Women in Photography

I would like to introduce you to a new web site that I stumble upon, Women in Photography. Although established in 2008 it appears to be well established and worth visiting. Here is an excerpt from their last group show.

Women in Photography launched in June of 2008 as an outlet for women photographers to exhibit work outside of the traditional commercial art world. Showcasing emerging photographers in addition to mid-career and established artists, it is designed as a resource for photographers, editors, curators, gallery owners, and the general public to discover and enjoy the work of women artists. As an internet-based project, the site reaches a global audience. Exhibitions are co-curated by Amy Elkins and Cara Philips.

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“If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet… maybe we could understand something”
-Federico Fellini

The photographer often retreats inward from the external world – to digest, to dissect and to make it their own. The noise of the world must be taken in and internalized before they can turn their gaze out again. In that stillness all the small parts of a riddle begin to be solved. Without that the artist would most certainly be lost.

If There Were a Little More Silence, wipnyc’s first group showcase, explores the artists innate desire to break away and embark on one’s own investigation of environment, family, society and self. Featured artists include Michele Abeles, Rebecca Horne, Melissa Kaseman , Catherine Larré, Stacy Renee Morrison, Sonja Thomsen, Anna Venezia, Jessica Watson and Sarah Wilmer.

Picture 19Jessica Watson was born in 1973 in Massachusetts. She received her BA in studio art from Wellesley College and her MFA in photography from Bard College. Her work has been exhibited in New York galleries, including Art in General, Larissa Goldston Gallery, Massimo Audiello Gallery and Sean Kelly Gallery. She was a resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program in 2005. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. www.jessicamanningwatson.com

Picture 20Rebecca Horne received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992 in California, and her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 1997. After graduating she alternated between teaching photography at Rutgers University and working at photo agencies Redux and Sipa Press and photo editing at Newsweek and other magazines. She is currently the Photo Editor for Discover magazine.

Rebecca Horne has exhibited her photography in Europe and the US and is represented in NYC by Roebling Hall gallery. www.galleryartist.com/rebeccahorne

Picture 23Born and raised in Missouri, Sarah Wilmer lives and works in New York, with her cat, Tubs. www.sarahwilmer.com

Picture 25Michele Abeles has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY since 1999. She makes work in the city, in her apartment, in other people’s homes, on the road, in the desert, on the beach, in the forest, and will drive many miles to find what she doesn’t know she’s looking for.

Since 2004 she has exhibited in NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Indianapolis and abroad. In 2005 she was selected to show work in Art & Commerce’s Festival of Emerging Photographers. She is a recent graduate from the MFA program at Yale University where she was awarded the 2007 Richard Benson Excellence in Photography prize. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design and currently is preparing to participate in the 2008 High Desert Test Sites. www.micheleabelesphotography.com

Picture 22Catherine Larré was born in Nancy. She studied at ENSAAMA in Paris and then
at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe, most recently at the Centre Photographique, d¹Ile-de-France. She lives and works in Paris. www.catherinelarre.com


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