Despite the chilly temperatures and predictions of an impending freezing-rain storm, almost five hundred people stopped by the opening night reception of my Metro exhibition at the Blue Sky Gallery on January 5. The show includes over thirty images from Metro project which documents people interacting with one another in mass transit systems on four continents. Thanks to everyone at Blue Sky for doing a wonderful job presenting the work.
I’ll be giving slideshow and talk about this project at 3 pm Saturday, January 28, and doing a book signing for my monograph Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage. The exhibition will continue through January 29. The gallery will be open from 10am – 6pm on Friday and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 5pm.
I’m delighted that my photo A Sabbath Prayer was selected by juror Alyssa Coppelman for the Singular/Signature Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography. The Exhibition will be on display at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins from March 3 – April 1, 2017, with an Artists’ Reception on March 17, 2017
A Sabbath Prayer
This image is from my project The New Promised Land which documents Los Israelitas, an evangelical sect living along the banks of the Amazon River. This project was featured in LensWork #117. This project was a finalist in the PhotoWorld 2014 Exhibition, and received Honorable Mention in the 2014 ND Awards. It was on display at the Davis-Orton Gallery, and publicized in FeatureShoot and The Independent and The Daily Mail.
Thanks to Christy Karpinski for including four images from my project documenting La Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe in F-Stop Magazine Group Exhibition Issue 80.
This celebration occurs every year on December 12 when millions of faithful converge on the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. According to legend, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, a recently converted indigenous peasant, in December 1531 on a hill above the site. Pilgrims arrive carrying candles, flowers, and statues or framed depictions of the Virgin. Many people make the final arduous approach to the shrine on their knees in order to thank the Virgin for answered prayers or to ask her for additional miracles.
Six images from were previously featured in the F-Stop Magazine Issue #65 Group Exhibition.
I’m looking forward to returning to photograph the Fiesta again this year.
I’m looking forward to speaking at the Portland Photographers’ Forum meeting at 6:30 PM on Monday, September 19, at the Multnomah Arts Center. During my slide presentation, I’ll discuss my artistic vision, my thoughts on candid photography, and my approach to editing, processing and sequencing images. I’ll also talk about the preparation of my Daylight Books monograph Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage, and signed copies will be available for purchase. The Multnomah Arts Center is located at 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR.
Thanks to Carol Isaak and Michael O’Brien for arranging my visit.