Who We Are

VCP is operated entirely upon a small army of volunteer members of our Board of Directors as well as our Gallery Director. Our staff come from a wide range of photographic backgrounds and bring a great deal of professional and creative skills to the table. To contact any board member directly, please send all inquiries to our Gallery Director at info@vcphoto.org.

Joshua Farr

Executive Director

Joshua Farr is a photographer, curator, graphic/web designer, photo-printer, furniture-builder, and Gallery Director at the Vermont Center for Photography – a position he has held for 6 years. He is responsible for curating the center’s monthly photographic exhibitions as well as organizing regular photographic workshops, artists talks, photographic publications/catalogues, & portfolio reviews. Joshua splits his time between VCP and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center where he has been a staff photographer and exhibitions installer/art-handler since 2012. Graduating in 2011, he received his BFA in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he held a 3-year work-study position for the photography department. Joshua lives in West Brattleboro, Vermont with his partner and two dogs. View Joshua’s personal work online, HERE.

Frank Gorga

President

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.

Al Karevy

Vice-President

Al Karevy has enjoyed a twenty year career in photography, shooting an incredible range of objects, art and architecture. 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.

Michael Havey

Treasurer

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.

Carolyn Isaak

Secretary

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.

Barry Dial

Board Member

Barry Dial is a long-time photographer and computer-programmer extraordinaire living and working in Bennington, New Hampshire.

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.”

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.

Sarah Lang

Board Member

Sarah Lang is a project manager at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. She most recently graduated from UMass Amherst with a Masters of Science in Sustainability Sciences and a Masters of Regional Planning. Although her career is focused in economic development, Sarah has grown up in the world of art. With both parents being photographers, and always having a dark room in the basement, Sarah has been immersed in photography since a very young age. 

Beth Pelton

Board Member

A native of Massachusetts, Beth began her photography journey in her high school darkroom over 30 years ago. Since that time Beth has made a name for herself in the Monadnock area in New Hampshire. Primarily a landscape, nature and historic places photographer, Beth is a frequent freelancer for AtHome Magazine, Monadnock Table, Brattleboro Reformer and WGBY Public Television. Beth has shown her work in juried shows around New England, winning an award of excellence at the Mohawk Trail 100 year anniversary, and placing in several photography contests. Her work has also been featured on Boston Chronicle. Beth graduated with a BS in Environmental Education from the University of Wyoming and lives in the Monadnock Region with her husband, daughter and a couple of rescued cats and dogs. You can find Beth’s work at www.eightcattailsimagery.com

(Your Name Here)

Board Member

Please consider joining the Board of Directors of the Vermont Center for Photography. We are seeking individuals of all experience levels who wish to help VCP carry out its mission of promoting the photographic arts throughout the region.

For more information, please contact Joshua Farr at info@vcphoto.org.