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Benno Friedman Hosted Tim Leary

Hitched Ray and Alice Brock of Alice's Restaurant

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/02/2014
Hitched Ray and Alice Brock of Alice's RestaurantAn extended family of artists and hipsters celebrate holidays in the Berkshires at the home of Benno and Stephanie Friedman. Among the renowned guests have been LSD guru, Tim Leary, and chef Alice Brock. Benno shot the illustrations for the Alice's Restaurant Cookbook. There's a shot of me with an apple in my mouth in the chapter on stuffing.

Berkshire Photographer Benno Friedman

Early Years: Woodstock, Rolling Stone, Playboy

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/25/2014
Early Years: Woodstock, Rolling Stone, PlayboyBerkshire based photographer, Benno Friedman, bought a camera in a duty free shop in the Amsterdam airport. It was the summer after graduation from college in 1966. Upon returning a friend helped him to process and print the film. Soon that launched into dual career as a commercial and fine arts photographer. That led to assignments like shooting Woodstock for Playboy and Seventeen. He was also a stringer for Rolling Stone. This is part one of a recent extensive interview.

A Secret Passage Way - 2014

Global Call to Participate in Photo Project

By: Astrid Hiemer - 06/17/2014
Global Call to Participate in Photo ProjectFrom February to May we invited participants to submit photographs and words via email and Face Book representing passages in any way real or imagined. Collaborators expanded the project in amazing and unexpected directions. Here is the resulting digital exhibition:

Christopher Williams at the Art Institute of Chicago

Play and Dream an Image. Let Someone Else Click.

By: Susan Hall - 04/21/2014
Play and Dream an Image. Let Someone Else Click.The title of the exhibit, "The Production Line of Happiness" is taken from a Jean Luc Godard documentary in which an amateur filmmaker compares his day job as a factory worker with his hobby of editing his films of the Swiss countryside. Williams says that today's consumer culture pictures and produces endless images to be consumed.

The Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Newgrange

A Photo Essay

By: Astrid Hiemer - 03/16/2014
A Photo EssayA photograph is worth how many words? You decide! Our trip to Ireland and England included a couple of days experiencing the land, people and natural wonders of Ireland by bus. We returned with rock-solid photographs (pardon the pun!) and long lasting memories.

Ian Grey's Portrait Series

North Adams Parlor Cafe

By: Parlor - 01/22/2014
North Adams Parlor CafeIan Grey of the Berkshires is best known for his hummingbird series of photographs. In his largest exhibition to date, some 50 images, he will be showing portraits at the Parlor Cafe in North Adams. The reception for the artist will occur on Saturday, January 25, from 6 to 9 PM. The show remains on view through March 8.

A Tango Diary at Berkshires Six Depot Gallery

Documentary Photos by Sabine Vollmer von Falken

By: Sabine Vollmer von Falken - 01/13/2014
Documentary Photos by Sabine Vollmer von FalkenSabine Vollmer von Falken has created A Tango Diary photos of dancers and would-be dancers from South America to the Berkshires. It is on view at Six Depot Gallery in West Stockbridge

250 Year Old Southern Live Oak Tree

Hosting Epiphytes: Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern

By: Astrid Hiemer - 09/27/2013
Hosting Epiphytes: Spanish Moss and Resurrection FernA series of photographs with a short report will remain on the BFA Project Space. These 16 photos were a gift, received from a very old Southern Oak Tree and the people, who care for the massive tree, hanging Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern.

Berkshire Photographer Benno Friedman

From Wet to Dry

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/24/2013
From Wet to DrySince the 1960s when we met at Brandeis University I have followed the work of photographer Benno Friedman. We now live on opposite ends of the Berkshires. Some time back, as first reported in Maverick Arts Magazine, we met for a studio visit and dialogue. I showed his work at the New England School of Art and Design.

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