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The Pennsylvania Project – Hinda Schuman & Linda Johnson


Fulton Diner
Adams Sunset
Life in Mars
Ms Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania Project

Photographs by Hinda Schuman and Linda Johnson


Artist’s Statement:


We began this project in August of 2001, in part as an aesthetic investigation — how do two photographers see the same thing differently? — and in part because we were, and remain, astonished at the span of cultures found within these 67 counties. In 1992 James Carville’s assessment was that the state was “Philadelphia and Pittsburgh…with Alabama in between.“ Pennsylvania’s agrarian, industrial past, memorialized in places like the Eckley Miners’ Village in Luzerne County, is giving way to an unknown future. Through our photographs, we witness this evolution. As of January 2017 we have photographed in 47 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. The project has been exhibited in solo exhibits in Philadelphia, PA, Rosemont PA, Westmoreland County, and as part of the Art of the State Juried Exhibition in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.


Project Description:


For each of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania we create nine pairs of images, pairing one image of Linda’s with one image of Hinda’s. Each diptych becomes one singular image. When we go out to photograph we sometimes choose a specific event, like a county fair, or The “#9 Coal Mining Museum.” Sometimes we choose a county, point to the map and see what we find visually and emotionally compelling. It is our practice to photograph in the same place at the same time, but not necessarily to shadow one another. One of us might be interested in what’s going on backstage at the “Ms. Teen Pennsylvania Pageant” while the other concentrates on the action onstage. When we pair the images we look for what works together. This means there is compelling graphic and emotional reason for the images to be seen together. We arrived at nine pairs for each county rather randomly and have maintained that number throughout the project.


The show will open on Friday, April 7st with an artists reception from 6 pm – 8:15 pm and will run until April 30, 2017.

Aegean Streets – Photographs by David Elliot




Aegean Streets

Photographs by David Elliot

Artist’s Statement:



Greece: sea, air, light—
everything reduced to essentials.
Time thinned out, whisked away,
hard Greek sun bleaching
everything,even rocks.

Since 2010 I have visited the group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea called the Cyclades several times. Drawn by the strong clear light and intense blue skies, I find the rugged landscapes, with the sea visible from almost everywhere, endlessly fascinating and inspiring to both my photography and poetry. But increasingly it has been the architecture that focuses my gaze.

Walking the mazy streets—
whitewashed walls, stairs,
windows ajar, breezes
blowing long white curtains into the blue.
Squinting at the sea shimmering
in the mist, no line between water and sky.
A thousand slices of time in the camera.

Typically the streets are narrow, without cars, twisting and turning like a maze (which they in fact were meant to be as defense against pirates) in rapidly changing perspectives. The whitewashed vernacular architecture of the towns and villages with their simple clean shapes, the play of light and shadow, led me to almost abstract, minimal images, often reduced to just a few lines, straight or curved, not unlike a haiku.

These Cycladic streets
so many shades of white—
a new moon

The show will open on Friday, March 3rd with an artists reception from 6 pm – 8:15 pm and will run until March 31, 2017.

Scranton Notorious – Curated by Bernie Andreoli

Larceny of Chickens

Larceny

Murder

Scranton Notorious

From the collections of Nick Petula, a Show curated by Bernie Andreoli

Curator’s Statement:

The spark for this show began three years ago when my friend Nick Petula asked me to scan part of his collection of 100-year-old Scranton Police Department mug shots.  They intrigued me.   I couldn’t get the images, descriptions of the criminals and description of crimes out of my head.  The images are wonderful examples of basic informational portraits yet they appear to have been made by a true photographic artist.  The frontal image with an expressionless stare and piercing eyes and the casual profile belie the reason for the images to be made.  A meld of art, history and the foibles of man.
The show will open on Friday, November 4th with an artists reception from 6 pm – 8:15 pm and will run until December 30, 2016.

The Camerawork Gallery is located in the lower level of Marquis Art and Frame at 515 Center St. Scranton, PA.
Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. 570-344-3313
For more information, please contact Lori Ryan. 1-570-352-2605

www.cameraworkgallery.org

Scranton Notorious Held Over for December

The response to the Scranton Notorious show has been tremendous. The show will be held over through December 30th. Don’t miss it. The gallery will be open on First Friday December 2nd so come on by.

