Recent WIPI ACTIVITY IN NEW YORK
In Photography International members have
been notably marking the pavement this winter in New York City with solo
gallery exhibits, fine art photography books, photography events, auctions,
and even launching new galleries, despite the challenging climatic, economic
and political conditions. WIPI members from all over are distinguishing
their ties to New York City's sprawling web of prosperous photographic
J A N U A R Y
WIPI Professional member Elizabeth Siegfried, who is a platinum
photographer, made a January visit to New York from her home base, Toronto.
One month previous to her visit, Siegfried's work had been exhibited in
the highly renowned Swann Auction in New York. George Eastman
House curator Therese Mulligan offers insight into Siegfried's vision
by commenting about her book, Lifeline, that "the visual
echo with which these pictures resonate rings clearall things are
bound in a temporal existence, mediated by the inevitable consequences
of time." Lifeline can be ordered at email@example.com.
for more information.
Also a platinum photographer, WIPI Professional member Joan
Almond, based in Malibu, CA, had a solo show at the June Bateman
Gallery in New York, where signed copies of her book, Joan
Almond: The Past in the Present, were sold and proceeds of
were donated to "Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children."
Her work spread out like a visual diary of her travels in an incredible
display of platinum/ palladium prints.
WIPI/ Almond article Archive #13.
January turned out to be a busy month for WIPI in New York, as
Joan and Elizabeth's visits coincided with the exhibition titled "Frozen
in Time" at the Photo District Gallery where images from my "Against
the Walls" series were displayed, as well as surreal manipulated
images from my Death Valley and Italy series. See Susan Scafati Photography
online at www.susanscafati.com.
F E B R U A R Y
In the first week of February, photo professionals and enthusiasts alike
dedicated quality time to peruse the wonderful collection of historic,
classic and contemporary work showcased at "The Photography Show
2003". The 23rd exposition of fine photography was sponsored
by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and
is described by AIPAD's President, Robert L. Klein, as "the most
prestigious exhibition in the world dedicated to photography as fine art."
Among the photographers represented by AIPAD members are "WIPI
Distinguished Photographer" award recipients Eve Arnold
(1983), Ruth Bernhard (1984), Judy Dater (1985), Marion
Post Wolcott (1986), Linda McCartney (1987), Mary Ellen
Mark (1988), Ruth Orkin (1989), Joyce Tenneson (1990,
* also a WIPI Advisory Board member), Berenice Abbott (1991),
Grace Robertson (1992), Annie Liebowitz (2002); and WIPI
Professional members Joan Almond,
and Elizabeth Siegfried.
WIPI PRO member Talli Rosner-Kozuch's photograph "Bird's
Eye" was in AIPAD's "The Photography Show" catalogue along
with information about her Talli's Fine Art Gallery in New Jersey, www.photal.com.
While at AIPAD, I distributed WIPI flyers; met some very talented photographers,
informative fine art dealers and collectors, and viewed a wide array of
high caliber work- from Irving Penn to Edward Burtynsky,
Sarah Moon to Beatrice Helg.
The second week of February greeted WIPI Advisory Board member
and original Women In Photography (1981-1991) member, Carrie
Mae Weems, with three solo New York shows which all opened the same
weekend. Weems was featured in a show titled "Coming up for Air"
and "Dreaming in Cuba" at her representative gallery
Pilkington Olsoff Fine Arts, Inc. (PPOW) in New York's gallery district,
Chelsea, and in PPOW's SOHO location for a show titled "A Little
Bit of This & A Little Bit of That." Additionally, P.C.O.G. Gallery
in Harlem presented a solo exhibit of photographs by Weems entitled "A
Certain Kind of Love." All the works explore identity and struggle
and the reflection of personal battles on a large scale, including the
history of revolution and civil rights. The highly acclaimed fine art
photographer's previous roster of exhibits includes The Whitney Museum
of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art and The Getty Museum.
Currently Weems is working with the Beacon Cultural Project, in Beacon,
New York, on a project entitled "The Record Shop."
The same weekend there were two openings of my photography: "Time
Light Space" at the New Century Artists Gallery, and "Double
Exposure" at Galapagos Space, which was part of a Benefit Event and
online auction for the Brooklyn-based photography organization Positive
Both exhibits featured selected 30" by 40" images from my "Alice
in Wonderland" series,
M A R C H
Two exhibits of note by non-WIPI women photographers who
offer their own distinct imaginative style of unique portraits, were Gail
Thacker's experimental Polaroid photography at June Bateman Gallery
(March 6- April 12), and internationally celebrated fashion photographer
Deborah Turbeville at the same 560 Broadway location in Staley-Wise
Gallery (concluded mid-March).
WIPI member Alison Holland returned from Australia and
back to the New York scene, where
she showed her WIPI support by attending Joan Almond's January
opening and my February exhibitions. Holland represents WIPI PRO member
Stephanie Flack, whose
work was part of Holland's successful exhibition and special auction last
year at Sothebys New York. With the turn of the seasons now leading us
into spring, there are new endeavors emerging ahead, as Holland
and fellow director Jim Witner plan the launch of their promising new
SOHO gallery, photo+graphic, on Saturday, May 10, 2003
If you are a WIPI PRO member and exhibiting in New York, let us know
! If you are interested in joining WIPI, or upgrading your membership,
Stop Biotech 2002, signed
gelatin silver print, 11x14
1975-2003 A Solo Goodbye
not stand by my grave and weep
I am not
there. I do not sleep
I am a thousands winds that blow
I am a diamond
glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the
gentle autumn rain.
