Julia Paul was selected for the juried exhibition “Nostalgia” at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont. The selected photograph above is from the series “far from the city.” This body of work is one of “several instant Polaroid series centered on rural landscapes, the unique ebb and flow of use and degredation that occurs in between cities, and the local forest as a metaphor for change and resilience.” Julia Paul’s website is www.juliapaul.com.
May 3rd, 2010
April 30th, 2010
The photograph Kodak Headquarters by Emma Powell was selected for the juried exhibition “Nostalgia” at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont. This photograph is part of the series ”A Life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder” - a photographic biography of George Eastman that embraces “nostalgia, legacy, and the portrayal of the past.” To quote from Powell’s website, she says, “[o]f all people, George Eastman’s biography should be photographic… I have photographed subjects related to Eastman’s life and legacy through the viewfinders of a variety of old cameras… Around Rochester, at every turn, I find Eastman’s presence; in the Kodak buildings, in the park that bears his name, and in my own practice of photography.”
Emma Powell has her MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She utilizes alternative photographic processes as well as digital media and her work often addresses photographic history. Emma’s website is www.emmapowellphotography.com. An exhibition of “A Life Reviewed” will be on view at the George Eastman House from August 6-October 31, 2010.
April 29th, 2010
Gretchen Arnold was selected for the juried exhibition “Nostalgia” at the Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery. The selected photograph above is from the series “re:collection.” It is an ongoing body of work initially begun during graduate school at RIT and is an investigation of memory and the family photograph.
About this series Gretchen writes “[t]he task of establishing a narrative in my own box of photographs was daunting;there was no writing on the back of the photos whatsoever – only an occasional date stamp. Upon interrogation I found that the memories of others were as unreliable as my own… I found myself recognizing the details in the setting of the photograph rather than the ostensible event or occasion that was occurring… Do I remember the actual event or moment of a photograph from the past or does the photograph stand in for the memory?… My interest focuses on the reconstruction of imagery from the appropriated family photograph and representing it in a new, yet familiar, installation experience (see installation shot below) for the viewer. The images are made to speak to the idea of memory and or loss of memory in regard to family photographs.”
Gretchen Arnold has an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her website is www.gretchenarnold.com.
April 27th, 2010
Estelle Dougier and her photograph of a small red plane on the windowsill (L’envol du Pere Noel) were selected for the juried exhibition “Nostalgia” at the Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery. That photograph, as well as the other images above, are from the series “Backyard.” About this body of work Estelle writes “[t]hese photographs were taken in the attic of an old house in the French countryside. Entering an attic is like ‘falling into nostalgia.’ In this small and confined space under the dust and spider webs, … dog-eared books, forgotten toys, abandoned furniture, and torn open boxes are resting. They are proof of time passing by and memories of vanished moments. This attic is like a childhood backyard, a memory album in three dimensions.” Estelle Dougier’s photograph is the cover image for the Nostalgia exhibition catalog.
Estelle Dougier is a fine-art photographer born in Paris. Her work has been exhibited in France, the U.K., the United States, Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria and Belgium. She was selected as a finalist for Critical Mass 2009. Her website is www.estelledougier.com.