PR: 2016 Workshop Lecture Series

Lawrence McFarland

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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Lawrence McFarland

Announcing the 2016 Woodstock Photography Workshop & Lectures series

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is excited to announce the 39th year of the Woodstock Photography Workshop & Lecture Series.

This nationally distinguished program attracts photographers at all levels and ages to study together with renowned talents from the international field in an intimate hands-on setting. The 2016 series offers a dynamic range of unique offerings, led by celebrated image makers, and includes weekend and multi-day workshops, as well as offerings just for teens.

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PR: Finding Vivian Maier – Special Events in Woodstock

Finding Vivian Maier


Finding Vivian Maier

Announcing Film Screening, Lecture and Exhibition
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Collaboration between WAAM, Upstate Films and CPW

WAAM presents a special screening of Finding Vivian Maier, a film by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Saturday, June 4 at 4pm at Upstate Films (132 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498). $10/$7 WAAM members.

The film screening is followed by a conversation and Q&A with Howard Greenberg, founder of the Center for Photography at Woodstock and owner of Howard Greenberg Gallery, as well as a special appearance by John Maloof, who discovered Vivian Maier’s work and is the co-director of the film.

Directly following the events at Upstate Films, CPW is hosting a reception for an exhibition featuring fourteen images by Vivian Maier at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (59 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498).

Image: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

This program is part of WAAM Dialogues, made possible with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation. 


PR: Woodstock Portfolio Reviews


Woodstock Portfolio Review Weekend

Announcing Portfolio Reviews at the Center for Photography at Woodstock

Q&A/Mixer, Friday, May 19
Portfolio Reviews, Saturday & Sunday, May 20 – 21, 2017

Photographers – Come join us for a chance to meet with some of the most illustrious photography professionals in the field, who will provide feedback, advice and potential opportunities. Our reviewers include gallery and museum curators, editors and writers for print and online magazines.

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.


Please click here to register starting Monday, March 27. Priority registration will be offered for session packages and remaining single sessions for $75 can be purchased beginning April 12 based on availability. Registered participants will receive a preference list prior to the reviews. Reviewers will be assigned by availability.

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Exhibition: April 30 – June 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 5-7pm

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce Photography Now 2016, juried by James Estrin, senior staff photographer for The New York Times, and a founder and co-editor of The New York Times’ Lens Blog.

This year’s installment of CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition presents eleven artists from the United States, Colombia and Australia. A theme started to emerge as Juror James Estrin reviewed submissions. He recalls, “The images that I was most attracted to were all dealing with issues surrounding identity and representation. The photographers I chose for this exhibit are all grappling with questions about how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, brain chemistry and our own memories shape how we see ourselves and how others see us.”

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PR: New Exhibitions at CPW


Richard Edelman: Stolen Portraits
Welcome: Page by Page
Common Sense(s)

February 20 – April 10, 2016
Gallery Reception: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 5-7pm

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce three new exhibitions featuring over 70 artists, including local mainstay Richard Edelman and artists as far away as Colombia and Russia.

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Holiday Photo Booth Event


with the fabulous Phil Mansfield!

10am-2pm, Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at CPW

Come have your holiday portrait taken by Phil Mansfield and enjoy some free hot cocoa and cookies! Prints ready within the hour! Festive holiday sweaters, giant candy canes, and happy elf costumes are joyfully encouraged!

$25 for ONE 5×7″ archival pigment print!
ONE 5×7″ print with purchase of a CPW membership (one time offer)!
ONE 5×7″ print + digital file with a donation of $100 or more to CPW!

Additional prints available for purchase!

Donations help us reach our 2015 year-end Challenge Match goal of $10,000.


Yankeetown Pond Project Screening


A video by Keiko Sono

6pm Wednesday December 16th, 2015
followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker
free & open to the public
The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) presents a special screening of Bearsville artist Keiko Sono’s Yankeetown Pond Project.

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PR: Hannah Frieser Appointed New Director at CPW

Hannah Frieser named Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock

Woodstock, NY, November 16, 2015
Following a competitive national search, the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) has appointed Hannah Frieser as its new Executive Director. CPW Founder and Board Chair Howard Greenberg said, “Hannah joins CPW at an exciting time. I’m thrilled and extremely confident that we’ve found someone with the very particular set of experiences CPW most needs.”

As the former director of Light Work in Syracuse, Hannah Frieser not only has extensive nonprofit management experience, but she is also familiar with the challenges of generating national attention in the more remote reaches of upstate New York. At Light Work, Frieser found numerous curatorial opportunities to expand exhibitions beyond the gallery, including additional venues and area billboards.

Ms. Frieser follows Ariel Shanberg’s twelve-year run as CPW’s executive director, during which the organization received a Lucie Spotlight Award, the 2014 Ulster County Executive’s Award for Arts Organization, and Artinfo listed CPW’s residency program WOODSTOCK A-I-R among the top 20 residencies in the U.S.

Frieser’s decade-plus tenure as staff and then board of the Society of Photographic Education (SPE) is in part distinguished by her development of conference capacity. She also co-chaired the 2010 SPE National Conference themed “Facing Diversity…” with Miriam Romais of En Foco, and chaired the 2011 SPE Regional Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Conference themed “Photographers + Publishing.”

FotoFest, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Photolucida, PhotoVisa, folioPORT and among others have sought Hannah Frieser’s insights as a reviewer, juror, and speaker worldwide. She also served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts for several years. Together with Charles Guice, Frieser is currently developing an online initiative to promote dialogue about contemporary photography from global perspectives.

“For almost forty years, the Center for Photography at Woodstock has been a vibrant part of New York’s art community,” said Frieser. “CPW has created countless opportunities for artists working in photography, while bringing diverse and unique programs to the Hudson Valley region. It is a privilege to join the Center at this pivotal time, when innovative new collaborations are possible and so many fresh opportunities for photographers abound.”

Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.

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