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.

Barry Dial

Board President

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

Al Karevy

Board 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.

Frank Gorga

Board 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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

(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.