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The Pennsylvania Project – Hinda Schuman & Linda Johnson


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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.

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