VCP’s 2nd Juried Photobook Exhibition
The Vermont Center for Photography is proud to present our 2nd Juried PhotoBook Exhibition. This juried exhibition will showcase 42 photographic books from 35 artists internationally for the month of August 2017. With a rising tide of photobooks breaking into the national photographic community, what was once an “alternative format” of viewing an artists work, is now becoming a “primary” method for displaying photographic work. The increased accessibility of affordable self-publishing options has caused the market to thrive and book shelves are filling up once again.
Exhibition: August 4 – 27, 2017
Reception: Friday, Aug 4th (5:30 to 8:30pm)
Robert Alter, Shawn Campbell, Lilian Caruana, Miska Draskoczy, Andrew Feiler, David Firman, Nicholas Gaffney, Jean Germain, Frank Hamrick, Wolfgang Hastert, Chris Hensel, Paul Hetzel, Brendan Hoffman, Al Karevy, Ellen Kok, luke kurtis, Sarah Lang, Gerard Lange, Shane Lavalette, Phyllis Meredith, Kirsty Mackay, Kerry Mansfield, Linda Morrow, Nathan Pearce, Abraham Ravett, Beatrix Reinhardt, Bob Solosko, Heather Evans Smith, Sue Palmer Stone, Judy Unger-Clark, Emily Vallee, Dennis Neal Vaughn, Glenn Williams, Tara Wray, & Yorgos Yatromanolakis.
Director’s Honorable Mention:
Nathan Pearce, Miska Draskoczy, Heather Evans Smith, Judy Unger-Clark
Juror’s Choice Award:
Frank Hamrick, “Harder than writing a good haiku”
“Harder than writing a good haiku” was an analogy I spoke of while helping another artist edit their work to a manageable number while leaving enough to still convey the original concept. “Harder than writing a good haiku” is a limited edition artists’ book featuring reproductions of seventeen tintypes created during the summer of 2016. The hills around Whites Creek, Tennessee inspired the tea stained landscapes appearing on the book’s cover, which is wrapped in handmade paper with the title letterpress printed on the front along with my Old Fan Press logo on the back. The color scheme is limited to shades of brown to remain in step with the tonal range of tintypes.
Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, teacher, and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he is now professor of photography. Henry’s work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 30 books, including Black & White Photography: A Basic Manual and Digital Photography: A Basic Manual, used by hundreds of thousands of college, university, high-school, and art school students as their introduction to photography. He has also published several monographs of his own work, including Shoot What You Love, Histories: Tales from the 70s, Show, Honky Tonk, Animalia, Humans, Racing Days, Close Relations, and many others. Henry lives in Boston.