Past Exhibits

Sight Unseen: Aaron John Bourque & Allison Cekala

January 6 - 29, 2017

Exhibition:  January 6 – 29, 2017 Reception:  Friday, Jan 6th (5:30 to 8:30pm) Artists Talk:  Thursday, Jan 12th (6:00pm) VCP will be open 7 days a week from Noon to 5pm between Jan 6th and 29th! The photographic works of Boston artists Aaron John Bourque and Allison Cekala are linked by a desire to uncover […read more]

Annual Members Holiday Exhibition

December 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Exhibition:  December 2, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (The gallery will be closed Dec 24th & 25th) Opening:  Friday, Dec. 2nd  (5:30 to 8:30pm) This annual juried members’ exhibition features a vibrant array of photographic styles and processes from VCP’s 150+ members. The exhibition opens Friday, December 4th from 5:30 to 8:30pm during Gallery Walk […read more]

POSTAGE REQUIRED: A Mail-Art Exhibition

November 4 - 27, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  November 4 – 27, 2016 Opening Reception:  Friday, Nov 4th, 5:30 to 8:30pm Since the 1700’s, Americans have enjoyed the pleasures of sending and receiving personal letters, photographs, and gifts to one another via the mail from all corners of the country, and beyond from the comfort of their own homes. The Vermont […read more]

18th Annual Photography Auction & Exhibition

October 7 - 30, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  October 7 – 30, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, October 7th  –  5:30 to 8:30pm Gallery Hours:  The auction will be open every day from Oct 7th – 30th from Noon to 5pm. Please join us as we welcome our next-door neighbors, the In-Sight Photography Project, to our gallery for the month of October […read more]

Unburdened Beauty: A Decade of Nude Portraits

September 2 - October 2, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  September 2 – October 2, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 2nd – 5:30 to 8:30pm Biography Gary Samson is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. His work is in private and public collections including the Currier Gallery of Art, the University of New Hampshire and the National Archives, Washington, D.C. He is the author […read more]

Now & Then, Still & Again
Photographs by Jim Schlessinger

August 5 - 28, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  August 5 – 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 5th  –  5:30 to 8:30pm From the Artist: I have been a fine art photographer for most of a lifetime. During the 1960s I began studying photography at Carnegie-Mellon University, and by the mid-1970s, as a builder, instructor and co-owner of a then well-known […read more]

Camilo Ramirez: The Gulf

July 1 - 31, 2016

Exhibition Dates: July 1 – 31, 2016 Opening: Friday, July 1st – 5:30 to 8:30pm Artists Talk: Friday, July 15th  –  6pm  (Free & open to the public!) From the Artist: “I photograph the length of the U.S. Gulf Coast, investigating ways its history, economics, environment and culture intertwine to reveal a sense of displaced […read more]

Magdalena Solé: Cuba Hasta Siempre

June 3 - 26, 2016

MAGDALENA SOLÉ is an award-winning photographer known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry. Since 2011 she has been documenting the change that is gripping Cuba, a country that has been mired in the 1950’s. Solé says: “When I arrived in Cuba for the first time, I was transported to the time and […read more]

2016 Spring Members Exhibition

May 6 - 29, 2016

Please join us as we once again celebrate the members of the Vermont Center for Photography in this month-long group exhibition. This exhibit opens Friday, May 6th from 5:30 to 8:30pm during Gallery Walk in downtown Brattleboro. VCP’s membership represents a wide photographic background and members hail from all corners of New England. The exhibition […read more]

Endgame: AFGHANISTAN
Ben Brody

April 1 - May 1, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  April 1 – May 1, 2016 Opening Reception:  Friday, April 1st  (5:30 to 8:30pm) Artists Talk: Friday, April 8th  (6:00pm) From the Artist: “I have been working in Afghanistan for the better part of five years, documenting the American experience there through photography and writing. Rather than taking a strictly hard news-oriented approach, […read more]

Photo by Ke Peng

2016 Open Juried Exhibition

March 4 - 27, 2016 (Juror's Results Posted)

