Member Newsletters

September Newsletter
September 2013

Here is the September newsletter from NHSPA.

Be sure to read the first item below, to learn how to set up your member gallery on the NHSPA web site. 



(from Sarah Flause)

The WWW.NHSPA.ORG Member Gallery is now open!! 

Please have a look. NHSPA.ORG -> MEMBER -> MEMBER GALLERY. We've had a few people set up some great samples. Have a look at Paul Wainwright's - he took full advantage of the bio space and has a lot of stunning B&W images. See Gary Lamott and Ellen Ryder Griffin's galleries for beautiful examples of both bold and subtle color images.

We still have issues and wishlist items for our website and some of those pertain to the Member Gallery but it really does look great and we feel that things are far enough along to open up access. The annual charge for a Virtual Gallery with space for bio and contact information as well as images is $25.00. However, there are only 4 months left in this year and WE REALLY REALLY WANT YOU TO GET YOUR PHOTOS OUT THERE...so if you send the $25 check now it will cover your cost for the rest of this year as well as all of 2014!!

All you need to do is send your name and email address along with a check payable to NHSPA for $25 to: 

PO Box 41
New Castle, NH 03854

We will set up your account and send you a confirmation email with a temporary password and some simple usage information. 

If you have questions please send an email to s_flause@yahoo.com.



(From David Speltz and www.currier.org/exhibitions )

Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War

Aug. 3, 2013 — Nov. 11, 2013

This exhibition presents 35 iconic photographs that brought the Vietnam War to the dinner table of every American household. Photographers Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows and Don McCullin provided the definitive visual record for one the most defining events in American 20th century history. They laid bare the horrors of combat with directness never before seen, causing many to question the morality of war. That these images influenced public opinion of the Vietnam War and hastened its end is a testament to the visual power and authority of the medium and the courage and artistry of their makers, many of whom died on the battlefield. More info at www.currier.org



Buyer's Brokers of the Seacoast is hosting an open house/meet the artist event on Friday, September 6, 2013  6:00 – 8:00 PM: “Architecture and Design: Morocco, Turkey and India”
Michael Sterling, Photographer
33 Deer Street, Suite 4A, Portsmouth, NH 03801
For more info contact mcgee@hallmcgee.com or 800-654-9935X109



(from Sarah Flause)

Alexandra de Steiguer has a show at the Drift Gallery, there until September 22nd. The exhibition is called Small Island, Big Picture. And she also has a beautiful book available, Small Island, Big Picture – Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See, with her photographs and text. Stunning show and amazing book. The Drift Gallery is at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth.

There is another great show at the MFA in Boston. An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection. Open until March 30, 2014. "This exhibition celebrates the Lane Collection, renowned for its deep holdings of the work of major American modernist photographers including Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams - and given to the MFA by Saundra Lane in 2012..." There is also a very beautiful book to accompany the show. 

The Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA is a bit of a hike for some but I have seen some amazing shows there. I've not yet seen this one but I hope to soon: Building a Collection: Photography at the Fitchburg Art Museum, open through Summer 2014. 

"This special exhibition, organized by Consulting Curator of Photography Stephen Jareckie, features historically significant photographers including Peter Henry Emerson, Alexander Gardner, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Bradford Washburn, Harold E. Edgerton, and Paul Caponigro. The Fitchburg Art Museum began collecting fine art photographs since 1980 by accepting the anonymous donation of Charles Sheeler’s Lever House...which laid the foundation for what has become a collection of over 450 photographic prints....The pictures displayed in these newly installed galleries trace the history of photography from the 1860s to the 21st century. These images, mainly American in character, present an overview of a photography collection built over three decades."

If anyone is in NYC there is a Walker Evans show, Walker Evans American Photographs, at the MoMA through January 26th, 2014. "This installation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first one-person photography exhibition at MoMA, and the accompanying landmark publication that established the potential of the photographer’s book as an indivisible work of art." 



The Seacoast Photographers Group (Exeter) will have an exhibit at Main Street Art in Newfields Friday September 13th, 5:30 PM. The exhibit is titled: Seacoast 'Scapes: Scenes Capturing the Essence of the NH Seacoast. 
Link for info and RSVP



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