Terry Halstead

Terry Halstead, A Culture of Bike

December 3rd - December 31st, 2017

West Linn Public Library
1595 Burns St West
West Linn, OR 97068
Contact: Cheryl Hill
Email: chill@westlinnoregon.gov
Phone: 503-742-6172


An exhibition of Street Photography in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm 2017.



"A CULTURE OF BIKE"

When I was growing up as a teenager in the 1960's just outside of Detroit Michigan, "bikes" were something you had to suffer until your sixteenth birthday when you got your license and finally were able to drive a car! The bikes soon ended up in a heap behind the garage. After all, this is America isn't it? What a different world when I finally made it to Northern Europe from Stockholm to Copenhagen to Amsterdam, especially Amsterdam!
"A CULTURE OF BIKE" is one American's discovery and celebration of what Europeans have taken for granted for decades. Young, old (Often young and old on the same bike!), going to work, to party, to school, going shopping, going home. Thousands of bikes, only a rare helmet to be seen. No fancy biking uniforms, just work clothes, play clothes, dressy clothes, people on their phones or eating a snack.

So many bikes weaving, serpentining in and out of cars and pedestrians. Very determined expressions on faces along with smiles and laughter, this is serious yet joyous business!

This exhibit is a portion of the photography I did while in Europe, I hope you enjoy it!

Terry Halstead
terryhalsteadarts.com

Fritz Liedtke

Photography Workshop with Fritz Liedtke in Tibet and China
Portland photographer Fritz Liedtke will be leading a photography workshop and tour in Tibet and China in June.

June 5 - 15, 2018
Discounted rates available until Dec 31

Tour info: http://extravagantyak.com/trips/eastern-tibet-photo-workshop/
Fritz's websites: www.fritzphotographic.com, www.fritzliedtke.com



You are invited to spend 10 days photographing in Tibet and China with Portland photographer Fritz Liedtke. Wake up in luxury lodgings very day, and enjoy amazing vistas, delicious food, real people, behind-the-scenes access to traditional Tibetan artisans, and one-on-one photo mentoring with photographer and artist Fritz Liedtke.

All skill levels and types of photography are welcome. Fritz is an experienced teacher, and a photographer whose work has been featured by National Geographic, among others. His fine art and commercial photography have taken him around the world, and he'd like to share what he's learned with you. It's a chance to travel, make friends, and learn to see in new ways.

Want to come? It's June 5 - 15, 2018, and it's surprisingly affordable. Learn more here, and take advantage of the limited time special discount until December 31!
http://extravagantyak.com/trips/eastern-tibet-photo-workshop/

Sylwia Kowalczyk (continued) at Blue Sky Gallery

Sylwia Kowalczyk, Lethe (continued)

December 7th - December 31st, 2017
First Thursday Opening Reception: December 7th 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
http://www.blueskygallery.org/


"Lethe is the river that cleanses Dante in Purgatory, the one that wipes memories of the dead as they drink from it or bathe in it. The poet Sylvia Plath steps up from 'the black car of Lethe, Pure as a baby'. It is an escape, a relief from our own physical limitations."

In her collage-based portrait series, Sylwia Kowalczyk visualizes the often disjointed, piecemeal process of recalling the past. Each image is constructed using layers of cut and torn images that are re-photographed and enlarged. Just as our memories tend to change over time, Lethe illustrates how information can become compressed and distorted by the mind but still accepted as truth. Kowalczyk's aesthetic focus on texture and materials, as well as the prominence of the human figure in each frame also suggests that this process of remembering is very much a sensory, embodied experience that cannot be divorced from the material world.