Vermont Center for Photography is proud to introduce our 1st Open Juried Exhibition. This grouping of photographs, carefully hand selected by our juror Paula Tognarelli (Director/Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography), from over 800 submitted images, covers a diverse array of photographic styles, mediums, backgrounds, regions, and ages. This is a glimpse of where […read more]

CORRECTIONS: Zora J Murff

February 5 - 28, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  February 5 – 28, 2016 Opening Reception:  Friday, February 5th, 2016  –  5:30 to 8:30pm Artists Talk:  Saturday, February 6th  –  6pm  (Free & Open to the Public) From the Artist: From 2012 to 2015, I worked as a Tracker for Linn County Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As […read more]

Allison Barnes: Neither For Me Honey Nor The Honey Bee

January 1 - 31, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  January 1 – 31, 2016 Opening Reception:  Friday, January 1st, 2016  –  5:30 to 8:30pm From the Artist: The landscape in which identity is grounded is made out of memory and desire, of shifting gestures that point towards what has happened and what will happen. There are places that make us and by […read more]

Annual VCP Members Holiday Exhibition

December 4 - 27, 2015

This group exhibition, featuring many of VCP’s Exhibiting Members, opens Friday, December 4th from 5:30 to 8:30pm during Gallery Walk in downtown Brattleboro. VCP’s membership represents a wide photographic background and members hail from all corners of New England. We encourage our members to display new work that has not previously been exhibited at VCP […read more]

50 Year Retrospective: Bob Cantius

November 6 - 29, 2015

Exhibition:  November 6 – 29, 2015 Opening Reception:  Friday, Nov 6 – 5:30 to 8:30pm Meet & Greet / Closing:  Sunday, Nov 29  –  12 to 5pm Robert Arthur Cantius was born (1938) and raised in Paterson, NJ. A famous muse for Alan Ginsberg and William Carlos Williams, Paterson would likewise inform Cantius’ work as […read more]

Insight Photography’s 17th Annual Silent Auction

October 2 - November 1, 2015

VCP is proud and excited to be hosting the The In-Sight Photography Project’s 17th Annual Silent Auction and Exhibition to support their Annual Scholarship Fund! All funds raised during this auction support Insight and their goal of educating local youth. Join us for the opening reception, Friday October 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm. The exhibition will then be on […read more]

Sarah Malakoff: Second Nature

September 4 - 27, 2015

September 4 – 27, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 4th –  5:30 to 8:30pm Artist Talk & Book Signing:  Sunday, September 27th  –  4-6pm  –  (details) From the artist: My photographs are a collection of private spaces that ask the viewer to imagine the people who inhabit them. We see both the unique ways we […read more]

By the Books: A Juried Exhibition

August 7 - 30, 2015

August 7 – 30, 2015  –  Opening Reception: Friday, Aug 7 (5:30 to 8:30pm) The Vermont Center for Photography is pleased to introduce our 1st  juried photographic book show “By the Books,” showcasing a wide variety of outstanding photographic books – as juried by 21st Editions. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: AWARDS Selections from the exhibit: (click […read more]

Marcus DeSieno's solo exhibition "Invisible Monsters" at the Vermont Center for Photography

Marcus DeSieno: Invisible Monsters

July 3 - August 2, 2015

From the Artist: Photography and science have had an intrinsic relationship since its’ invention in 1839. It did not take William Henry Fox Talbot long until he was using his calotype process to capture what was under the lens of his microscope. The indexical nature of photography has pushed the reaches of science ever forward […read more]

Jim Bremer's Solo Exhibition, Carnography, at the Vermont Center for Photography

Jim Bremer: Carnography

June 5 - 28, 2015

From the Artist: In mid-twentieth century America there was no greater icon for freedom than the automobile. Beyond mobility, the car was synonymous with social activity and a symbol of status. It was a member of the family, a teenagers cohort, the businessman’s partner, and the criminals accomplice. Curvaceous lines, jet plane hood ornaments, rear […read more]

Spring Members’ Exhibition

May 1 - 31, 2015

Boasting a diverse group of over 120 photographers from across New England, VCP’s members are a truly key component to the ongoing operations and support of the Vermont Center for Photography and have allowed us to remain a viable non-profit organization for nearly 18 years now. This group exhibition will feature several of these members, […read more]

Perfect Imperfection: Liz LaVorgna & Shanta L.E.

