VCP is operated entirely by a small army of volunteer members of our Board of Directors as well as our Gallery Director, Joshua Farr. Our staff come from a wide range of professional photographic backgrounds. Please see bio's below for further information. To contact any board member directly or to inquire about becoming a member of the Board, please contact our Gallery Director, at info@vcphoto.org.

Joshua Farr

Gallery Director

Joshua Farr (b. 1988) grew up in Oxford, Maine. In the fall of 2008, he moved to Manchester, N.H. where he took up study towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New Hampshire Institute of Art where he graduated from in the spring of 2011. Moving to Brattleboro in the fall of 2011, he currently works as the Gallery Director for VCP, works for Good Bear Productions doing web-design, is part time event staff at the Brattleboro Museum, and continues producing his own work during his free time. View Joshua’s personal work online, HERE.

Barry Dial

VCP Board President

Barry Dial is a photographer and computer-programming extraordinaire living and working in Bennington, NH.

Al Karevy

Board Member - Promotional Coordinator

Al Karevy has enjoyed a twenty year career in photography, shooting an incredible range of objects. From his large studio in Keene, New Hampshire, Al concentrates on product photography. On location, he photographs buildings, people and products. He shoot catalogs and advertising photos for many large corporations, as well as for local craftspeople and architects. He has created numerous annual reports and magazine pieces over the years. View Al’s website HERE.

Frank Gorga

Treasurer

Retired from a career as a chemistry professor, Frank Gorga spends most of his creative energies making photographs. From his home in Antrim, NH, Frank mainly photographs the New England landscape and the local wildlife.  However, like many photographers, he has a roving eye and makes photographs of many other subjects that catch his attention as he wends his way through life. One can view Frank’s work at: www.gorga.org/blog.

Carolyn Isaak

Board Member

A native of New Hampshire, Carolyn has been the Executive Director for the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the past 15 years and has provided graphic design and newsletter design and production for a number of other non-profits over the past 30 years. She has had a life-long interest in photography, preferring street photography in her personal work. Carolyn served on the original board that transitioned Flat St. Gallery to nonprofit status and then restructured it as the Vermont Center for Photography.

Michael Havey

Board Member

Michael Havey received his bachelor’s in Art History from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, and did graduate level work in printmaking (etching and lithography) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and University of Hartford Art School. He has worked as an art director and creative director in advertising agencies and design studios, and as an art director for magazines in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire. He has been a fine arts photographer for more than fifteen years, concentrating on reportage, landscapes and city scapes, nudes and portraiture. Havey is most interested in traditional, non-digital, medium format photography and has shown his work at Vermont Center for Photography; Thorne Sagendorf Gallery, Keene, New Hampshire; The Works Gallery, Keene, New Hampshire, and ArtSpace, Portland, Maine.

Elinor Shuman

Board Member

Elinor is returning to photography after a 30 year career in nursing that included oncology nursing at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, teaching in nursing programs in NH and MA and, most recently, working in school health in Western MA. Through courses, workshops, photography groups, and joining VCP, she is immersing herself in virtually every aspect of photography. A fan of photography in general, she is currently focused on creating nature and still life images.

Brenda Carr

Board Member

Professionally I am a nurse and have a long standing interest in photography that spans over 20 years. Before I began working with digital , I worked exclusively in black and white. Several years ago I returned to school and received a BA from Mount Holyoke College with a major in Film Theory and Criticism and minor in photography. I was also co-chair of special events for the Brattleboro Film Festival for season 2014 and 2015 and co-founded and organized the festival’s fund raising event ” The Summer Cinema Slam.”

Ted Weitz

Board Member

Ted is a photographer based in Winhall VT. Dr. Weitz is a pediatrician and an Emergency Physician. He is the president and CEO of Weitz Emergency Services and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of New England.

Dr. Weitz received his Medical Doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  He served in the Israeli Navy as a Combat Marine and Hyperbaric Physician and practiced Emergency Medicine at Hadassah Tel Aviv city Hospital.

Dr. Weitz submitted a Doctoral Dissertation on Dangerous Marine Invertebrate in the Red Sea.  He completed his Pediatric Residency at Albert Einstein Collage of Medicine and a Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Minnesota.  He took graduate studies on Information Technologies at Harvard University and was awarded the National library of Medicine fellowship in Informatics where he developed software to combat medical errors.

Brian Miller

Board Member

Brian Miller is an internationally known artist, writer, and curator. His photographs and sculptures have been shown in many galleries and museums including the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada, the Heard Museum in Phoenix Arizona, and Studio 1504 in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. His work has also been published in numerous magazines and periodicals including Doubletake, Art New England, and Eyemazing Magazine. His sculptures have been exhibited at Raw & Co. Gallery, the Belskie Museum, the College of Saint Elizabeth, and Brown University. His Curatorial Projects, including “Shadowplay” and “Office Space” have received much critical acclaim with reviews in the Boston Globe, Art New England, and ARTScope Magazine.  Recent writing projects have been published in Eyemazing Magazine, White Hot Magazine and the London based online journal Contemporary Talks. His work has been reviewed in Art New England, ART News, Museums Magazine, and the Village Voice, among others. His work is in many public and private collections including the Heard Museum, the Hood Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery.He received his BFA from the State University of New York, College at Purchase and his  MFA from Yale University.