Lectures & Special Events
Since 1977 CPW has hosted lectures and special events to educate, encourage, inform, and inspire photographers and audiences of all ages.
Located at CPW in the idyllic town of Woodstock, NY, CPW’s Special Events and Lectures brings nationally and internationally regarded photographers to the heart of the Catskills. From artist talks to panel discussions, portrait events and pop up shows, CPW offers a wide range of photo-happenings throughout the year!
Fionn Reilly: Kolkata Calcutta
Book signing and Gallery Talk
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 3-5pm
CPW is pleased to announce a book signing and gallery talk to celebrate Fionn Reilly’s new book Kolkata Calcutta (KMW Studio Publishing, 2017). As part of the event, special guest Tony Fletcher, who wrote the foreword for the book, will be discussing Reilly’s compelling photo series with the artist.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Kolkata Calcutta is a collection of classic black-and-white and color photographs taken in what Fionn Reilly refers to as “of one the World’s most enthralling and mysterious cities as revealed through the lens of photographer.”
Inspired by the films of Kolkata’s celebrated director Satyajit Ray and the great Indian photographer Raghubir Singh, Reilly’s images capture an intense city that exudes a true sense of soul, haunted by it’s ghosts of empire. Primary among this volume are Reilly’s candid shots of everyday people in pursuit of their everyday business, religious and cultural icons, historical architecture, and open spaces.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fionn Reilly is a London born professional photographer living in upstate New York. He studied at London College of Printing. His portrait work has featured internationally in publications such as The New York Times, L.A Times, iD Magazine, Italian Vogue, Esquire, Spanish GQ, and Prison Life Magazine of which he was also Art Director.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the book signing. The book may be previewed online at www.kolkatabook.com
CPW Award & Benefit Auction – Start bidding
The photographs for CPW’s 2017 benefit auction are now live on Paddle8. Take a look and start bidding. This year’s selection includes an diverse array of early, modern and contemporary photographers, from James Van Der Zee to Rocio De Alba. The bidding will continue through October 11 at 5pm. The auction will then switch to the benefit event on October 12, 6-9pm, for final bidding via live and silent auction.
Continue Reading... 2017 Auction artists include: David Armstrong, Lillian Bassman, Dawoud Bey, Julie Blackmon, Nydia Blas, Gay Block, Margaret Bourke-White, Allen Bryan, Alejandro Cartagena, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Rocio de Alba, Tom DeLooza, Jeremy Dennis, John Dugdale, David Emitt Adams, Gabriel García Róman, Orestes Gonzalez, Kris Graves, Myra Greene, Philippe Halsman, Dave Heath, Tama Hochbaum, Raymond Jacobs, Tomiko Jones, Priya Suresh Kambli, Andre Kertesz, Sergey Kozhemyakin, Sergey Kozhemyakin, Laurie Lambrecht, Elliott Landy, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Danny Lyon, Nathan Lyons, Mary Ellen Mark, Fredrik Marsh, Rebecca Martinez, George McClintock, Anne Arden McDonald, Meryl Meisler, Doug Menuez, Doug Menuez, Joel Meyerowitz, Jeffrey Milstein, Elsa Mora, Daido Moriyama, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Gordon Parks, Jaime Permuth, John Francis Peters, Jose Picayo, Lilo Raymond, Aaron Rezny, Claire Rosen, Sharon Rousseau, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamel Shabazz, Carla Shapiro, Alan Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Allan Tannenbaum, James Van Der Zee, Claire Warden and Garry Winogrand. The proceeds from the benefit auction directly impact the lives of artists and sustain a place where great photography is made, discovered, and encouraged. Our thanks to our 2017 sponsors: Affirmation Arts, Archival Methods, Empire Merchants North, Howard Greenberg Gallery, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, Paddle8, Photograph Magazine and Woodstock Framing Gallery.
2017 Auction artists include: David Armstrong, Lillian Bassman, Dawoud Bey, Julie Blackmon, Nydia Blas, Gay Block, Margaret Bourke-White, Allen Bryan, Alejandro Cartagena, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Rocio de Alba, Tom DeLooza, Jeremy Dennis, John Dugdale, David Emitt Adams, Gabriel García Róman, Orestes Gonzalez, Kris Graves, Myra Greene, Philippe Halsman, Dave Heath, Tama Hochbaum, Raymond Jacobs, Tomiko Jones, Priya Suresh Kambli, Andre Kertesz, Sergey Kozhemyakin, Sergey Kozhemyakin, Laurie Lambrecht, Elliott Landy, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Danny Lyon, Nathan Lyons, Mary Ellen Mark, Fredrik Marsh, Rebecca Martinez, George McClintock, Anne Arden McDonald, Meryl Meisler, Doug Menuez, Doug Menuez, Joel Meyerowitz, Jeffrey Milstein, Elsa Mora, Daido Moriyama, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Gordon Parks, Jaime Permuth, John Francis Peters, Jose Picayo, Lilo Raymond, Aaron Rezny, Claire Rosen, Sharon Rousseau, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamel Shabazz, Carla Shapiro, Alan Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Allan Tannenbaum, James Van Der Zee, Claire Warden and Garry Winogrand.
The proceeds from the benefit auction directly impact the lives of artists and sustain a place where great photography is made, discovered, and encouraged.
Our thanks to our 2017 sponsors: Affirmation Arts, Archival Methods, Empire Merchants North, Howard Greenberg Gallery, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, Paddle8, Photograph Magazine and Woodstock Framing Gallery.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4-7pm
Have your ghosts and goblins, heroes and villains beautifully photographed by Dion Ogust!
Join us on Tuesday, October 31, 4-7pm during the Woodstock Halloween Parade. No reservations required!
