New England Women in Photography is gearing up for what looks to be another exciting exchange of ideas and forum for exploring contemporary photography at its finest. This Sunday, April 25th from 9:30am to 2pm, the organization which is part of the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change presents a discussion on the contemporary use of 19th century photographic processes by 21st century artists.
Hosted with the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change, Handmade Photography in the Digital Age features women expert panelists, including Karen Haas, curator of the Museum of Fine Arts Lane Collection, France Scully Osterman, a professional photographer and writer, Artist Jo Sandman, Artist and Educator Laura Blacklow, who authored the book “New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step by Step Manual for Alternative Techniques,” and Collage Artist Jesseca Ferguson, an educator on 19th century photographic processes.
The day of discussion is offered in conjunction with the exhibit "Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Processes in the 21st Century," currently on view in the Trustman Gallery at Simmons through May 28, 2010. The exhibit will be available for viewing on April 25th from 2 to 4 pm.
The event this Sunday, “Handmade Photography in the Digital Age," opens with a networking session from 9:30 to 10 am, and the day includes a continental breakfast and lunch. An RSVP is required. Tickets are $35 for guests, $15 with a student ID and it all takes place at Simmons College in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, in Boston. Checks should be made payable to "Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change" and mailed to Diane Hammer, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115. For more information, contact Diane Hammer at email@example.com.
New England Women in Photography (NEWIP) seeks to inform, empower and support women in all areas of photography. Through lectures, workshops and networking NEWIP creates a sense of community, promotes dialogue, and fosters new projects, which advance women in photography. The Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change (SILC) sponsors programs, activities, and resources that help initiate social change for women, raise women's issues to the state and national political level, and reach out to audiences diverse in age, class, sexual orientation, culture, and educational background.
Events produced by New England Women in Photography are always inspiring, always engaging, and should not be missed by those involved in the art of photography.