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[Photo]gogues: New England
Curated by Paula Tognarelli and Frances Jakubek
Location: Faneuil Hall, One Faneuil Hall Square
Exhibition Opening: Sat MAY 11, 6-8 pm
[Photo]gogues: New England is not a definitive study of New England photography pedagogues, rather it is a sampling of faculty members from the region. Paula Tognarelli and Frances Jakubek, executive director and associate director of the Griffin Museum of Photography, invited twelve photography instructors to exhibit their personal work during the Flash Forward Photography Festival in Boston.
The twelve invited photographers are Frank Armstrong of Clark University in Worcester, MA, Edie Bresler of Simmons College in Boston, MA, Stephen DiRado of Clark University in Worcester, MA, Blake Fitch of New England School of Photography n Boston, MA, Sharon Harper of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, Julee Holcombe of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, Stella Johnson of the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Boston, MA, and Boston University in Boston, MA, Lisa Kessler of Endicott College in Beverly, MA, Rose Marasco of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME, Camilo Ramirez of Emerson College in Boston, MA, Mass College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA, Kent Rogowski of Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and Lauren Shaw of Emerson College in Boston, MA.
Usually, faculty exhibitions are initiated by institutions to showcase their art instructors. As a result, artist teachers of all mediums exhibit together. The over-arching idea behind this exhibition was to assemble a sampling of New England faculty members who are linked by their pedagogy. It is with regret that we had to limit the scope of this exhibition to twelve due to time and resource constrictions. The New England area is fertile ground to a plethora of photography teaching professionals producing exciting work.
- Frank Armstrong
- Edie Bresler
- Stephen DiRado
- Blake Fitch
- Sharon Harper
- Julee Holcombe
- Stella Johnson
- Lisa Kessler
- Rose Marasco
- Camilo Ramirez
- Kent Rogowski
- Lauren Shaw
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, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards 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. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography.
Photo by John Lawler.
Frances Jakubek is the Associate Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Ms. Jakubek is the assistant curator of the museum and is responsible for the installation of all exhibitions in the seven galleries. Among many other things, Frances is on the exhibition committee for the Griffin Museum and works to implement programming, workshops, lectures, events and services for artists. She conducts individual portfolio reviews for members of the Griffin and has been a reviewer for The New England Portfolio Reviews, Rhode Island School of Design, The New England Institute of Art and Simmons College. Ms. Jakubek takes most pride in being a resource for photographers, whether as an editor, critical writer, or as a breathing database of available opportunities.
Photo by Chris Zedano.