SAY BOO! takes place on the porch of CPW, located at 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY.
For a $20 tax deductible donation, your spooky likeness will be emailed to you as a high-resolution digital file,
or for a $35 tax deductible donation you’ll receive a digital file by email, and an 8×10 inkjet print by snailmail!
Proceeds raised at Say Boo! support CPW’s programs including exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, and more!
EXHIBITION: Dion Ogust – Say Boo! Woodstock
October 7 – November 12, 2017
Reception: Saturday, October 7, 5-7pm at Oriole 9
A selection of images from past Halloweens will be on view at Oriole 9, 17 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. All images were taken by local photographer Dion Ogust. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, October 7, 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through November 12. Can you Say Boo! ?
“Ask the Curators” Q&A / Mixer / Pizza Party
Friday, May 19 at 7pm
Join us for a Q&A and Mixer with Curators. In a kick-off for the Woodstock Portfolio Review Weekend, we will be meeting for a casual evening to discuss some of the dos and don’ts when interacting with curators. Want to know what the characteristics of a strong portfolio are, or the preferable format of correspondence to curators? Come to the Q&A. And did we mention PIZZA?
We have a killer line-up of curators at the Q&A: Elizabeth Avedon, Hannah Frieser, Charles Guice and Roger Ricco. More will be in the audience. So ask away!
Tickets to the event are $5 per person. The event is FREE to anybody who is participating in the portfolio reviews.
2017 Vision Award Honoree: Dr. Deborah Willis
CPW Awards & Benefit Auction
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7-9pm, at Affirmation Arts in NYC
CPW is pleased to announce the 2017 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction in a celebration of CPW’s 40th Anniversary. The highly anticipated benefit will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Affirmation Arts (523 West 37th Street, New York, NY). This year’s event honors Dr. Deborah Willis with CPW’s highest recognition, the Vision Award. Proceeds from this event support CPW’s programs, which champion artists through residencies, workspace and other support, and provide opportunities for the photo community to engage with thought-provoking exhibitions, workshops and professional resources.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE:
Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on photography and imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of Slavery and Emancipation, contemporary women photographers, and beauty.
She received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and was a Richard D. Cohen Fellow in African and African American Art, Hutchins Center, Harvard University, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and an Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Fellow. She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and as one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography and curator of African American culture.
Dr. Willis is the author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present; Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty; Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present; Let Your Motto be Resistance – African American Portraits; Family History Memory: Photographs by Deborah Willis; VAN DER ZEE: The Portraits of James Van Der Zee; co-author of The Black Female Body: A Photographic History with Carla Williams; Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Barbara Krauthamer; and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs (both titles a NAACP Image Award Winner). She lectures widely and has authored many papers and articles on a range of subjects including The Image of the Black in Western Art, Gordon Parks Life Works, Steidl, Volume II; America’s Lens in Double Exposure: Through the African American Lens; “Photographing Between the Lines: Beauty, Politics and the Poetic Vision of Carrie Mae Weems,” in Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography & Video, and “Malick Sidibé: The Front of the Back View” in Self: Portraiture and Social Identity. Dr. Willis is editor of Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography; and Black Venus 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot,” which received the Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women’s Studies by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association in 2011.
Exhibitions of her art work include: A Sense of Place, Frick, University of Pittsburgh; Regarding Beauty, University of Wisconsin, Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women, Allentown Museum of Art; A Family Affair, University of South Florida; I am Going to Eatonville, Zora Neale Hurston Museum; Afrique: See you, see me; Progeny: Deborah Willis + Hank Willis Thomas. Gantt Center.
Dr. Willis’ curated exhibitions include: “Convergence,” Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans; “Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, “Visualizing Emancipation,” Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, “Gordon Parks: 100 Moments,” Schomburg Center; “Posing Beauty Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits” at the International Center of Photography and “Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration,” Nathan Cummings Foundation.
In addition to making art, writing, and teaching, she has served as a consultant to museums, archives, and educational centers. She has appeared and consulted on media projects including the documentary films such as Through A Lens Darkly, Question Bridge: Black Males, a transmedia project which received the ICP Infinity Award 2015, and American Photography, a PBS Documentary. Since 2006 she has co-organized thematic conferences exploring imaging the black body in the West. Dr. Willis has been elected to the board of the Society for Photographic Education, where she was Chair of the Board and received the Honored Educator Award in 2012 and the College Art Association. She holds honorary degrees from Pratt Institute and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is currently researching a book on an early 20th century portraitist and educator.
photo: Hank Willis Sr.
Please join us at the 2017 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction on October 12, 2017 to celebrate Dr. Willis’ remarkable accomplishments. Tickets to the event are now on sale, starting at $125.
Join us for a Portfolio Review Weekend in Woodstock, May 20-21, plus Q&A on May 19. Reviewers include Elizabeth Avedon, Jesse Blatt, Elliott Brown, Clinton Cargill, Karen Davis, Elizabeth Dubben, Elizabeth Ferrer, Hannah Frieser, Charles Guice, Jan Nagle, Fabienne Powell, Elizabeth Renstrom, Roger Ricco and Miriam Romais.
REGISTER NOW. Review session packages start at $150 for 3 reviews. 2017 members will receive a $50 discount on their first package purchase as a benefit of membership (if you did not receive a code via email PLEASE contact us at 845-679-9957 BEFORE checking out).
Priority registration will be offered for session package purchases through April 9th. Remaining single sessions for $65 may be purchased beginning April 12. No discount will be given for single session purchases. Registered participants will receive a preference list prior to the reviews.
Please cancel no later than Friday, May 5 at 5:00 pm to receive a refund on all sessions. No refunds will be given after this date.
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