Lectures & Special Events

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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!

Ask the Curators Q&A

“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 Woodstock Portfolio Review Weekend

REGISTRATION

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.

REFUND POLICY
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.

MEET OUR REVIEWERS
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SAY BOO! A Halloween Portrait Booth & Fundraiser!

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Monday, October 31, 2016 4-7pm


WHAT
Have your ghosts and goblins, heroes and villains beautifully photographed by Dion Ogust!

WHEN
Join us on Monday, October 31, 4-7pm during the Woodstock Halloween Parade. No reservations required!

WHERE
SAY BOO!
takes place on the porch of CPW, located at 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY.

COST
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 workshops, school visits, after-school offerings, and more!

Check out scenes from past SAY BOO! events by clicking here.

Book Signing: Rachel Papo

Saturday, August 6 at 2-5pm
Photographer Rachel Papo with authors Ariel Shanberg and Holly Graff

Spend a lovely Saturday afternoon with us to celebrate the publication of Rachel Papo’s book Homeschooled.

While living in Woodstock, NY with her husband and baby daughter, Papo developed her interest in counter-culture education. As criticism of the U.S. education system grew on a national level she decided to explore this controversial topic in depth and challenge her own prejudgments on the issue. In 2011, she began to photograph a small number of families living in the Catskills, who practice homeschooling. Papo focused particularly on the children, in an attempt to capture what she describes as “their spirit, and the meaning of growing up outside the conventional four classroom walls.”

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Pipo Nguyen-duy

Lecture: Pipo Nguyen-duy

Friday, August 5 at 7:30pm at CPW

Join us to hear about Pipo’s newest projects, his life, his experience during the American War in his early Viet Nam days, early career as teen ping pong champion, and more. It’s one not to be missed.

Growing up close to the demilitarized zone of the 18th Parallel, Pipo Nguyen-duy describes hearing gunfire every day of his early life. He immigrated to the US as a political refugee. In his art, Pipo has often returned to the psychological or physical manifestations of war and our fragile sense of safety. His first rendition of the East of Eden series concentrated on the psychological aftermath of 9/11, when people came to realize that they cannot be certain of their physical or emotional safety. The second part took him back to Viet Nam, where he photographed survivors of the war without revealing what side of the war they fought on. Opposite to our expectations, these photographs represent a striking resilience and celebration of life that has overcome the unthinkable.

He has received key grants and fellowships, such as a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography and a grant from the National Endowment for The Arts.

“His passion for life and the people in it clearly defines who he is as an artist and the photographs he creates.” – Hannah Frieser

Image: Pipo Nguyen-duy, Mountain Fire, 2002, from the series East of Eden

PR: 2016 Workshop Lecture Series

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PRESS RELEASE:

Announcing the 2016 Workshop Lecture Series

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is excited to announce the speakers in this year’s Workshop Lecture Series. 

The lecture series is a companion program to CPW’s nationally distinguished Woodstock Photography Workshop Series. Join us to hear some of the most distinguished artists in the field talk about their art practices and recent projects. Speakers include: John Mannion & Sean Hovendick, Alejandro Cartagena, Doug Beasley, Lori Nix, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Kelli Connell, Gregory Halpern, Amy Arbus, Gabriel García Román, Ariel Shanberg & Carlos Loret de Mola, David Maisel, Doug Menuez, Lawrence McFarland, Dawoud Bey, and Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison.

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