April 3 - 26, 2015

Perfect Imperfection is a collaborative photography and creative writing project by Liz LaVorgna  & Shanta L.E. Perfect Imperfection is a window to emotion presenting what people feel is imperfect about them, emotionally or physically. It’s about discovery, a journey, and acceptance. This project is an invitation to the community to accept and embrace their imperfections […read more]

30 Under 30: a juried exhibition

March 6 - 29, 2015

The Vermont Center for Photography is proud to introduce our newest juried exhibition: “30 Under 30“. This exciting exhibit will showcase the work of 30 emerging photographers from across the country, under 30 years of age. Exhibition: March 6 – 29, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th – 5:30 to 8:30pm Participants include: Juror Statement: […read more]

Nicholas Gaffney: Sunday

February 6 - March 1, 2015

This exhibition will be on display from February 6 through March 1, 2015. Opening Reception: Friday, February 6th, 2015  –  5:30 to 8:30pm Statement: “During our last summer in New York, my wife was pregnant with our first child, I was temporarily out of work, and there was a lot of waiting to do. We […read more]

Michelle Rogers Pritzl: Soma

January 2 - February 1, 2015

Read a full review of this exhibition, written by Arlene Distler, at http://vcphoto.org/review-of-soma/ From the Artist: I am interested in anamnesis- the act of remembrance, and the tension between personal history and present life.  Traumatic events mark us, change us, stay with us.  Though time moves us towards recovery, there often remains a compulsion to […read more]

Annual Members Holiday Exhibition

December 5 - 28, 2014

VCP’s members are truly the heart of what keeps an organization such as ourself afloat over the years. They are a large group of local and regional photographers who are dedicated to assisting us in promoting our mission through exhibitions and educational opportunities. This Annual Holiday Members Exhibition will celebrate that passion for photography in […read more]

John Launois, The Beatles

Insight Photography’s 16th Annual Silent Auction

October 3 - November 2, 2014

VCP is proud and excited to be hosting the The In-Sight Photography Project’s 15th Annual Silent Auction and Exhibition to support their Scholarship Fund! All funds raised during this auction support Insight and their goal of educating local youth. Join us for the opening reception, Friday October 3rd, 5:30-8:30pm. The exhibition will then be on display […read more]

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Seeing Eye to Eye
John Kudukey & Dave Usher

September 5 - 28, 2014

This exhibition will feature the work of two local photographers, John Kudukey & Dave Usher, who both use traditional large format black & white processes to create a collection of images which reflect a view of the natural world. Although the theme of landscapes may be the same, each photographer brings his own view and […read more]

Rob and Heather and Chris and Otto and Koral…
Siri Kaur

August 1 - 31, 2014

This retrospective exhibition presents images from Siri Kaur’s ongoing investigations into photographic portraiture. Her pictures of people are the byproduct of conflict. They offer an outline of the negotiation between competing agendas, not only between that of the artist and the sitter, but also between one’s internal idealized image, and the one that is culturally […read more]

Brighton Beach & St. Petersburg: Urban Landscapes – Stan Sherer & Abraham Ravett

Reception: July 11th, 5:30 to 8:30pm
July 4 - 27, 2014

In the early1980s, during the height of the arrival of Jews from the former Soviet Union, Abraham Ravett used an 8×10 view camera to photograph street and boardwalk scenes in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York, a community where many of these immigrants lived. In the tradition of such photographers as Walker Evans […read more]