Sylwia Kowalczyk was born in Lublin, Poland and currently lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied graphic design and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and completed an MFA in photography at the Edinburgh College of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally and was recently featured in The Decisive Moment: Contemporary Polish Photography Since 2000 by Adam Mazur. This is Kowalczyk’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Lorna Simpson at Blue Sky Gallery

Lorna Simpson, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer

December 7th - December 31st, 2017
First Thursday Opening Reception: December 7th 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lecture: Looking for Lorna Simpson
Artist and educator Lisa Jarrett explores embodiment by discussing
influence, visibility, and possibility within Simpson's work
Saturday, December 9, 3:00 PM

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
http://www.blueskygallery.org/

installation shot of Wigs © Lorna Simpson

As a final exhibition commemorating the Embodied: Asserting Self exhibition series, Blue Sky presents Lorna Simpson: from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer, which includes two major bodies of work by Simpson: Wigs (1994) and Details (1996). Wigs is a collection of twenty-one lithographs depicting hair pieces and seventeen corresponding texts printed on felt. The images and texts emphasize the significance of hair in relation to dominant beauty standards and focus on a wide range of styles, including Afros, braided hair, blond locks, and doll wigs. Details consists of twenty-one photogravures accompanied by silkscreened captions. The imagery of the photogravures comes from the artist’s collection of family photos that she has edited and tightly cropped to focus on gestures and hands, while the cryptic text creates a fragmentary but open-ended narrative. In both works, Simpson references the body without including it, or leaves out defining facial features to preserve her subjects’ anonymity, inviting viewers to place themselves or imagine others within these visual spaces.

Lorna Simpson was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she continues to live and work. She received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and an MFA in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. Simpson has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Brooklyn Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Simpson has participated in distinguished international exhibitions such as Documenta 8 and 11 in Kassel, Germany, and the 44th and 56th Venice Biennales; in 1990, she was the first African-American woman to exhibit work in the Venice Biennale.


Members Exhibit 2017 in Astoria

LightBox Members Exhibit 2017
December 9th, 2017 - January 9th, 2018
Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, December 9th, 5-8 pm

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238

http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/members_exhibit_2017
http://lightbox-photographic.com/members/

Friderike Heuer – Exit

LightBox Photographic Gallery host the opening and artists’ reception of the LightBox Members Group Exhibit on Saturday, December 9th from 5-8 pm. LightBox members are a community of photographers and patrons that support the mission of the gallery to promote and educate in the photographic arts through exhibits, education, events and member gatherings. Members meet twice a month for education nights and print and image critique, held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

The annual exhibit celebrates each individual member’s unique creativity, this year 36 members are featured in an open call. Exhibiting Photographers include Eleanor Gorman, John Ritchie, Jim Fitzgerald, Joni Kabana, Mickey Anderson, Diana Bloomfield, Lorraine Richey, Rich Bergeman, Julie Moore, Donald MacDonald, Sam Blair, Brian Kosoff, Jon Lingel, George Johnson, Ann Kendellen, Jim Congleton, Mike Demkowicz, Bob Levine, Robert Potts, Roger Dorband, Friderike Heuer, Rachel Wolf, Denise Ross, Stephen Shumaker, David White, David Lee Myers, Rebecca Akporiaye, Bob Sanov, Chris Bryant, Leigh Oviatt, Mark Wiltrackis, Michael Datoli, Tom Kittel, Ram Madhavarapu, Michael Granger and Chelsea Vincent Granger.

The LightBox Members Exhibit will show in the gallery from December 9th until January 9th. LightBox offers memberships as a way to become part of the community that helps to further the mission of the gallery. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 - 5:30. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or at info@lightboxphotographic.com, and visit lightbox-photographic.com for more info on events, calls for submissions, and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits.


Ashley Innis at Pushdot Gallery

Ashley Innis, Paranthetics

OPEN/CLOSE: Friday December 1st, 2017 – January 26th, 2018
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday December 1st, 6-8pm

PUSHDOT STUDIO
2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104 - in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
503.224.5925
www.pushdotstudio.com
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission



Paranthetics is a study of light, color, and motion; it is a visualization of their relationship. Images are taken with a lensless camera which record light refracted between a specific point and the camera itself and this light takes the form of color and shape. The outcome shows a difference between what is seen and what is physically there. Seemingly, there is a reality and another reality. Our muscle memory, our eyes, our emotions and general “understanding” of the world fills in any void for us. Meditating on that idea, I created neon and placed it back into the image, back into the scene. The neon is what my muscle memory, my eyes, emotions, and my general “understanding of the world fills in the space between these two points.

Ashley has been photographing since childhood and pairing photography and neon for 7 years. Her work has been displayed at Gallery 12 x16, Gallery 511, Ninkasi Gallery, Dot Dotson’s Gallery and has been featured in B & W Magazine from receiving a Merit Award from the publication. Innis achieved her BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016 and currently resides in Portland with her wolf.

