Mark Lyon Awarded the 2015 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is delighted to announce that Mark Lyon of Malboro, NY has been awarded the 2015 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.
Vince Aletti, curator, writer, and Photography Critic at The New Yorker selected this year’s recipient for CPW’s prestigious honor. Lyon’s winning portfolio entitled Bay Views is an ongoing series that examines the relationship between self-service car wash bays and the adjoining landscapes.
Lyon was presented with the $2,500 fellowship on Thursday October 8th at CPW’s 2015 Vision Award and Benefit Auction held at Affirmation Arts in New York City.
This year’s applicant pool included submissions from over a dozen counties and nearly 50 towns, cities, and villages and 15 counties in upstate New York.
Aletti named Tim Freccia (Hudson, NY) the 2015 finalist. He will receive tuition scholarship towards a workshop at CPW in 2016; and Honorable Mention citations were given to Craig J. Barber (Woodstock), Anna Clem (Stone Ridge), Jordanna Kalman (Poughkeepsie), Jill Skupin Burkholder (Palenville), and Phil Underdown (Albany).
Juror Aletti remarked, With more than 80 entrants vying for this year’s Fellowship Fund awards, narrowing the field down to a single winner and one runner-up was a challenge. All the more so because the quality of the work was consistently high, a fact that’s reflected in my decision to name five honorable mentions–all photographers who had submitted work I did not want to go unrecognized. I was impressed with the wide range of approaches, technically and conceptually, and the intelligence and commitment that went into so much of the work I saw.
MERYL MEISLER BOOKSIGNING
5pm Friday September 4, 2015
Please join Woodstock’s independent book store the Golden Notebook and the Center for Photography at Woodstock for the book party and celebration for Meryl Meisler’s Purgatory and Paradise: Sassy 70’s, Suburbia & the City.
Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City is the photographic memoir of a uniquely American story, sweet and sassy with a pinch of mystery. Meryl Meisler’s second photography book juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside NYC street and night life – the likes of which have never been seen.
BARON WOLMAN BOOKSIGNING
5pm, Saturday July 18th
Please join Woodstock’s independent book store the Golden Notebook and the Center For Photography at Woodstock for the book party and celebration for Baron Wolman’s “Woodstock.”
Baron Wolman’s stunning black and white photographs of Woodstock are published here for the first time. The majority of images are completely unseen. With accompanying text featuring an interview with Wolman and Woodstock creator, Michael Lang, and a foreword by musician Carlos Santana.
Wolman captured the experience and atmosphere of Woodstock like no other photographer. More interested in the crowd than the performers, his photographs are hugely evocative and offer an insight into this legendary event that is rarely seen. “The thing to remember about the 60s, even near the end in 69 was that everything was totally different, the behavior was new and unexpected. Plus, the 1960s were simply wildly photogenic in every way imaginable … the changes that were taking place in the heads of the people were visually manifested. I mean, how could you not take pictures?”
This exceptional volume is not to be missed. The party will be at 5 pm on Saturday July the 18th.
To order advance copies of this book or learn more about the event visit goldennotebook.com
Special thanks to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the loan of artworks on display by Baron Wolman.[hr]