ROGER KATZ: Brattleboro Color

June 6 - 29, 2014

Roger enjoyed capturing portraits of people that depicted them in their natural disposition and exhibited their true essence. He would share his love and knowledge for photography with anyone who would listen and served as a mentor to many. Katz passed away April of 2013 after a long-fought battle with cancer. This exhibition is a […read more]

Katie Koti: Chosen Blood

May 2 - June 1, 2014

Katie Koti (b. 1979 ) grew up in Greenfield Massachusetts. Her photography focuses on identity, desire, and embodiment, often using landscape to explore visceral connections between bodies, culture, and nature. She is a member of the Yale MFA Photography class of 2012 and she earned a BFA in Photography and Graphic Design at the Rhode […read more]

Handmade Exhibition at VCP

HANDMADE – A Juried Exhibition

April 4 - 27, 2014

The Vermont Center for Photography is pleased to introduce our latest juried exhibition: “The Art of Handmade & Alternative Photography” featuring 73 works by 47 artists. Participants in this exhibit come from 30 different states and 4 different countries worldwide. We are so honored to have such a great turn-out. Thank you to all who […read more]

UNCOVERED: Collected Photographic Memories

March 7 - March 30, 2014

A Series by Margaret Kristensen Many images and their negatives disappear as time passes. A few get discreetly tucked away in boxes, and with any luck, reappear 60 years later. During the past year I have been collecting these emerging negatives and using them in my work. It seemed unfortunate that many of the characters […read more]

Miska Draskoczy: Gowanus Wild

February 7 - March 2, 2014

Silence. A lack of humans. Light on textured abstraction. Chaotic forms unfolding all around you, creating a hypnosis of spirit that just might convince you there is a Creator after all. These are the qualities I think of when experiencing ‘wilderness’. And yet the same tingle runs down my spine while wandering the industrial streets […read more]

Brett Simison: The Pane in Empty Rooms

January 3 - February 2, 2014

CLOSING RECEPTION:  Sunday, February 2nd – 4 to 6pm. (Details HERE) Just up the mountain from where I live is Ripton, Vermont, a rural community surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest. It’s also the location of the Homer Noble Farm, where Robert Frost spent his summers while teaching at the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference from […read more]

Members’ Holiday Exhibit & Sale

December 6 - 29, 2013

Each December, the Vermont Center for Photography honors its exhibiting members in a month long exhibition which represents a wide variety of photographers from all styles, formats, and ages. This year’s exhibition features nearly two dozen of our members including: Michael Havey T. Namaya Kathleen Williams Jeff Lewis Paul Miller Bernie Kubiak Bruce Rasmussen Judy […read more]

Rebecca Lepkoff: LIMBS

November 1 - December 1, 2013

VCP is proud to announce that we will be hosting a solo exhibition of vintage silver prints by local 97 year old photographer Rebecca Lepkoff. The beauty of limbs—particularly the movement of the body and the swaying of trees—is the focus of Rebecca Lepkoff: LIMBS.  This exhibition features 41 photographs taken over a 40 year […read more]

InSight Photography Project’s 15th Annual Silent Auction & Exhibition

October 4 - 28, 2013

VCP is proud and excited to be hosting the The In-Sight Photography Project’s 15th Annual Silent Auction and Exhibition to support their Scholarship Fund! All funds raised during this auction support Insight and their goal of educating local youth Join us for the opening reception, Friday October 4th, 5:30-8:30 Exhibition open through Sunday, October 27:  Monday […read more]

Dreamland: Photographs by Michael Poster

Sept 6 - 29, 2013

Drilling for natural gas began near Michael’s former home in Montrose, Pennsylvania some time in 2008. Soon after, he began to make pictures of his friends and neighbors. It was clear their lives were about to change dramatically. A few would get rich from lucrative leases and royalties while others would be cheated and sickened […read more]

Phone.tography

August 2 - September 1, 2013

In recent years, photography has taken on many new forms with the evolution of the digital world – cell phones and mobile devices in particular. Built-in cameras are becoming increasingly adequate – adding a new twist to how we define photography. Many times, these images are not intended for exhibition purposes, but rather, as a […read more]