Her work can be seen at: ashleyinnis.com

Blue Sky Gallery Drawers - call for entries


Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
http://www.blueskygallery.org/






The call for entry for the 2018 Drawers is open!
DEADLINE: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:59 PST

All entries must be submitted using Call for Entry (CAFE) online. Please set up a free CAFE account here if you do not have one already.

Any photographer who is a current resident of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or Alaska is invited to submit work for consideration.

Submitting to this call requires exactly 10 images (no watermarks) from a single series or body of work created within the last five years. If an applicant has previously been featured in the Drawers, the submission must be of new or different work. Submitted images must be the same as the original prints intended for inclusion in the Drawers. Absolutely no substitutions will be permitted. If accepted, all works must be delivered to the gallery matted and/or mounted.

Accepted artists will be notified no later than February 1, 2018. Works must be received at Blue Sky to be deposited into the Drawers no later than 5:00 PM on March 23, 2018.

Accepted work will debut in the Drawers on First Thursday, April 5, 2018—the beginning of Portland Photo Month.

2018 Juror: Hamidah Glasgow

Hamidah Glasgow is the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Center hosts approximately 17 exhibitions annually and features the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. The Center has been recognized as one of the prestigious nonprofit photography centers in the United States. Ms. Glasgow’s contribution to photography has included curatorial projects, portfolio reviews (FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Filter, etc.), contributions to publications and online magazines and the co-hosting of regional conferences. She is also a founding member of Strange Fire Collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists, curators, and writers focused on work that engages with current social and political forces.


Terry K. Thompson at Augen Gallery

Terry K. Thompson​, Entanglement - Photographic Works: 1967-2017

December 7–30, 2017
Preview: Wednesday, December 6, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
​Opening: Thursday, December 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, December 9, 12:00 p.m.

Augen Gallery Desoto
716 NW Davis St.
(503) 546-5056



Augen is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of photographs by Terry K. Thompson with this broad 50-year retrospective of his life's work, titled "Entanglement - Photographic Works 1967-2017." Thompson began early on as a painter and “literature sponge,” as he puts it, before settling on the camera and the particular aesthetics of photography as his medium of choice. He began his formal photo training in the Navy in 1968 under Edward Steichen’s extensive program, and continued on at the New York at the School of Visual Arts in the 1970s, where his teachers included Diane Arbus, Duane Michaels, Lisette Model, Gary Winogrand, and Arbus's assistant, Tad Yamashiro among others. Thompson credits Yamashiro's take on image formation and Winogrand's "outside the frame" usage as being very influential in his own work.

Following New York, Thompson's graduate school experience at the San Francisco Art Institute introduced him to the insight and perspective of many other established artists, including Linda Conner, Ruth Bernhard, Pirkle Jones, Imogen Cunningham, and Wynn Bullock. Throughout his own work, Thompson exhibits a range of inspiration and of exploration in what he describes as non-verbal poetic form. He cites the example of Entanglement in the Garden as his association with nature, with Eden, and artistic representations of the past all intersecting in something of a revisionist work. The non-verbal poetics of Thompson's imagery is underscored by the seductive physical qualities of varied photographic mediums that he skillfully employs. The exhibition will include vintage gelatin silver prints, unique platinum and gum bichromate combination prints, and vintage platinotypes, with 99% platinum and a “smidge” of gold or iridium.

Thompson was awarded a Career Opportunity Grant from both the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation in support of this retrospective exhibition. After studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Thompson completed his M.F.A. at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has had numerous solo exhibitions of his work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland, and has been included in group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and abroad in England, Scotland, Japan and Switzerland.
Thompson will be present at the gallery's First Wednesday Preview and First Thursday openings and he will give an artist talk on Saturday, December 9, at noon. An exhibition catalog will be available for purchase at the gallery.