The Evolution of Olivia Grace ~ Photography by Lori Ann Brunetti

Brunetti Image 9

Brunetti Image 10

Brunetti Image 20

 

 

The Evolution of Olivia Grace

Photography by Lori Ann Brunetti

Camerawork Gallery is pleased to announce its October exhibition. The show will open on Friday, October 7th with an artists reception from 6 pm – 8:15 pm and will run until October 29, 2016.
Lori Ann Brunetti will present her current body of photographs
entitled The Evolution of Olivia Grace.
Lori Ann Brunetti is a fine art photographer based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds a BFA and MFA in photography from Marywood University and is currently an adjunct instructor in the Art Department.
Brunetti works in analog and digital formats but prefers the tactile quality of film photography and the creative process of printing in the darkroom. She draws inspiration from personal experience, historical processes, and many artists. As she photographed her daughter, her focus was light, composition, location and
craftsmanship. Her results are timeless portraits of a girl transforming as she embraces adolescence.

The Camerawork Gallery is located in the lower level of Marquis Art and Frame at 515 Center St. Scranton, PA.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. 570-344-3313

For more information, please contact Lori Ryan. 1-570-352-2605

www.cameraworkgallery.org

Wow! Fantastic First Friday Show

Lori Ann Brunetti’s show last night was very powerful. The black and white prints from “The Evolution of Olivia Grace” were superbly done. A must see show!

Building 1 – Photography by Susan Rosenberg-Jones

Calvo Family

Hallway Toys 77

Vinette 7

Building 1

Photography by Susan Rosenberg Jones

Since 1984, I have lived in Independence Plaza, a residential complex of three 39-story apartment buildings, with attached townhouses. It is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of downtown Manhattan.

Independence Plaza was built in the mid 1970’s as luxury rental housing. It was converted to state subsidized middle-income housing and remained as such until 2004, when a new landlord purchased the complex and removed the state subsidies. Some long-term tenants left, but many remained. Long time tenants were allowed to stay with stabilized rents, thanks to a strong tenants association. New tenants moved in and are paying market rates, for newly refurbished apartments. Each apartment is modernized when the original tenant leaves.

Tribeca has changed over the years and is now considered one of the swankiest neighborhoods in Manhattan, with housing prices to match. Independence Plaza remains as a bastion of diversity within a community.

I live on the 39th floor of  “Building 1” – the northernmost of the three 39 story towers. With this series, I  photograph my neighbors, original and long term residents, in their apartments. What does it mean to be at home in your multi unit community, your neighborhood, your city?

The Camerawork Gallery is located in the lower level of Marquis Art and Frame at 515 Center St. Scranton, PA.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. 570-344-3313

For more information, please contact Lori Ryan. 1-570-352-2605

www.cameraworkgallery.org

TRIO – Photographs from the Curators of CameraWork Gallery

Archived Show

CW Show Image - Andreoli
CW Show Image - Ryan
CW Show Image - Ross

TRIO

Photographs from the Curators of CameraWork Gallery

Show Opening Friday, August 5th, 2016.  6:00 pm to 8:15 pm.

 

The Camerawork Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition: TRIO: Photographs from the Curators of the Camerawork Gallery.  The curators of the Camerawork Gallery, Lori Ryan, Bernie Andreoli and Rolfe Ross have a combined total of 120 years of experience creating images ranging from street work to travel to portraits. While Ross and Andreoli are both self-taught, Ryan holds a BFA in Photography. All have shown their work in an extensive number of galleries and museums in the United States.
 
Each photographer will show a selection of 8 to 10 images from a personal project they are currently developing. Evident in each set will be their individual style and sensibilities.

 

The Camerawork Gallery is located in the lower level of Marquis Art and Frame at 515 Center St. Scranton, PA.
 
Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. 570-344-3313
 
For more information, please contact Lori Ryan. 1-570-352-2605
 
www.cameraworkgallery.org

 

Looking Forward to First Friday August 5th

Andreoli Image
Photo: Bernie Andreoli, License: N/A, Created: 2016:04:17 13:22:29
This photograph by Bernie Andreoli, along with the work of Lori Ryan and Rolfe Ross, will be part of the exhibit “TRIO: Photographs from the Curators of The Camerawork Gallery” beginning Friday with an opening reception from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the gallery in the lower level of Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 27. For more information, call 570-344-3313 or visit www.cameraworkgallery.org.

Finally Live

We have been working on the new website for several months. Today we are finally live with the updated, sleek and modern site. It will look great on any device you access it from. We hope you enjoy spending some time here. Thanks for all your support. Rolfe, Lori & Bernie, CameraWork’s directors.