Celluloid Dreams: America’s Vanishing Movie Theaters & Drive-Ins – Photographs by Stefanie Klavens

July 2013

During Hollywood’s golden age – the 1920’s through 1940’s – nearly every American city and town had it’s own movie palace. Whether an extravagant, neon-clad jewel or of more modest proportion, the neighborhood theater was an anchor of the community’s social and economic life. Designed in a wide range of flamboyant architectural styles, America’s historic […read more]

Thomas Hewitt: Controlled Kollisions

June 2013

“My work, while exploring the geometric relationships of common items in our environment, provides a glimpse of an altered reality. A photo of a water lily, although pleasant, has been seen so often that it is merely a common icon. The same exquisite water lily, naturally precise, becomes a radiant mandala with great depth and […read more]

May Members Exhibition

May 2013

Please join us at the Vermont Center for Photography to once again highlight the fine photographic work of our exhibiting members for the month of May. Subject matter and style will vary greatly though the work will all share a common passion for the medium of photography. Our members come from all types of backgrounds […read more]

Fred Bonatto: This is Burma

April 2013

Myanmar (Burma) is opening up to the outside world. Photographs by Fred Bonatto of this long time reclusive country are on display at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro Vermont for the month of April 2013. Six months after travel restrictions, Bonatto visited Burma and lived with Buddhist monks. He explored the everyday life […read more]

Unclothed: The Human Form – A Juried Exhibition

March 2013

Photography never tires of the nude. Fads and styles may come and go, but the nude, as a form of artistic expression, always remains fresh. One can see, in Western and Eastern art, how the artistic nude reflects a profound admiration for the body as the shape of humanity. Please join us in this month […read more]

DAY DREAMERS / NIGHT WANDERERS: Photographs by Emma Powell & Kirsten Hoving

February 2013

Daydreamers & Night Wanderers is a two-person (mother & daughter) exhibition of photographs by Kirsten Hoving and Emma Powell. The exhibition features work from a series by each artist: Emma Powell’s large-scale toned cyanotypes from her series “The Shadow Catcher’s Daughter,” and Kirsten Hoving’s archival digital prints from her series “Night Wanderers.” The work is […read more]

Waypoints: Recent Photographs by Jim Schlessinger

January 2013

Schlessinger’s photographs explore segues between conventionally perceived reality and abstraction. The work speaks to the idea that one can experience abstraction and appreciate metaphor in day-to-day life. This stimulates fresh consideration of the ways in which we live. Since Jim’s last solo show at VCP in 2010, he has added many new works to this […read more]

Members’ Holiday Exhibit, Sale & Silent Auction

December 2012

“Community” is the theme of December’s group exhibition and silent auction by VCP Members. This term can represent a wide variety of subject matter depending on the photographer’s style or relationship with the community and the people around them. Because Vermont (as well as much of New England) puts such a great deal of focus […read more]

Frank Ward: The Drunken Bicycle – Travels in the Former Soviet Union

November 2012

This November, the Vermont Center for Photography is proud to present a solo exhibition by Ashfield, MA photographer Frank Ward. The series titled “The Drunken Bicycle: Travels in a Former Soviet Union” is an intriguing documentary of a region of our world unknown to many. Ward has visited Russia, Ukraine, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan numerous […read more]

14th Annual Silent Auction & Exhibition: A Benefit for the InSight Photography Project

October 2012

World-class art photography will be on display and available for bid during the month of October in The In-Sight Photography Project’s annual exhibition and silent auction. This year’s auction holds special significance as In-Sight celebrates 20 years of giving local teens the tools for creative self-expression and encouraging their positive engagement in the community. “In-Sight […read more]

Sally Apfelbaum: Photographs, Photograms, & Paintings

August 2012

In this 25-year retrospective at The Vermont Center for Photography, Bennington/NYC, Sally Apfelbaum exhibits 30 photographs, photograms, and paintings made between 1987 and 2012. With subjects that range from New York’s Ellis Island and upstate forests to Monet’s garden in Giverny, France, Apfelbaum uses multiple exposure techniques in her photographs that isolate and recombine basic […read more]