Blue Moon Camera Customer Show 2017 at various venues in St. Johns

Blue Moon Camera Customer Show 2017

December 2nd - December 31st

Opening Reception at 4 venues in St. Johns on December 2nd from 7-9pm, followed by a dance social at 45th Parallel

Venues:
45th Parallel Wines
8527 N Lombard
(971)266-0886
Tue-Thu 12pm-8pm; Fri 12pm-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12pm-7pm
hello@45thparallelwines.com
4thparallelwines.com

Anna Bannana's
8716 N Lombard
(503)286-2030
Mon-Thu, Sun 6:30am-9pm; Fri 6:30am-10pm; Sat 7:30am-10pm; Sun 7:30am-9pm
info@annabannanascafe.com
annabannanascafe.com

Leisure Public House
8002 N Lombard
(503)289-7606
Mon-Fri 2pm-2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am
nicole@leisurepublichouse.com
leisurepublichouse.com

The Fixin' To
8218 N Lombard
(503)477-4995
Projecting photos one night only during opening reception!


Blue Moon Camera and Machine celebrates our sixteenth anniversary with a presentation of our Fifteenth Annual Customer Show. As one of the last optical printing labs in the country, Blue Moon Camera handles film from thousands of photographers around the globe throughout the year. Tens of thousands of images pass through the lab – some destined for the walls of a gallery, others for an esteemed place on the refrigerator.

Regardless of what our customers do with them afterward, each photo that comes through the lab is, at one point or another, held in the hands of a staff member and looked at. We count the prints, check for dust, and make sure that they reach our standards of quality. We also, occasionally, stop. We hold a print in our hands that makes us feel something and we stop. It may be especially creative, it may be a perfect execution of technique, it may be touching, profound, or just plain lovely. When this happens, the staff member brings this stop-inducing photo around to the rest of the staff to share the experience, and, if the majority approves and the photographer gives their blessing, it is selected for the Blue Moon Camera Customer Show.

We're always excited for this show as it is an opportunity to exhibit the work of our incredibly talented customer-base. It's also an opportunity for a unique community of creatives to get together and have a fantastic time.

We hope to see you all there, dressed in your finest, ready to get into some shenanigans with the Blue Moon Camera Crew.

Darkroom Photography class with Bobby Abrahamson at Clark College

Darkroom Classes with 11-week Usage of Darkroom
Instructor: Bobby Abrahamson

Starts January 8 through March 22, 2018
Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-noon and 1-4pm
Course: Darkroom Photography; Item #4049 and #4050
$460

Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-699-6398
http://www.clark.edu/enroll/admissions/apply.php
For more questions contact instructor Bobby Abrahamson
email: bobby@bobbyabrahamson.com
Phone: 503-281-4162
www.bobbyabrahamson.com


If you are looking to take a darkroom & film photography class and get 11 weeks of darkroom usage, there is no better opportunity than now! Clark College just across the Columbia River in Vancouver has two sections of Darkroom Photography (beginning black and white photography) starting on January 8th. These 11-week classes meet Mon & Wed, either morning or afternoon — and the fully stocked darkroom is open 6 days per week and usage is included in the tuition! Lessons will cover basic 35mm camera operation, developing and printing film, and creative controls of camera, composition, and darkroom techniques. Even if you already have basic skills this class will provide a handy refresher, and very affordable darkroom usage.

For Vancouver and Multnomah County residents the cost is a little more than $460. For first-time students there is a one-time admission application fee of $25, and you will follow a two-step online process: first you get admitted to the college, then you register. Once you get admitted (takes less than 24 hours) you can by-pass the assessment and orientation and go straight to online registration. For more information call 360-699-6398.

Class titles is Art 140; Darkroom Photography, Items No. 4049 and 4050.

Bill Finger at Camerawork Gallery

Bill Finger, Transit of Venus
November 25th - December 29th, 2017

Camerawork Gallery
2255 NW Northrup Street
(Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)
Portland, OR 97210
http://www.TheCameraworkGallery.org
http://www.facebook.com/cameraworkgallery
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm




Seattle, Washington photographer, Bill Finger is an artist whose work
combines sculpture and photography. Meticulously handcrafting each
element, he constructs and then photographs miniature dioramas. Each
image is imbued with a sense of cinematic narrative that reflects twenty
years working around film sets. By mimicking the filmmaking process he is
able to create miniature constructions of a constructed reality. As with film
sets each diorama exists solely in service of the image. Once photographed the
diorama is disassembled and discarded.

