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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.

To request high resolution images for press reproduction and interviews, please contact CPW by clicking here





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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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


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


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

Special thanks to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the loan of artworks on display by Baron Wolman.


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

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