New Work: A Members’ Exhibition

July 2012

Photographers, like all artists, constantly search for new ways of seeing and exploring their ideas. This exhibit at VCP for the month of July highlights the recent work of VCP exhibiting members. Many kinds of processes and visions will be on view. Please join us and show your support for our local artists! Opening reception […read more]

Cowscapes: A Juried Exhibition

June 2012

Cowscapes: There is something unique about cows. This juried group exhibit will explore the relationship we have with our bovine friend, and how they fit into the New England life and landscape. We received many submissions and our gallery committee has selected a body of 38 photographs to be exhibited. Accepted participants include: Daniel Alberto […read more]

Shadowgraphs: Christine Triebert

May 2012

Christine’s current body of work consists of still life botanical photographs made without the use of a camera. Using locally found organic subject matter, she expresses nature’s forms in clean minimalist lines, muted tones, subtle shadows, and the play of interacting shapes. Cameraless photography is a historic process in which light-sensitive paper is exposed in […read more]

My Fabulous Favorite Photograph: A Members’ Exhibit

April 2012

For April’s Members’ exhibit, we asked VCP exhibiting members to submit up to three pieces each of a photo or photos that they revere as one of their favorite photos they’ve taken – or at least greatly admire. The result: An extremely varied conglomeration of work tied together by a sense of passion – not […read more]

On the Street: A Juried Exhibition

March 2012

Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. On […read more]

Michael Forster Rothbart: After Chernobyl

February 2012

Michael Forster Rothbart spent 2 years in Chernobyl documenting the lives of the everyday joys and sorrows of life of the people who stayed after the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986. Forster Rothbart says “Most outsiders think Chernobyl is a place of danger and despair, and so this is what they photograph. For me, […read more]

William Dixon: Artists Work Like This

January 2012

William Dixon’s photographs present extended portraits of artists and artisans from around our region. Dixon expands the portrait by including not only the artist’s photograph but their products, studio, tools, and methods. Art is not a job but a life for these inspiring people. “Looking at an example of art in a window or on […read more]

Annual December Members’ Exhibition

December 2011

Please join us at the Vermont Center for Photography to once again highlight the fine photographic work of our exhibiting members for the month of December. Subject matter and style will vary greatly though the work will all share a common passion for the medium of photography. Our members come from all types of backgrounds […read more]

Insight Photography’s 13th Annual Silent Auction

October 2011

World-class art photography will be on display and available for bid during the month of October in The In-Sight Photography Project’s annual exhibition and silent auction. This year’s auction holds special significance as In-Sight celebrates 20 years of giving local teens the tools for creative self-expression and encouraging their positive engagement in the community. “In-Sight […read more]

Gia Chkhatashvili: Visions of Caucasus Georgia

September 2011

Bio Native to Georgia, Gia Chkhatarashvili is a self-taught photographer who was born in 1959. A graduate of Tbilisi State University with a degree in philosophy, he discovered photography as a young man. His freelance career began in 1990 and he is a member of the Photographer’s Union of Georgia. Over the past ten years, […read more]

Barry Dial, Richard Morange, & Gene LaFord: Found Art

August 2011

You’re walking down a trail, looking for the best view of the mountains in front of you, find a spot and set up the camera, then turn around and there is the real picture. Or maybe it’s a late night drive and you see a cloud illuminated by the full moon that dominates the shrouded […read more]

Paul Turnbull: Monhegan: Island at the Edge of Time

July 2011

I first visited Monhegan Island, Maine, in 1963. Arriving at mainland Port Clyde a few minutes prior to departure of the Laura B., the mail boat that also served as passenger ferry and cargo hauler for island supplies, I asked a crewmember, “Hey, what’s out there on the island?”. He replied with something like, “Well, […read more]