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  • Berkshire Photographer Benno Friedman

    From Wet to Dry

    Benno
    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 24th, 2013

    Since 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.

  • Matuschka, Artistic Activist, Activist Artist

    Another Vintage Interview

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    By: Edward Bride - May 21st, 2013

    The former model, photographer and breast cancer awareness activist Matuschka is the subject of a current 40 year retrospective of her work at Sohn Fine Art in Stockbridge. Much of the work was created in the Berkshires as the jazz entrepreneur and journalist Edward Bride explored in a 2006 interview. Because of the media coverage of the recent elective surgeries of Angelia Jolie this proves to be both timely and provocative coverage of a courageous and interesting artist.

  • Matuschka Maimed, Claimed and Famed

    A Life and Career Defined by an Iconic Image

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    By: Charles Giuliano - May 21st, 2013

    A blessing and curse the life and career of the artist Matuschka has been defined by a single iconic image. It has both opened and closed reports on work that came before and after the cover of the New York Times Magazine in 1993. The media entirely focuses on that image and her somewhat complex and freaky life. Attempts to evaluate her as an artist are few and far between.

  • At Home with Photographer Matuschka

    Parrot Fever

    Matuschka
    By: Charles Giuliano - May 19th, 2013

    A former model, Matuschka, created a riveting self portrait revealing a radical masectomy. It was on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and has been published in a Time Life book as one the 100 most influential photographs of the 20th century. With the recent coverage of Angelina Jolie ironically Matuschka is back in the news. Yesterday we attended her 40 year retrospective of self portraits at Sohn Fine Arts in Stockbridge.

  • Neal Rantoul: Wheat, Washington, 2009-2012,

    Danforth Museum Opens April 7

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    By: Danforth - Mar 18th, 2013

    Neal Rantoul: Wheat, Washington, 2009-2012, opens at the Danforth Museum in Framingham on April 7, 2013. This exhibition is an exploration of subject matter Rantoul has consistently revisited over the past decade—the wheat fields near Pullman, Washington.

  • Birches and Baobab Trees

    Ancient Spirit Trees

    B & B
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Nov 15th, 2012

    Birches have fascinated me for many years! In 2009 we were introduced to Baobab Trees during a trip to Senegal, West Africa. Baobab Trees are also ancient trees with attributions of mystical powers since Millennia. The photo project attempts to convey some of the mysteries.

  • Ian Grey's Hummingbirds

    Berkshire Photographer Launched Project in 2005

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    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 12th, 2012

    Ian Grey's hummingbird project started soon after he and glass artist Isabella Raven moved to a wooded property in Florida a mountain hamlet on Route Two a short distance from North Adams. Over the course of seasons he developed an ever more refined strategy for capturing the birds which hover in space while drawing nectar from plants. From an average of 15,000 images per season he culls that down to a handful of keepers to print and exhibit.

  • Julee Holcombe and Charles Teenie Harris

    Photography Exhibitions at Kayafas Gallery Open September 7

    Kayafas
    By: Arlette Kayafas - Sep 01st, 2012

    Boston's renowned Gallery Kayafas opens its season on September 7 with tandem exhibitions by Julee Holcombe and Charles "Teenie" Harris. Holcombe's large scale photographs from her Homo Bulla series, architectural and figurative scapes, are digital collages of layer upon layer of assembled resonant images from many different places. A collection of rare Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908- 1998) photographs from his family's archive is on view before they are disseminated.

  • Lalla Essaydi SMFA 2012 Award Recipient

    Dispels Orientalists Western Prejudices

    By: Nelida Nassar - May 31st, 2012

    The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) presented its 2012 Medal Award to the noteworthy Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi, at the Museum of Fine Arts gala celebration. Essaydi shares this honor with a roster of prominent artists such as Alex Katz, Kiki Smith, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Ellen Gallagher and Robert Rauschenberg. Essaydi works in various mediums: painting, video, film, installations and analog photography.

  • Cindy Sherman at MoMA

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 25th, 2012

    The Cindy Sherman restrospective at MoMA is a must see knockout. It demonstrates why she is among the most successful and widely appreciated artists of her generation. While following the simple premise of photographing herself in a range of setting and personas there has been a remarkable ongoing evolution theough the work.

  • A Slide/Video Presentation on Namibia

    April 25 at the Williams College Faculty House

    By: Ronnie Jane Levin - Apr 21st, 2012

    A Slide/Video Presentation on Namibia by Ronnie Jane Levin is scheduled for Wednesday April 25 at 7:30 pm at the Williams College Faculty House. There will be an overview of the famous 60' high Sand Dunes, the renowned Etosha Game Park, the African Rescue Center, the Ancient San/Bushman cave paintings and rock engravings, the isolated Himba Tribal people, and the Batswana and Bushmen Tribes of the Kalahari Desert.

  • Siman Media Works Launches XCIA's Street Art Project

    Howard Greenberg Gallery Presents the Art, Book and App

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    By: Susan Hall - Mar 30th, 2012

    With street art taking an important place on the walls of the Howard Greenberg Gallery, the author, XCIA aka Hank O'Neal roaming with his camera, and cutting edge publisher Ken Siman talking up EbooksExtreme, a terrific new book documenting street art over a 40 year period was launched in style. An innovative app follows.

