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February Newsletter
February 2013

NHSPA February 2013 Newsletter

Greetings NHSPA Members and email list subscribers.

This month's newsletter contains several items you may find interesting, including an opportunity to participate in a new NHSPA show at the NH State Library this summer, and preliminary info on an NHSPA-sponsored talk by renowned Santa Fe NM photographer Norman Mauskopf. There are also a few important reminders and a web site update.



(from Ron St. Jean)

We are approaching the end of this year's outstanding Exeter show, which closes February 2 at 4:00 PM. If you have photographs in the exhibit, please plan to pick them up either February 2, between 4:00 and 5:00 PM, or February 3, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. After 12:00, the gallery will be locked and we will not have the key. If you cannot pick up your work, please arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. Thank you for participating!



(from Richard Moore)

NHSPA and the Camera Club of Exeter, England, are mounting a new exhibit from June 13 to July 26 at the State Library in Concord.  The state Department of Cultural Affairs is making the newly renovated Map Room available to us for this continuation of the "Exeter Connection."  Each NHSPA member can enter one work, prepared as for the Exeter Town Hall show.  We may have to trim the number somehow, depending on space.

Stay tuned for details.  This is a beautiful venue and a great opportunity.  We hope some of the UK photographers might come, but there will be no formal hosting or programming, other than an opening reception June 13.  The UK photographers will be sending forty new prints, already mounted and matted to fit the frames from the 2011 joint exhibit.  

We will need volunteers to do publicity, host the reception, and hang and take down the show in the weeks on either side of the exhibit dates.  We hope to engage some new volunteers in the Merrimack Valley!  Volunteer NOW by writing RMOORE@METROCAST.NET!

Thanks,  Richard Moore



(from David Speltz)

On Sunday, June 9, renowned documentary photographer and Maine Media Workshops instructor Norman Mauskopf is schedule to present a talk to the NHSPA. Details regarding the topic, location, and time will be provided as soon as possible. 

Here is a quick bio from MMW:

Norman Mauskopf is the recipient of a W. Eugene Smith Fellowship and has had four photography books published by Twin Palms Publishers. The most recent, Descendants, focuses on the Hispanic community of northern New Mexico. His previous books include A Time Not Here, which focused on African-American culture in rural Mississippi; Dark Horses, which documented the world of thoroughbred horse racing; and Rodeo, which captured the life of professional rodeo cowboys. Norman's photographs have been included in solo and group exhibitions including two shows at the Visa Pour L'Image Festival in Perpignan, France. He has worked for a variety of magazine and corporate clients and has been a dedicated photographic educator for thirty years.




(from Sarah Flause)


The new NHSPA website is up! We have an active calendar of upcoming events including key dates and information about the NHSPA Annual Members Exhibition at theExeter Town Hall in Exeter, NH.

Currently the website represents Phase I only - member logins, member managed photo galleries, online membership renewal are all actively being developed…please have a look and we will keep you posted as further website components are made available.

If you have any comments you may send them to s_flause@yahoo.com.

Many thanks to John Hauschildt and his team at Newcastle Technology Advisors for the design and implementation of the website, and to Kate Crichton and other NHSPA members who have helped with the project.



(from David Speltz)

The NHSPA annual meeting will be on Sunday, May 19, location TBD. The formal part of the meeting will start at 2pm, preceded by an informal networking session that will start at 1pm. During that session we will try to match up people seeking help/advice on specific photography issues with appropriate advisors. Details to follow. 



The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members, in a simple, once-per-month text-only email blast that includes official NHSPA news and brief items submitted by our members regarding their upcoming shows, workshops of interest, and things like that. 

The newsletter will usually be sent out around the 29th of each month. If you have info you'd like included, please email it to David J Murray (djm@ClearEyePhoto.com) by the 26th of the month. Please use the items above as a guide for writing yours. We hope there will be many contributions!

Please send comments/suggestions/questions about these newsletters to me (David J. Murray). Your feedback is most welcome!

- David Murray