Center. This is where the reception will be.
My full exhibit is across campus in McCabe Library. Both exhibits will be open until Monday.
Posted by Michael Forster Rothbart on Thursday, June 02, 2011