PR: MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII

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MADE IN WOODSTOCK VII

on view: October 23, 2015 – January 24, 2016
artists reception: Saturday 4-6pm, November 14, 2015

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce Made in Woodstock VII featuring work by CPW’s artists-in-residence from 2012-2014.

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PR: 2015 PHOTOGRAPHERS’ FELLOWSHIP FUND

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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.

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Sassy 70’s Book Signing

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.

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Baron Wolman

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.

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Jen Davis

Saturday, August 8th, 7:30pm

An evening with Jen Davis

Jen Davis is a New York based photographer. Her first monograph titled Eleven Years, published by Kehrer Verlag (Germany) was released in the Spring of 2014 accompanied by her first solo show in NYC at ClampArt. She received an MFA from Yale University and BFA from Columbia College Chicago. Davis is represented by Lee Marks Fine Art, IN and ClampArt, NY.

To learn more about Jen visit jendavisphoto.com.

Admission: $7 / $5 CPW members, students, & seniors

Doug Menuez

Saturday, August 15th, 7:30pm

An evening with Doug Menuez: Fearless Genius: A Work in Progress Update

Doug Menuez spent 30 intense years traversing the globe after leaving art school for photojournalism, later becoming one of the most successful advertising photographers in the US. Starting at the Washington Post and then freelancing for Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, and People, he covered assignments ranging from the famine in Ethiopia, to sports and celebrities, to the AIDS crisis. His award-winning advertising commissions have allowed him to finance his personal fine art documentary work, including his books Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, Transcendent Spirit: The Children of Uganda, and the recent Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, published by Simon & Schuster/Atria Books last year, with an correlating exhibition traveling worldwide since 2012, most recently at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. Menuez’ archive was acquired by Stanford University Library.

To learn more about Doug visit menuez.com.

Admission: $7 / $5 CPW members, students, & seniors

Connie Imboden

Saturday, August 22nd, 7:30pm

An evening with Connie Imboden

Connie Imboden’s photographs have been exhibited extensively around the world, and featured in publications such as Aperture and View Camera. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in NY, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, amongst others.

To learn more about Connie visit connieimboden.com.

Admission: $7 / $5 CPW members, students, & seniors

2015 Photography Now Purchase Prize

2015 PHOTOGRAPHY NOW PURCHASE PRIZE:

MORGAN ASHCOM

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is pleased to announce that the 2015 PHOTOGRAPHY NOW Purchase Prize has been awarded to Morgan Ashcom for his photograph, Untitled (Leviathan #10), 2010  from his series Leviathan.

This acquisition marks the first acquisition of Mr. Ashcom’s work by a public collection.

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PR: Mine.Yours.Ours.

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MINE.YOURS.OURS.

on view: June 27 – September 7, 2015
opening reception: Saturday 6-8pm, June 27, 2015

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce Mine.Yours.Ours. curated by Rachel Adams, Associate Curator for the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, and featuring work by artists William Lamson, Melanie Schiff, Barry Stone, Richard T. Walker, and Letha Wilson.

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