For Transit of Venus, Finger holds to a cinematographer’s sense of light when
creating images for the black and white triptychs. Each group of photographs
creates a quiet narrative that references home, travel, astronomy and the night sky.
Drifting through the landscape, perceptions of time passing become fluid. Time
seems to stretch or shrink dependent upon surroundings and modes of travel.
Juxtaposed to images of travel are moments remembered. These are the quiet
memories of home that can create longing. Longing is time’s constant companion
but the rivers of time never allow us to go back.

Bill Finger, notes, “Using the Voyager Space Probes as a metaphor,
Transit of Venus is an exploration of the human desire to search beyond
one’s self. While embracing the quiet solitude of the search, perception of
time slows. Once beyond the obvious realm, the exploration becomes an
act of looking inward while embracing that which is beyond. To explore is
to drift through time.”

Bill Finger has exhibited his photographs in both the United States and
Canada. His work is included in the permanent collections of the George
Eastman Museum of Photography and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Finger holds a MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of
Technology.

Photography II/III class with Senseney Stokes at Clark College

Photography II/III class with Senseney Stokes

January 9th – March 22nd, 2018
T/Th 9:00am-11:50pm

Clark College FAC 105
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-992-2182
$450

sstokes@clark.edu
www.clark.edu














This class is a continuation of basic Darkroom Photography. There is particular emphasis on self-expression and print quality. Special topics vary from quarter to quarter, but may include medium and large format photography, various image transfer techniques, liquid photographic emulsions, and studio lighting. Frequent critiques and discussions give opportunity to practice effective small group communication and to demonstrate visual literacy. Students have the option of working in film or digital media. Prerequisite: ART 140 or equivalent or consent of Instructor. For Vancouver and Multnomah County residents the cost is a little more than $450. Follow the "APPLY NOW" link on the Clark College homepage, and you will follow a two-step online process: and you will follow a two-step online process: first you get admitted to the college, then you register. Once you get admitted (takes less than 24 hours) you can by-pass the assessment and orientation and go straight to online registration. For more information call 360-699-6398.

Course title is ART 141 Photography II / Art 142 Photography III.

Digital Photography II class with Senseney Stokes at Clark College

Digital Photography II class with Senseney Stokes

January 9th – March 22nd, 2018
T/Th 9:00am-11:50pm
$450

Clark College FAC 105
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-992-2182

sstokes@clark.edu
www.clark.edu












Cornelia Hediger, Gregory Crewdson, Niki Davidson, Sandy Skoglund

This class is a continuation of basic Digital Photography. There is particular emphasis on self-expression and print quality. Special topics vary from quarter to quarter, but may include medium and large format photography, various image transfer techniques, and studio lighting. Frequent critiques and discussions give opportunity to practice effective small group communication and to demonstrate visual literacy. Students have the option of working in film or digital media. Prerequisite: ART 145 or equivalent or consent of Instructor. For Vancouver and Multnomah County residents the cost is a little more than $450. Follow the "APPLY NOW" link on the Clark College homepage, and you will follow a two-step online process: and you will follow a two-step online process: first you get admitted to the college, then you register. Once you get admitted (takes less than 24 hours) you can by-pass the assessment and orientation and go straight to online registration. For more information call 360-699-6398.

Course title is Art 146 Digital Photography II.

Joni Kabana at Luke's Frame Shop (Albina)

Joni Kabana, Here + Afar

Opening: November 18th, 3pm - 5pm

Luke’s Frame Shop
47 North Albina Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
503.841.5238

www.jonikabana.com
Contact Joni Kabana: 503-381-6398
joni@jonikabana.com



In February, 2018, a small team from Portland will travel to the Danakil Depression in the Afar region of Ethiopia to do four things: conduct a Prints For Prints session to give portrait prints to Ethiopian salt workers who travel by camels to carry harvested salt to markets as far away as Sudan, deliver donated sunglasses from Coos Bay, Oregon's Ocean Ridge Assisted Living elders, provide photography training to local students, and capture imagery for Ethiopia's travel industry.

