- OPENING RECEPTION: “The Color of Light”, Arthur Meyerson, juror
Please join us for the opening reception of “The Color of Light”, a group exhibit juried by Arthur Meyerson, displaying the work of 35 photographers from around the world. The reception is on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 5 to 7pm at PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park Street, Middlebury. Arthur Meyerson said in his juror’s statement, “The three themes that interest me the most in photography are light, color and moments. Any one of those elements can yield a strong photograph. Any combination of two of them might produce something special and a mixture of all three can lead to something extraordinary. “In selecting the photographs for this exhibit, I was looking for those elements along with some original seeing as well as craftsmanship. Not manipulated photographs that were about effects, but photographs that were effective. Those that make us stop and look. Those that keep us coming back for more. Those that stay with us.” Arthur Meyerson travels the world photographing for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients. His fascination with light, color and the moment culminated in 2012 in his highly acclaimed book, The Color of Light. His photographs are in the public collections of several major institutions and have been exhibited internationally. His new book, The Journey, is set to be published in 2017. Arthur is a photographer with a strong commitment to his profession, and conducts photography workshops in Maine and Santa Fe. PhotoPlace Gallery sponsors exhibition opportunities through international juried exhibits in Middlebury, Vermont, through our published exhibition catalogs, and on its website.
- "Composed" Gallery walk with photographer Sam Abell
“Composed”: An Evening with Photographer Sam Abell Gallery Exhibition: February 1 – March 3, 2017 Opening Reception and Gallery Walk : February 4, 2017, 4:30 to 7 pm. Gallery walk with Sam Abell and Amy Holmes-George from Texas Photographic Society at 5 pm. “One of the things that I most believe in is the ‘compose and wait’ philosophy of photography. It’s a very satisfying, almost spiritual way to photograph. Life isn’t knocking you around, life isn’t controlling you. You have picked your place, you’ve picked your scene, you’ve picked your light, you’ve done all the decision making and you are waiting for the moment to come to you….” Sam Abell Sam has juried and curated an international exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury titled “Composed”, which will have an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, February 4th, from 4:30 to 7 pm. Sam will walk the gallery and speak about each of the 35 photographs in the exhibit, beginning at 5pm. All are welcome to attend. In his gallery walk, Sam will discuss each of the 35 images he selected for "Composed". It's a rare and wonderful opportunity not to be missed! Sam Abell is a renowned teacher, artist and photographer worked for National Geographic as a contract and staff photographer for 33 years. Since then he has published 3 collections of his work: Seeing Gardens; Sam Abell: The Photographic Life; and The Life of a Photograph. In addition, Sam maintains an international career as a writer, teacher and lecturer on photography. https://youtu.be/nGWaeZ-JsRI
- Join us for a workshop with Tillman Crane
Tillman Crane is known for his distinctive platinum photographs, combining 19th-century materials with a 21st-century aesthetic. He continues to focus his imagery on the unique sense of place in the ordinary, everyday locations where he lives and teaches. The day-long workshop will begin with Tillman discussing how to bring an expanded awareness to our images, rather than focusing on crafting the so-called “perfect image.” He'll suggest a couple of new approaches to take when deciding how to photograph a subject, then off we'll go in and around the beautiful town of Middlebury to photograph and apply his suggestions. We'll return and quickly edit and review the morning's work. After a quick lunch break, we'll do the same in the afternoon, armed with a new set of suggested approaches to apply. We'll edit and review again, and wrap up by 5:00. All levels of photographer, from beginner to expert, are welcome to participate, however, a basic knowledge of how to use your equipment is required. You'll need to bring a camera, a laptop for editing, and a thumb drive. If you shoot film, no problem -- you just won't be able to have discussion about your work. Bring a bag lunch, or get a take-out lunch at one of several places just a block or two away. The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 29th, from 9am to around 5pm in the spacious and well-equipped Ilsley Library, across the street from the Gallery. The Friday night before the workshop, Tillman will be at a reception in the Gallery from 5 to 7 pm to discuss the images hanging in the Black and White exhibit that he will jury. The cost for the workshop is just $95, and is limited to just 10 photographers to allow for maximum discussion time of everyone's work. There are only a couple of spots left, so let us know right away if you'd like to attend! Questions? [masked], or call[masked]