When you are awake in the morning hush
I am the
swift uplifting rushOf wuiet birds in circling flight.
I am the
soft starshine at night.
Do not stand
by my grave and cry
I am not
there...I did not die
Winter Bell, 27, died in Berkeley, Calif.on Jan. 16, 2003. She was a graduate
of Portland High School, and was pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree
in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. In the short time of
her career as a photographer, she produced a critical and magnificent
body of work. Beginning as a self-taught amateur photographer while traveling
around the southern U.S., she then studied the technical aspects of photography
at Santa Monica College in California. She moved on to mentor under Art
Lipkye in Los Angeles, in the field of large mural photography. After
attending a Rockport School of Photography workshop in Cuba, Winter began
her definitive work using pinhole cameras and large scale development.
She has been exhibited in galleries and collected in homes internationally.
Winter had a home on Peaks Island and practiced photography in Los Angeles,
Calif. She was a beautiful, kind, and brilliant young woman, who gave
an enigmatic impression of her character to everyone she encountered.
She is loved and survived by her parents, Christina F. Winter and Edward
M. Bell; her brothers, Tony and Tima Bell; and her grandmother, Sylvia
Bell. Portland Press Herlad/Main Sunday Telegram
The family held a Solo Memorial exhibit on Feb. 16th at the Soho
Gallery, 12202 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Calif.
t he family established a
Winter Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund at The San Francisco Art Institute
to foster the photographic careers of young women.
SFAI, 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, Calif. 94133.
Bell, Winter's father, relfects for a moment on his only daughters
life through the throughtful wishes and cards left by visitors
to the gallery.
photo l.a. 2003, Winter Bell, Mooseskull
03 WIPI President's
In consideration of current events in the middle east, we are posting
this celebration of Spring from a recent exhibit of Painting, Photograph,
Sculpture, Installation by Ameeta * Farang * Farideh * Gita * Rebecca
Roya * Safoura * Shahla Sepehr Bebe (WIPI member, Shahla Bebe created,
red veil image) * Cima * Yasmin and Special Appearances by Code Pink -
Women for Peace. Curated by Shari Rezai held at Merging-One Gallery 1547
6th Street Santa Monica CA 90401- March 22, 23 and 29, 30
A R T I S T S for P E A C E / N U D E S not N U K E S
The white rose, wheat grass and gold fish installation "celebration of
life" by Shari Rezai was derived from "NOROOZ", (new day)
an Iraninan celebration of the spring equinox that dates back 3000 yrs.,and
reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Iranians.
It's a celebration of the renewal of life,of universe, values, ,ideals,
compassion, wisdom, justice and peace. A table is set with the ceremonial
SEVEN items that start with the letter "S" (seen in Persian, that are
meant to awaken the senses on the first day of spring. SOMBOL, Hyacinth,
SERKEH, vinegar, SEER, garlic, SAMANOU, a wheat dish, SOMAGH, spice, SABZI
wheatgrass,for renewal of life,and SEEB apple. Other items on the table
are Gold fish in water and coins (prosperity), mirror (soul searching),eggs
(fertility) . On the 13th day of new year , the table is cleared, and
the SABZI, the wheatgrass is thrown in a river or running water. This
year I wished for Peace . (Farsi is the language spoken by most Iranians.
They also speak it in parts of Afghanistan)
celebration of life, artists bear it all for P E A C E: experience sublime
beauty in the face of all that is threatened.
A collaboration of Sofia Balme and Shari Rezai brought together many of
their artist friends who believe in PEACE. 55 women symbolically bare
their bodies in protest to the war. From this original concept blossomed
the gallery exhibiton.
ARTISTS FOR PEACE, NUDES NOT NUKES
OF Note: There is a distinct difference in the freedom of expression of
ARTISTS FOR PEACE,
NUDES NOT NUKES and the BENEATH THE VEIL CNN documentary by Saira Shah,
NEWS Beauty & The Beast, Archive #8
- Handcolored Photographs
large format studio compositions of wood, stone and botanical elements
evolve into contemplative photographic images evocative of the mysteries
and rhythms of the natural world. Her technique of coloring gelatin silver
prints with photo oil colors and oil paint, ranges from luminous, vivid
layers of hue to opaque neutral color fields. The photographs in the exhibit
are selected from the Primary Content a series begun in 2001 and recent
works from the Botanica series.
- April 6, 2003
Patricia Rovzar Gallery
118 Central Way Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 889-4627 (800) 889-4278
Gallery hours: Mon-thurs, Sat. 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 9:00
PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
To view more
of Dar's work, visit: Photography
WEST Gallery, Women's Alcove Dar Spain Serene, restrained
images bearing a sometimes Eastern sensibility have evolved from almost
thirty years of artistry. Working with a wide variety of cameras and processes,
both antique and comtemporary, Dar Spain imbues ordinary objects with
suggestion of the silence of meditation or the enigma of ritual. Hand
Dar was first
place winner in the Women In Photography International 20th Anniversary
Exhibition Tea Time for her image " and received an Epson 2000P archival