Joni Kabana, along with team member and Portland designer Dardi Troen traveled to the Danakil Depression earlier this year and captured its startling and colorful essence in a series of images. In addition to showing landscape prints from this location, Joni will also exhibit images of people and places around the remote Afar area.

All proceeds from print sales during this show will be applied toward costs for the team to return for their Prints For Prints project. The fine art prints were created and donated by team member Lincoln Miller, owner of PushDot Studio.

Contact us if you are unable to attend this show but would like to see an online showing of the images.

Blue Sky Drawers

Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 63 artists selected for inclusion in its 2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers").

Debuting on First Thursday, April 6, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 31, 2018.

The complete list of artists selected from more than 160 submissions includes:

Stephanie Ames • Kate Ampersand • Jory Aronson • Adam Bacher • Sandra Banister
Brett Becklund • Susan Bein • Rich Bergeman • Deborah Bergman • Zachary Burns
Kevin Clark • Jamila Clarke • Philip Coleman • Victor Dallons • Valeria D├ívila Gronros
John DuBois • Hal Gage • Margo Geddes • Robert Gervais • Hazel Glass
Carole Glauber • Joseph Glode • Jon Gottshall • Lauren Grabelle • Michael Harris
Aaron Hartzell • Stewart Harvey • Jeff Hess • Ken Hochfeld • Nickolas Hurlbut
Melinda Hurst Frye • Will Keller • Lynne Kelman • Zachary Krahmer • Jeffrey Krater
David Kressler • Stuart Allen Levy • Diana LoMeiHing • Jim Lommasson • Eric Macey
Marcia Mahoney • Philip Malkin • Lawrence Manning • Rachel McLain • Jason Moore
Ricardo Nagaoka • Loren Nelson • Leslie Peltz • Stan Raucher • Rich Rollins
Isaac Sachs • Kimberly Shavender • O'Hara Shipe • Gretta Siegel • Andrew Stanbridge
Deb Stoner • Nolan Streitberger • Barbara Strigel • David Tucker •Terri Warpinski
Alan Wieder • David Wyatt • A.J. Zelada
photographers from the Portland Grid Project

Juror Mitra Abbaspour on her guiding principle through the selection process: “I seek finely crafted photographs that present layered ideas and subjects. I am equally interested in documentary, studio, and conceptual photographic practices and am especially pleased to find artists engaged with how the material and visual language of photography is evolving today.”


David Kressler, View from Portland Women's Forum, Corbett, OR, 2015
2017 Drawers artist and Sitka Residency recipient

2017 Juror

Mitra Abbaspour
is an independent curator and scholar based in New York. From 2010–2014, she was Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, where she led a research initiative that drew together an international team of conservators and historians to explore the formation of photographic modernism in the twentieth century and to develop methods for an interdisciplinary study of photography. The book Object:Photo. Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949 and the digital humanities platform at MoMA are the results.

Abbaspour’s area of specialization is the history of photography in the Middle East and its role in defining the contemporary cultural landscape. She has authored numerous essays on contemporary photographers from Hassan Hajjaj to Shirana Shahbazi and Shirin Neshat. Before arriving in New York, Mitra was Assistant Curator and Museum Writer at UCR/California Museum of Photography. She has also taught at The Cooper Union, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, and the University of California, Riverside.


Minor White, 1938-1942

Minor White: Parting Shots, 1938-1942 at Architectural Heritage Center

March 3rd - December 21st, 2017
Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$5 non-members, members free

Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
503-231-7264
www.visitahc.org


Minor White, Arches of the Dodd Building (Southwest Front Avenue and Ankeny Street), 1938

Parting Shots examines nationally renowned 20th-century photographer Minor White, focusing on some of his earliest work when he was in Portland between 1938-1942 to photograph the city, from its economically depressed downtown to its opulent mansions. White’s captivating images document a city on the verge of change during the World War II era and serve as one of the few visual records of some of the city’s most significant architecture prior to its eventual demolition. For the first time, at the Architectural Heritage Center, White's photographs are presented alongside architectural artifacts rescued from many of the commercial and residential buildings that appear in his images and that are drawn from the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center's permanent collection. White’s work prompts us to think about how we should document and preserve historic buildings today, especially those at risk of demolition, and the power of the photograph in depicting our architectural heritage.