  • Homage to Helmut Newton

    The ‘Porno Chic’ Photographer

    By: Nelida Nassar - Mar 29th, 2012

    The first retrospective of the German born photographer Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais, Paris gathers the most provocative, sometimes shocking of his images. “The work tries to capture the beauty, eroticism, humor – and sometimes violence – that he sensed in the social interaction within the familiar worlds of fashion, luxury, money and power” states Jérôme Neutres co-curator of the exhibition.

  • Jonas Dovydenas War and Peace in Afghanistan

    Berkshire Community College Exhibition Through February 17

    Jonas
    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 18th, 2012

    Between 1985 and 2010 the Berkshire based photographer Jonas Dovydenas made 13 trips to Afghanistan to create an edited portfolio of some 12,000 images. A selection of work has been densely hung, salon style, in the Koussevitzky Art Gallery at Berkshire Community College (BCC) in Pittsfield where they will remain on view, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM through February 17.

  • Vivian Maier Photographer at Greenberg Gallery

    Billing as a Nanny Photographer Is Inappropriate

    Maier
    By: Susan Hall - Dec 17th, 2011

    Tens of thousand of images shot on the street throughout the world by an artist who well may come to be called great have emerged through the accidental discovery and then dogged determination of John Maloof. Howard Greenberg is beginning to curate the images.

  • Paris Photo Fair in the City of Lights

    Celebration of Africa's Vitality and Diversity

    By: Nelida Nassar - Nov 18th, 2011

    The 15th edition of the Paris Photo Fair takes place from November 15 to 20, 2011. Moving from the Carousel du Louvre it is held for the first time at the Grand Palais. A meeting place for photography collectors, Paris once again becomes the leading center of the global photo art market. A rich palette of photographers display the work of August Sanders, Seydou Keita, JD Okhai Ojeikere, as well as numerous younger photographers particularly from Africa to Charlie Chaplin portraits and first 35 films.

  • Howard Schatz Photographs With Child

    Pregnant with Beauty

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    By: Susan Hall - Oct 26th, 2011

    Howard Schatz has a monthly ongoing feature in Vanity Fair entitled "In Character." In all his images, he succeeds in bringing character forward with drama and beauty. Schatz started out as an opthalmologist and perhaps this work trained an unusually sensitive and acute eye.

  • Photographer Eric Poitevin

    2011 Fotografia, Rome International Photography Festival

    By: Nelida Nassar - Oct 12th, 2011

    “Motherland” is Rome Fotografia10th anniversary theme. Eric Poitevin interest in flora & fauna & human figure make his images icons straddling photography & the land. With absence of expression, diffuse light, tight frame & monochromatic backgrounds, he seduces our collective imagination while magnetizing our fears, fascinations & desires.

  • Day to Night by Stephen Wilkes

    Photography at NY's Clampart Gallery

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    By: Susan Hall - Sep 16th, 2011

    Even those familiar with the brilliant work of photographer Stephen Wilkes will be surprised by his new images, which extend the time encapsulated by a frame. Yet the origins of these giant prints which are more like canvases are clear in his art from the start.

  • Romanian Photo Exhibition

    Festivalul International de Jazz Garana, Romania July 21-24

    Jazz
    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 04th, 2011

    Jazz on a Summer's Day. The German/ Romanian artist, Elisabeth Ochsenfeld, has curated an exhibition of vintage, black and white photographs of leading American musicians by Charles Giuliano. The portraits have been enlarged and laminated for outdoor display during the Festivalul International de Jazz Garana, Romania July 21-24. Following the event the images will be donated to a museum in Garana.

  • Last Folio at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Yuri Dojc's Remarkable Photographs

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    By: Susan Hall - Mar 30th, 2011

    A personal journey undertaken by a high gifted photographer revealed not only people as living memorials, but the objects of a culture long thought buried and gone.

  • Daniel Ranalli on Photography in Boston

    Recalling Gallerist Carl Siembab

    Ranalli
    By: Daniel Ranalli - Mar 02nd, 2011

    In a series of interviews Berkshire Fine Arts is exploring the arts and cultural community in Boston from the 1960s through the present. Photographer and Boston University professor, Daniel Ranalli, has been working and exhibiting in Boston since the 1970s. Initially the only commited gallerist was the late Carl Siembab. It was also the era of Minor White and a legendary program at MIT and the collection of the Polaroid corporation in Cambridge.

  • Celebrating Pittsfield Through Photography

    Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

    Lichtenstein
    By: Lichtenstein - Jan 12th, 2011

    The first event of Pittsfield ’s yearlong 250th birthday celebration kicks off this Friday, January 14th, with the opening reception for the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts’ new show Celebrating Pittsfield, a juried exhibition showcasing photographs of Pittsfield in honor of the city’s 250th anniversary in 2011. The opening reception will be on Friday, January 14th from 5pm to 7pm.

  • Eric Homberger’s Window On Walker Evans

    An Exhibit At Highgate Gallery, London

    Walker Evans
    By: George Abbott White - Nov 19th, 2010

    A major exhibition of Walker Evans' photographs is currently being shown at Highgate Gallery in North London. University of East Anglia cultural historian Eric Homberger gave a lecture about the photographer and some of his most famous pieces. His speech gave a thorough interpretation, warts and all, of the prickly but precise photographic master.

  • George Slade Joins Photographic Resource Center

    Program Manager/ Curator for Boston's PRC

    PRC
    By: Bob Fowler - May 06th, 2010

    The Photographic Resource Center is proud to announce that George Slade will join the PRC on May 17 as the new Program Manager/Curator. He will be replacing Jason Landry, who is leaving the PRC to take ownership of the Panopticon Gallery in Boston.

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