Fresh Works
A Sampler of New England Photographers
June 2–5, 2011

New England’s photographic bounty is plentiful due in part to the tremendous conflux of influence from its universities, cultural institutions and gallery sphere. Fresh Work is an exhibition assembled by Paula Tognarelli of the Griffin Museum of Photography and George Slade of the Photographic Resource Center. It is not a definitive description of New England photography but an eclectic sampling of ten contemporary New England photographers rising on the scene with bodies of work that are now just being shaped to fruition.

Featured Artists

  • Meg Birnbaum
  • Christopher Chadbourne
  • Rachel Loischild
  • Steven Keirstead
  • Holly Lynton
  • Greg J. Hayes (MA)
  • Katie Koti (MA)
  • Toni Pepe (MA)
  • Camilo Ramirez (MA)
  • Jo Ann Walters (CT)


George Slade
George Slade

George Slade was the curator and programs manager at Photographic Resource Center in 2010 and 2011. In addition to his organized exhibitions, Slade led the editorial revision of the PRC’s magazine, Loupe; revival of NEO’s monthly online portfolios; creation of the “Nights”; and the reorganization of the Aaron Siskind Library. He now lives in Minnesota, where he is the founder and executive director of the non-profit TC Photo. Prior to his arrival in Boston, George held leadership positions at the Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the McKnight Foundation Photography Fellowships Program. Holding a BA in American Studies from Yale University, he earned his MA in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University in 2014. Slade continues to write extensively on photography, including regular contributions to Black & White magazine and photo-eye books online. He is also something of an Instagram addict; you may find him there @rephotographica.

Paula Tognarelli
Paula Tognarelli

Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a small nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, the Kontinent Awards, the Filter Festival in Chicago and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland and a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.